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.

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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.

Decatur Recreation Center receives the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Georgia Design Award

Decatur Active Living is thrilled to announce that LP3 Archeitecture, a collaboration between Praxix 3 & Amy Landesberg Architects, is the recipient of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Honor Award. The Decatur Recreation Center received one of only two Honor Awards given- the  highest achievement possible. The Decatur Recreation Center is LEED Silver.  The Decatur Recreation Center was originally constructed in 1958 and houses a diverse group of recreatioanal, civic and art programs for the City of Decatur.  Please stop by and visit this treasure in the Decatur community.  Congratulations to our designers, contractors, city staff and the City of Decatur.

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Tony Dungy (Super Bowl Coach) visits Renfroe Middle School

NBC Football Analyst and former coach of the Indianapolis Colts visited Renfroe Middle School on this past Monday to talk with eighth graders. Tony Dungy’s visit was to kickoff Comcast Internet Essentials program. Tony Dungy talked about dreams and what it takes to make those dreams a reality.  Renfroe student asked Tony Dungy why did pick the City of Decatur and Tony Dungy responded because the City Schools of Decatur is forward thinking and really advanced with technology.


Construction Underway at Beacon Hill Municipal Center/Groundbreaking – Tuesday, May 7, at 8:30am

Please join the City Commissioners and the Board of Education for a short groundbreaking ceremony at the new Beacon Municipal Center on Tuesday, May 7, at 8:30am. The ceremony will take place at the Atlanta Avenue entrance to the construction site.  Parking is limited- the best option is probably on West Trinity Place at Adair Park so walk, bike or carpoo if possible.  When the construction is completed in the spring of 2014, the Beacon Municipal Center will house a new Police Department and Municipal Court, new Ebster Recreation Center with a full-size gym operated by Active Living and teh City Schools of Decatur’s Central Office.  A major storm water management facility will be built under Ebster Field.  Cost of the project: $38 million.