GA Walk & Roll Day is Tomorrow, March 7


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On Wednesday, March 7, children in the City Schools of Decatur will participate in the annual Georgia Walk & Roll to School Day. In 2017, over 1500 children in Decatur participated by walking or rolling to school. Let’s beat that number in 2018!

Did you know?
Decatur has had an active Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program since 2005.

The program won the Golden Shoe Award from PEDS for Pedestrian Friendly School System.

In 2008 the Decatur Active Living Division took on the management and development of Decatur’s program.

Thanks to our wonderful parent “school champions” who keep the children motivated to walk or bike to school. Parents not only encourage children to participate in the program, but offer walking  school buses on special walk days and greet the children at the school with incentive items such as bracelets and stickers.

Be on the lookout for our walkers and rollers and drive safely!

For more information on SRTS in Decatur, click here.

Oakhurst Pool Update


Oakhurst Pool will be temporarily closed on February 9, 2018 for the entire day, or until repairs are completed. Repairs are taking longer than anticipated.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

For information about Oakhurst and other pools in Decatur, click here.

Swing Your Partner at Decatur Recreaton Center

The Chattahoochee Contra Dancers are now dancing at Decatur Recreation Center!

Dances are held from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. every Friday night.  New dancers are encouraged to attend one or more of the Beginners Lessons which start promptly at 7:30 pm.  New dancers will be ‘Contra Dancing’ by their first dance starting at 8:00 pm.

There are two or more ‘Walk Thrus’ on each dance, so all dancers will be familiarized with the dance before dancing with the music.  You do not need to bring a partner as everyone comes to dance.  Just ask others to dance and most say ‘I’d love to dance’ or something similar around 90% of the time.   It is best to wear comfortable loose fitting clothes and soft sole shoes.  No high heels.

A different Caller and a different LIVE Band every Friday so there is a variety of dance and music from week to week.  Cost is $10 and $5 for students with IDs.  In addition to dancing several Contra Dances at the Friday dance, there is a mixer dance early in the evening where everyone essentially dances with everyone else, a square dance on occasion and one or two waltzes later in the evening.

More info about Chattahoochee Contra Dancers at   Also, a large selection of Beginners and Advanced Contra Dance videos at:

Move It Monday with a Monday Mile


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This Monday, Start Walking With Your Heart in Mind

February is American Heart Month and we’re highlighting some of the effects of physical activity on your heart. Making a plan to become more active has several benefits to your health. It can reduce stress, build muscles, and increase your endurance. Walking is something many of us do every day, several times a day. When it’s done for more than 30 minutes a day, it can be great exercise for people at almost any level of fitness. It also provides a great workout for your heart! It’s the first Monday of American Heart Month, so find some time to walk today!

Some people are a bit daunted by the idea of exercise or may not feel like they’re in the condition to take on something physically demanding. But walking is the perfect low-impact activity for people who are just starting a fitness routine, coming back after a medical recovery, or even pursuing something more challenging. Thirty minutes of brisk walking every day can add up to the recommended 150 minutes of moderate physical activity you get every week, even if that 30 minutes is broken up into 10- or 15-minute walks.

According to the American Heart Association, a daily walking routine can benefit your cardiovascular system by reducing your risk for several conditions such as heart disease and stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes (as well as osteoporosis and breast and colon cancer). If the physical rewards weren’t enough, walking also burns calories, keeps your muscles strong, and reduces stress. And all you have to do is walk!

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Run With the Dogs is Saturday!


Only a few days until the Run With The Dogs 5k and 1-Mile Pup Trot. AND you can still grab one of the “King Louie” long-sleeved shirts if you register now! A limited number still remain.

The Decatur Bulldog Boosters RWTD5K happens this Saturday, January 20, at 9:00 a.m. beginning at Decatur High School and traveling a scenic route through Decatur neighborhoods. Run or walk with or without your dog. This year’s event will also feature a 1-Mile Pup Trot that starts at 8:30 am. All proceeds go to funding the uniforms, equipment, and awards for our student-athletes at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School. So come on out and run off a few of those Holiday calories with Decatur and its dogs!

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Safe Winter Walking Tips

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Move It Monday: The Monday Mile

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If you walk a regular Monday Mile, you’ll find that the same old route might get a little boring. It’s easy to walk a mile, but sometimes it’s difficult to stay motivated to walk everyday, especially when the temperatures cool! You’re likely to stay indoors if it’s dark and cold, like most winter months are. However, when you’re feeling uninspired, the best thing to do is challenge yourself! Get outside today and everyday! Here’s a list of things you can do to enhance your #MondayMile this week!

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Move It Monday: Recommit to your Workout Routine


Now that the holiday season has officially kicked off, it may be difficult to stick to your workout routine. Rather than skip out on fitness, use this Monday to recommit to your workout and keep your momentum going. Here are four tips on how to recommit to your exercise routine when you get off track!

Read more on the Move It Monday blog.

Halloween Themed Third Friday Bike Ride: October 20 at 6:30 p.m.

IMG_0999Join  Decatur Active Living for the October Halloween themed Third Friday FUN Bike Ride on October 20. Ride through Decatur neighborhoods and view Halloween decorations. You are encouraged to wear costumes and/or decorate your bike for the occasion. Greg White is this month’s ride leader!

The ride is approximately 6 miles at a slow pace. This is a no-drop ride. Helmets and lights are required. 

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to ride at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about biking in Decatur visit