RecTrac Outage Planned for Thursday- August 7

Decatur Active Living/Children Youth Services Customers- please be advised that on Thursday, August 7 between 3pm and 7pm RecTrac will be down and unusable while VC3 works with Vermont Systems to get us upgraded to the most current version of the software.  During this time frame we will not be able to accept credit card payments since the program will be out of commission so payments will have to be by cash, check  or deferred to another time. Hand written receipts can be provided by our front desk staff.

Thanks in advance for your patience and flexibility.

City of Decatur Post-Season Hours (August 4-September 1)

The City of Decatur  Active Living Department appreciates you spending the summer with us at the various pools around town.  Since school has started the pools will follow the following schedule:


Glenlake Pool               

Mon-Fri             4-8pm

Sat-Sun               10am- 6pm


McKoy Pool

Mon-Fri              9am-1pm

Sat-Sun               10am-6pm


Ebster Pool                 

Sat-Sun               10am-6pm



Our Seeds Tomorrow Presents Back to School Awareness- Saturday, July 26 at Decatur Recreation Center.

What’s in the Doctor’s Bag?  Our Seeds Tomorrow presents back to school awareness this Saturday, July 26 at Decatur Recreation Center.

Time: 10am-3pm

What’s in a Doctor’s Bag hosted by: Dr. Neil Shulman

Panel Discussions on Education, Poverty and Clean Drinking Water

African Cultural Perforamances and much more.

Please visit to learn more about this program and the mission.  Contact Dazie Fumba at (470) 257-2600.

OST Awearness Flyers 3

Summer Camp Registration Opens Saturday

summer-camp1Registration for all summer camps begins on Saturday, March 15 at 9 am, online and at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street.

Summer Camp information and pricing can be found in the current Playbook.

Those families that already have a Household ID number and password may register online via WebTrac. Information about online registration and obtaining a Household ID Number is also found at the WebTrac link.

Registration for all programs will continue at the Decatur Recreation Center an online until programs are filled or until registration deadlines. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 am  – 8 pm, Friday 8 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 4 pm. We are closed on Sunday.

Start your summer planning today!




Decatur High School Lady Bulldogs in State Basketball Action- Friday, February 21

The Decatur High School Lady Bulldogs(#2 seed) will be in action tomorrow night as the 1st round of the State Basketball Tournament tips off across the state.

Game time at the Spike is 6pm and the Lady Bulldogs will be playing against Elbert County.

Go Lady Bulldogs!!!!!

Decatur High School Basketball

Celebrate MLK Day in Decatur- Monday, January 20th.

thCAC8YCUK    2014  MLK Service Project

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 20 by volunteering in Decatur- help a senior in Decatur with repairs or yard work.  Individuals and groups are welcome to make a difference.  MLK Weekend started today in Decatur and volunteers really completing some awesome task- roof repairs, porches, electrical work and yard work to name some of the accomplishments that will take place this weekend in Decatur.  If you would like to volunteer meet at the Solarium (321 West Hill Street, Decatur, GA 30030) for more details or

Decatur Active Living Basketball Clinic Conducted by Decatur High School Basketball Team

IMG_20131123_105406_837Youth Basketball Clinic 2013On this past Saturday morning Decatur Active Living offered a free basketball clinic for league participants at Decatur Recreation Center.  The clinic was coordinated by Stacy Green, Lindsey Struck, Decatur High School players and coaches. The high school players and coaches took the players through various fundamental basketball skills during the morning session.  Decatur Active Living regular season begins on Saturday, December 7 and follow the Decatur High Basketball program during the season.  The Decatur Tipoff Classic resumes tonight at the Decatur High School Gym with the following schedule:

7pm- Arabia Mountain vs Decatur (Girls)

8:30pm- Arabia Mountain vs Decatur (Boys)

Think Small, Save Big

nav_logo_hm[1]The size of our plate plays a large role in how much we eat. Studies have shown that the bigger the container, the more we are likely to consume.  The bottom of the bowl is a useful mental cue for us to stop eating or check if we’re full. Turns out smaller portions can be just as satisfying! This week, enjoy your meals on a salad plate or in a small bowl. If eating food out of a package, put it on a plate first.  This simple step can make all the difference in calories consumed!

In Memory of our City of Decatur Hometown Hero- Shirley Kendrick

Shirley Kendrick will be remembered as the resident with the big heart.  Shirley moved to Decatur in 1967 and served many roles in the community. She was the Cambridge Neighborhood Association President, assisted families with MARTA Cards, Christmas gifts, helped families in crisis and each Mother’s Day/Father’s Day she organized the community to take individuals with absentee family members to dinner.  She played a key role with Decatur Active Living operating the concession stand at Oakhurst, Decatur Recreation Center and McKoy since 1999. When there was little league game at Oakhurst you could count on her to have the concession up and running.  All proceeds she put back into the community with her Back to School Picnic at Oakhurst. Children in the community could get notebooks, paper, pencils, back packs and other school necessities.

In 2002 she was nominated as a Hometown Hero by Decatur Recreation and Community Services Department (presently known as Decatur Active Living).  People from all walks of life respect her ability to organize, problem solve and motivate others in the Decatur community.  Shirley thanks for serving Decatur and your legacy will always be remembered at Decatur Active Living.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Decatur Active Living Youth Soccer players show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at soccer games this past weekend.  Support Decatur Active Living activities. For more information visit:

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Breast Cancer- Youth Soccer.