Decatur’s Pools are Now Open

Decatur Pools are Open

Take a splash in one of our outdoor pools this summer! Be sure to get your resident season passes at Glenlake Tennis Center (1121 Church Street) and check out the hours below.

Glenlake PoolEbster PoolMcKoy Pool
Monday – Friday, 10am – 8pmMonday – Friday, 12pm – 4:30pmMonday – Friday, 10am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 6pmSaturday & Sunday, 10am – 6pmSaturday & Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Pool Hours Extended Through September 27!


Glenlake Pool
Open 10am -6pm daily through September 27

McKoy and Ebster Pool
Open 4pm – 8pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from now through Sept 7

Open 10am – 6pm on Wed, Sat, Sun from now through Sept 7

Open 10am – 6pm on weekends only from Sept 8 – Sept 27

New Pool Hours Through Labor Day


Enjoy the pools though Labor Day with the new hours.

Glenlake Pool:
10 am – 6 pm each day of the week

McKoy and Ebster Pools:
4 pm – 8 pm weekdays
10 am – 6 pm weekends and Labor Day

Pool Update: Wednesday, July 22


Update 2:12 pm: Ebster Pool will open at 3 pm

Update: McKoy Pool will open today at 2 pm

Glenlake Pool is open from 10 am until 6 pm.

Ebster and McKoy Pools are currently closed, with repairs in progress, and may open later today.

Check back here for updates.

City of Decatur Pools will open regular hours on August 1 and 2


Even though City of Decatur schools open on August 1, all the city pools will be open regular weekday hours on August 1 and 2. Continue to enjoy the pools and stay cool!

For more information on City of Decatur pools, click here.

Glenlake Pool Closed July 17, 10 am – 1 pm


Glenlake Pool will be closed July 17th from 10 am-1 pm for the City of Decatur Children and Youth Services Splash Party.  Please visit Ebster Pool or McKoy Pool.

Glenlake Pool is Closed Today

Glenlake Pool is closed for the remainder of the day and will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29. We apologize for any inconvenience.



Walking Among Docs – A New Twist

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Decatur Cemetery Holds Many Doctors and 1,000 Veterans

Walk With a Doc visited the Decatur Cemetery where we were greeted by lead docent Cathy Vogel. Years of research enabled her to look up all the doctors who rest at the 58 acre greenspace and give us a walking tour to share a little bit of their lives and legacy.

Yes, normally Walk With a Doc, is led by a doctor in the community but we like to mix it up and keep things interesting. So every Veterans Day, for 2 years now anyway, we choose the cemetery as our weekly walk route because the volunteers post American flags to honor the 1,000 Veterans who rest at Decatur Cemetery; and because Cathy is there to lead us on a themed walk similar to the seasonal 2nd Sunday walks that are offered by the docents from May to October.

Here are some of the Docs we walked / visited with this week

  • Dr. Powell was the medicine man  (buried near Emory; marker only. Lots of family nearby in his plot)
  • Dr. Chivers was more poet than doc. (Decatur’s forgotten poet; rival of Poe and originally buried at his own front steps)
  • Bukumba worked for a Decatur family  (Nurse for missionary family with Decatur roots)
  • Dr. Carl Renfoe of middle school (Middle school named for him; educator)
  • Dr. Ormand Morgan (dates before 1827; ground penetrating radar located his grave and a marker will be installed in spring)
  • Dr. Margaret Pepperdene, Beloved English professor at Agnes Scott College, her classes on Chaucer were much in demand. She could speak Old English fluently with just the right lilt. After retirement, she continued teaching at the Paideia School in Atlanta.
  • Dr. Peter Hoyle, stepfather to Emily Pittman (whose beautiful grave we visited) and former owner of farm where Agnes Scott College stands today
  • Dr. Gary Stukes, Dean of faculty at Agnes Scott College
  • Jean Slack Morse & Dr. Chester Morse of Woodlands Garden land (donated home and gardens to City)
  • Dr. Wallace McPherson Alston, Agnes Scott College (President)
  • Rev. Donald Fraser  (Presbyterian minister who could make even Latin and Greek interesting to the boys in his school)
  • Drs. Durham & Goss ( Surgeon CSA and a doctor (related to one of our walkers) who made housecalls)

Be sure to grab the walking tour brochure and make your own discoveries in this beautiful greenspace full of champion trees, trails, paths, benches, a pond, and a cinerarium (a place to receive the ashes from cremations), and a marker for those donating their bodies to science, all of which are adjacent to Glenlake Park.

Note: Start time is now 10:30 am for Walk With a Doc through the winter months. Join us any Wednesday for free, we walk 3 miles, at a normal pace, all adults welcome or even students home on school breaks. Meet at Decatur Rec lobby.


Show your love for parks & rec during July!

No, not the tv show, the real deal! The City of Decatur has nearly 57 acres of developed parks available for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. Park names, locations and descriptions are online. In addition, there are a number of greenspaces and neighborhood parks. Look for a park in your neighborhood.

Share pix on our facebook page of YOU enjoying City of Decatur parks, and include this hashtag in your photo caption #ParkRecLuv to show the love during July!


Glenlake Pool is Open!

Enjoy the Summer Solstice at Glenlake Pool. The motor is repaired and it is time to swim!

Have a great weekend.