Apply to be on the Active Living Board

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The Decatur Active Living Board will have a vacancy in January and community members are invited to fill out a Statement of Interest form found here.

The Active Living Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8 am at the Decatur Recreation Center. The Board was established to provide guidance to the City Commission regarding programs and goals of the city’s Active Living Division, to help citizens  incorporate physical activity into their daily routines with guidance and assistance with implementing the recommendations to promote positive health outcomes from the Community Transportation Plan.

For more information about the Active Living Board, contact or 678-553-6541.




Active Living Halloween Walk is October 24

Halloween Walk

Take a walk with the Pedestrian committee of the Active Living Board to see Halloween decorations in Decatur neighborhoods.

Walkers will receive free Halloween necklaces and glow wear to “Be Bright and Be Seen.” Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Meet in the parking lot of the First Christian Church and be ready to walk at 7:30 pm. All ages are welcome.

For more information click here.

Second Sunday Walk is This Sunday!

valentinesJoin members of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for a fun Historic Tour of Decatur on Sunday, June 14 at 2 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center for the “Mayor’s Tour” on the Decatur Walking Tour Map. You will pass sites such as Decatur City Hall and the DeKlab Courthouse, Beacon Municipal Center, the Historic House Complex at Adair Park and some public art such as the “Valentines.”

It will be hot, so be sure to bring a water bottle. All levels of walkers are welcome on this family friendly walking tour.








Bright at Night Walk Thursday, April 23

Walkers getting ready to light up the night! Get a free light to wear while you walk.

Walkers getting ready to light up the night! Get a free light to wear while you walk.

Join us for another Bright at Night walk!
Thursday, April 23, 7:30 pm
Meet in front of Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street

Evening fitness walks take place on the fourth Thursday of every month and follow a “no drop” policy, so no walkers will be left behind. This provides an opportunity for participants of all abilities to walk for exercise in a group setting. Walks begin and end at the Decatur Recreation Center and include tips on pedestrian safety. Be sure to wear your brightest clothes, reflectors and lights.  This week we will be lighting up the Decatur Cemetery and Glennwood Estates neighborhood with our bright presence and walkers will receive a special Bright at Night light to wear!

For more information on this and other walks in the new “Walk Decatur – Explore, Connect and Get Fit” series, visit  Visit for updates.

Light Up the Night on Thursday

Get your “Bright at Night” light this Thursday at Terrific Thursday!

The theme for this week’s Terrific Thursdays is LIght up the Night and members of the Active Living Board Pedestrian Committee will be distributing lights to wear while out walking. When pedestrians wear dark colors while walking at night, it makes it difficult for car drivers to see them, especially while crossing the street. Decatur Active Living is working to bring awareness to pedestrians to be seen at night with the “Bright at Night” Campaign.

Stop by the Active Living table set up near Starbucks to pick up your complimentary light and be seen!


For more information on pedestrian safety click here.

Hidden Cove Work Day Saturday, April 26

Join Westchester neighbors as they work to clear the path in Hidden Cove Park. This path may be a safe way for children attending Westchester ES to get to school.
When: Saturday, April 26, 9am
Where: Meet at the Kathryn Street Entrance
What to bring: Gloves, hand clippers and a mattock if you have one.

Just in case you didn't know what a mattock was. I didn't!

Just in case you didn’t know what a mattock was. I didn’t!