Decatur Youth Basketball Night at Decatur High School- Friday, January 20

Decatur High School vs South Atlanta

All 2011-2012 Decatur Active Living Youth Basketball Players will be allowed to attend Decatur High School’s Varsity basketball game free with one paying adult.  All players must wear their youth basketball shirt.  Participants please sit behind the goal located near the home team bench.

Girls game begins at 5:30pm

Boys game begins at 7pm

Come out and support Decatur High School Basketball.  Go Decatur!

What Neighborhoods Need to Succeed at Walkability

New research from Southern California has foun that residents of neighborhoods with a central core of shops and services – a pattern typically found in older, traditional communities-walk nearly three times more often than do residents of neighborhoods whose nearest shops and services lie along a major arterial roadway, a pattern typically found in newer suburban development.  To read more:

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/01/what-neighborhoods-need-succeed-walkability/922/

 

Decatur Recreation Center Construction- Week Two

Decatur Recreation Center construction enters into week two and amazing demolition has taken place in this historic facility in the community. I was able to visit the facility on yesterday and captured the following pictures.  Renovation Fact: The gym bleachers will be reused as nice finishing for the walls in the front lobby.  Bond dollars at work.  Stay connected to the recreation center construction updates by viewing www. beactivedecatur.com

 

 

 

Community Workshop: Pedestrian Safety Improvements

At Clairemont, Church Street and Commerce Intersections and Church Street Bicycle Lanes

 A community worshop to discuss alternative plans for pedestrian safety improvements at Clairemont, Church Street and Commerce intersections and Church Street bicycle lanes will be held on Thursday, January 12 from 6pm-8pm in the City Commission meeting roo of Decatur City Hall, 509 North McDonough Street, in downtown Decatur.  As part of the City’s capital improvements program, the purpose of the work is to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists and others using these facilities.

The City has retaine the firm of Development Planning and Engineering to help plan the project, which will be partially funded through grants from the Georgia Department of Transportation.  An initial workshop to outline project goals was held in September.

The project is based on Decatur’s 2008 Community Transportation Plan and is a project in the 2010 Strategic Plan.  A major goal of the Community Transportation Plan is to encourage healthy lifestyles and active living in Decatur.

Construction Underway at Decatur Recreation Center

Happy New Year to everyone and Decatur Active Living received some great news on yesterday.  Construction is underway at the recreation center and the construction fence was installed this morning.   I had a chance to walk through the facility this afternoon and captured some pictures of the interior demolition.

Happy Thanksgiving from Decatur Active Living

Happy Thanksgiving from Decatur Active Living staff.  Enjoy the time with your family and friends on this special day.   

Cycle supporters attend GA Bike Summit

Cycle supporters from across the state attended the Georgia Bike Summit that was held in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, October 8.  Decatur cycle supporters – Commissioner Fred Boykin, Henry Slack, Ken Rosskopf and Gregory White, Decatur Active Living were in attendance. 

  

Decatur Active Living Participates in the Decatur High School Fitness Festival

This past Saturday, Decatur Active Living participated in the first Decatur High School Fitness Festival-” Let’s Move them Dogs”.  The event was marketed to middle school and high school students to encourage phsyical fitness and to make fitness a part of your daily routine.  Pictured below- Michael Harbin, Active Living Board Member and Gregory White, Director of Decatur Active Living staying active playing corn hole.

Healthy Monday- Squash your Produce Slump

Add some healthy variety to your diet this week by enjoying fall’s bounty! Stop by your local farmer’s market and add fresh beets, squash, okra or pumpkin to your plate.  These hearty vegetables are full of fiber and make a great Meatless Monday entree.

Walk for Lunch and Be Healthy Starts Tuesday, October 4