Human and 4-Legged Canned Food Drive

Share-What-U-CanThe Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA)is holding a state-wide food drive for both canned food for the food banks and pet food for the animal shelters in Columbus, GA. Columbus is our host for the 2017 Annual GRPA conference and we would like to thank them by giving back to their community. All items should be delivered to the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street no later than November 3 for delivery to Columbus on November 6th.

Decatur Active Living is a member of the GRPA and supports their mission. For more information contact cbass@columbusga.com.

Celebrate Car Free Day This Friday!

International Car Free Day is September 22

car freeOn Friday, September 22, the City of Decatur will join with people across the globe to participate in World Car Free Day – a time for community members to come together to explore the benefits of walking, biking, using public transit and carpooling to get us where we need to go.

Celebrate with us on the Old Courthouse Square from 11 am until 1 pm. Learn about alternative modes of transportation from GA Commute Options, MARTA, the Lifelong Community Board, Emory Cliff Shuttle, Active Living and more.

Receive a special Car Free Day sticker and a light for walking at night just for stopping by.

Take the Car Free Pledge!

Pledge to go Car Free. All participants who pledge no later than midnight on Thursday, September 21 will be entered into a drawing for two Decatur Wine Festival Tickets, compliments of the Decatur Arts Alliance. Winner will be announced on September 22.

Take the pledge here.

Third Sunday Stroll: Explore Woodlands Garden on September 17

Join members of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the Third Sunday Stroll which will be held this Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm. This month’s walk will explore Woodland Gardens. Larn about the plants as you tour and enjoy some time in nature.

Meet at Westchester School and be ready to walk at 2 pm.

For more information on walking in Decatur click here.

City Offices Closed, Monday, September 11

Due to the threat of severe weather for our area, all city offices are closed tomorrow, Monday, September 11. Public safety, public works and emergency staff should report as normal.

Other cancellations:

-Monday garbage and recycling services.

-After school programs.

-Active Living activities.

-Oakhurst Pool ribbon cutting.

Emergency updates and closures will be posted on http://www.thedecaturminute.com and the city’s website and all official City of Decatur social media.

Recreation Centers Closed on Monday for Labor Day

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Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will be closed on Monday in honor of Labor Day. Glenlake Tennis Center will remain open.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

 

 

 

Oakhurst Pool Opening in September

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The Renovated Pool at the Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club

Oakhurst Pool Opening in September
Ribbon Cutting September 11, 4 pm

Join Mayor Patti Garrett and City Manager Peggy Merriss on Monday, September 11 at 4pm for the opening of the city’s first indoor pool at the Samuel L. Johnson Boys and Girls Club in Oakhurst. City of Decatur staff, Boys and Girls Club staff, Dynamo Pools and DPR Contractors will be on hand to answer questions.

The pool is a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club, Decatur Active Living and Dynamo Swim. Oakhurst pool is located at 450 East Lake Dr. and the entrance is on the right side of the building.

Beginning September 11 until September 30, lap swim will be available during open hours with the exception of 4 – 6 pm and free swim will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4 pm. The lap ropes will be removed during free swim time to allow families a place to play.

Pool hours for September are 6 am until 9 pm Monday through Friday, 7 am until 4 pm on Saturdays and noon until 4 pm on Sundays. Programming will begin in October and there will be designated hours for lap swim beginning at that time.

Swim passes will be available at Glenlake Tennis Center. Adult swim passes will be available for the month of September for $30/$60 for non-residents; children swim passes are $20/$40 for non-residents.  Beginning in October, monthly adult passes will be $50/$100 for non-residents; children passes will be $30/ $60 for non-residents.

For more information visit www.decaturga.com/pools.

Fall Playbook Now Available Online

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You don’t have to wait for the mail to deliver your new Playbook to learn about new classes, athletics, tennis, special events, after-school programs and more! The Playbook has activities for all ages, so check out the Fall Playbook on-line today! Simply click here to download your copy and start planning how you are going to be active this Fall!

Move it Monday: Benefits of Standing

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From our friends at the Monday Campaigns:

Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time may have detrimental effects on our metabolism and cardiovascular health. The act of standing may have similar benefits as walking – standing improves posture and circulation, increases metabolism, and gently tones muscles in the core and legs while burning calories. However, there is no need to stand all day long. It’s possible to find a happy medium that will discourage inactivity while benefiting your health. Check out our blog post for a few ways to add more standing into your daily routine without overdoing it.

Magical Mornings, preschool shows are back at Decatur Rec. Center!

Showtime is 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. The cost is $2 per child, parents and teachers are admitted free. Come out and join us at Magical Mornings events this Fall 2017!

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Lil’ Kickers Soccer, Register Now!

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