Third Sunday Stroll is October 15: Visit Glenn Creek Nature Preserve

Image result for glenn creek nature preserveAre you familiar with the Glenn Creek Nature Preserve, right here in Decatur? Have you visited before? If not, now is your chance! Join members of the Pedestrian Committee on Sunday, October 15, at 2 pm.

Decatur Active Living’s October Third Sunday Stroll will be led by Neil Norton, who is an ISA-certified arborist. He founded Glenn Creek Nature Preserve and will tell us all about it as we enjoy a walk through the area.

Located between Glennwood Estates and Decatur Heights, Glenn Creek Nature Preserve is a two-acre bio-reserve of native Piedmont habitat maintained by neighbors and owned by the City of Decatur. Glenn Creek (formerly Hunter’s Branch) runs through the property and is part of the South Fork Peachtree sub-watershed.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center at  2 pm and walk over as a group to the preserve. Parking is available in the Library parking deck (Decatur Rec shares the deck with them).  Contact  Kimberly Head Amos (404-550-4323) for more information.

“Walking Past the Dead” Tree Tour – Rescheduled for October 28

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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.

Decatur Recreation Centers Closed for Memorial Day

untitledDecatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday and reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

Please stay cool in one of the City’s three pools, or visit one of our many parks and green spaces.

Did you know that there is a great green space, Sycamore Park,  on Sycamore Street just east of the Recreation Center, between Commerce and Ponce de Leon? It provides a great space to play and run around. Take a picnic and enjoy your day!

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Walk With the Arborist…

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Savannah holly is a hybrid whose genetic ÒrootsÓ run deep into our native American Holly family (Ilex opaca) with influence from two other holly species.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly…fa la la la la, la la la la, tis the season to be jolly.

We won’t be decorating any trees but we will walk with the city arborist, India Woodson, to learn about and discuss tree canopy, health, and jolly policy. I’m sure we’ll even come across some holly trees this time of year.

Meet us Wednesday at 10 am in the lobby of the Decatur Recreation Center. We will walk about 2.5-3.0 miles at a strolling pace and stop to chat here and there. It looks to be a fine sunny winter day. Bring a water bottle and go ahead and put bells on if you like!

Jingle jingle!

 

Celebrate National Kids to Park Day in Decatur This Saturday

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Buzz around eight Decatur community gardens, parks, and a woodland sanctuary on National Kids to Parks Day, May 16, a nation-wide day of outdoor play encouraging children to explore their local, state, and national parks and public lands. Garden Go Seek is a kid-oriented, family-friendly scavenger hunt designed to get you out of the house and into Decatur’s beeeee-autiful green spaces. And it won’t sting your family budget because it’s free!

  1. Pick up a free Garden Go Seek booklet at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave. or at any the gardens listed here.
  2. Hunt down answers to all of the questions.
  3. Get a special prize at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave.

Look for volunteers at each site from 11 am to 2 pm to answer questions. Can’t visit all eight in one day? Spread them out throughout the week or all summer!

For a list of the participating greenspaces, click here.