Lil Dribblers basketball, Register Now!

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4/5th Grade Halloween Dance, RSVP now!

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Halloween Dance

Halloween Haunted House at Ebster Gym!

Haunted House 2017 Flyer

Haunted House

Safe Routes to School Survey

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Safe Routes to School System-wide Survey
Deadline:  October 13th

Decatur Active Living partners with the City Schools of Decatur to participate in the Safe Routes to School Program and is excited that so many of our children walk and/or roll to school.

Parent surveys enable us to make program improvements and address safety concerns around the schools. Results from this survey will be used in planning transportation improvements and alternatives. Some of the changes that have resulted from past surveys include crosswalks, additional crossing guards and new sidewalks.

Please complete one Safe Routes to School survey for each child in your family by October 13th. In addition please mark the route your child will take to school on the map at the link provided in the survey. You can access the survey here:

Safe Routes to School programs promote safe walking and bicycling to school.  Here are several highlights from the SRTS program:

  • The City’s crews checked sidewalk segments in front of all schools before the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and filed down places where separation could cause a trip hazard.
  • The timing of a light at Wilton and Clairemont Avenue has been changed to provide for safer crossing at the crosswalk.
  • The City has received a grant for a HAWK signal in front of Westchester School and it is planned to begin construction in late Spring of 2018.
  • A HAWK signal and crosswalk is being installed on S. Candler Road.
  • Over 58% of the students in the City Schools of Decatur participated in International Walk & Roll to School Day in October and in Georgia Walk & Roll day in March.
  • The city has installed 36 crossing guards throughout the city to ensure the safety of our children.
  • The Decatur SRTS program has been featured at the National Parks and Recreation Association Conference, the National Walk Summit, The Georgia Parks and Recreation Conference and the Georgia Bike Summit.

For more information on the City’s Safe Routes program click here.

Active Adult Newsletter – October 2017


Youth Football Night is October 6th

Decatur Youth Football Night

Lil’ Lax, Register Now!

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The Oakhurst 5k is October 7 – Register Today

October in Decatur brings perfect running weather and we want to be sure you get yourself and your family registered for a great family event – the Oakurst 5th Avenue 5K and Mayors’ Mile benefiting F.AVE and the Decatur Education Foundation.

The race is a qualifying race in the Team Decatur Grand Prix Series

Lace up your shoes and come enjoy a healthy and family-friendly morning while running or walking the 5K starting at 9am at the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue (F.AVE). Then jump into the Mayor’s Mile event starting in the Oakhurst Village at 9:45am with city leaders and former Decatur Mayors. Stay to enjoy the post-race party and awards afterward.
Proceeds will benefit programs and enrichment opportunities offered by the F.AVE PTO and the Decatur Education Foundation.

This event will take place rain or shine and is part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix Series.
9:00am: 5K starts at F.Ave and ends in the Oakhurst Village
9:45am: Mayor’s Mile starts and ends in the Oakhurst Village.

We have extended the deadline to get an event t-shirt – we will order extra shirts this week so register ASAP to get one.


Any CSD student or family member in need of a scholarship should email for assistance with registration.

See you there and happy running!

Biketober – Take the Challenge!

The City of Decatur is participating in the annual Atlanta Bike Challenge: Biketober

Bike Ride and Info October 6th
Join us on Friday, October 6th for a “warm-up” ride and a chance to register yourself and/or a team of up to 8 riders. Join Decatur Active Living, Bicycle South and GA Commute Options for information, a chance to register, and some free goodies. Then at 6:30 pm we will take a ride to get warmed-up! There will be an option of a 2 mile or an 8 mile ride, so everyone can participate.

The City of Decatur has formed a City Employee Team, so compete against us! Learn more and register today at You may win a great prize!

For more information on bicycling in Decatur contact or visit

Want to learn more about bike safety? We have a Bicycling Smart Class on October 21 at 10 am with Nedra Deadwyler. The cost is only $10.



Wednesday is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day – Join us for a FREE class!

downloadThis Wednesday, September 27, is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day and Decatur Active Living has a free class for you! This year’s theme is ““Make the Healthy Choice…Get Active!” and Bobbie Elzey is offering her class for free  this Wednesday. Join Bobbie at 9 am for Aerobic Dance or at 10:15 am for Functional Exercises for Seniors. Both classes are held at the Decatur Recreation Center.

This is also Healthy Aging Week so you may want to join us on Wednesday at 10 am for 50+ Walks. We walk 2-3 miles at a conversational pace. Meet new friends as you enjoy an invigorating walk around the City.

For more ideas on staying active, visit the Playbook online.