Be a Recreatur! Kick-Off Meeting is TODAY – Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.

Collaborative public input is a critical component of the plan, and we need your thoughts and feedback on questions like:

  • Where do we need more parks, playgrounds, and other facilities?
  • What recreation programs do you want?
  • How can parks and recreation help address complex challenges facing our community?

If you’re unable to attend the meeting in person, please visit DecaturRecreatur.com for more information on how to participate.

Be a Recreatur! Kick-Off Meeting is tomorrow – Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.

Collaborative public input is a critical component of the plan, and we need your thoughts and feedback on questions like:

  • Where do we need more parks, playgrounds, and other facilities?
  • What recreation programs do you want?
  • How can parks and recreation help address complex challenges facing our community?

If you’re unable to attend the meeting in person, please visit DecaturRecreatur.com for more information on how to participate.

Get Bouncy! Make Art! Have Fun! Decatur Arts Festival All Weekend Long!

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 10 AM-2 PM
DECATUR RECREATION CENTER, 231 SYCAMORE ST.

The Decatur Arts Festival brings the community together through a multi-day offering of live music, dance, comedy, theatrical performances, kids’ fest, exhibitions, and an expansive and diverse artists’ market.

On Saturday kids get their own mini-festival at the Decatur Arts Festival. Kids’ Fest celebrates the artist in all young people!  With plenty of creative activities, dance music, inflatables, and some fluffy surprises, this area will be fun for the young and young at heart.

Parents walk over with the kiddos and enjoy face painting, chalk art, dog kisses, sand art, and returning this year- Four Minutes of Fame! Kids will have four minutes on stage with a mic to do whatever brings them joy!

Get here early and start the morning with Flamenco performance at 10 am. Performers will showcase Flamenco songs and dances in this show designed especially for kids. Families are encouraged to gather around to capture some inspiration from the young performers, who promise to have the crowd cheering “Olé!” as they clap and stomp and twirl. 

King of Pops will be on-site all afternoon selling popsicles.

Thank You To All Our Kids Fest Vendors: Paint Love, Scraplanta, Lifeline Animal Project, Jumptastic, Topplin Tops, Sand Art Cart, Decatur Makers, Queen Art and Design, Color Wheel, and King of Pops.

Be a Recreatur! Kick-Off Meeting is tomorrow – Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.

Collaborative public input is a critical component of the plan, and we need your thoughts and feedback on questions like:

  • Where do we need more parks, playgrounds, and other facilities?
  • What recreation programs do you want?
  • How can parks and recreation help address complex challenges facing our community?

If you’re unable to attend the meeting in person, please visit DecaturRecreatur.com for more information on how to participate.

Be a Recreatur! Kick-Off Meeting May 11, 6:30 p.m.

Collaborative public input is a critical component of the plan, and we need your thoughts and feedback on questions like:

  • Where do we need more parks, playgrounds, and other facilities?
  • What recreation programs do you want?
  • How can parks and recreation help address complex challenges facing our community?

If you’re unable to attend the meeting in person, please visit DecaturRecreatur.com for more information on how to participate.

Scott Park Garden Club

Scott Park Community Garden is excited to announce that we have been awarded the Food Well Alliance 2022 Community Garden Grant! Decatur Active Living applied for the grant in November 2021 and will use the funds to fix and update our 3 bin composting system.

Established in 1992, this urban oasis, hidden away in the “backyard” of the Decatur Recreation Center, features an organic community garden that brings residents together, keeps them active, and provides urban greenspace therapy. The composting system was well used and started to age and deteriorate. Composting has so many benefits, not only to the surrounding garden but to the environment as a whole. The soil becomes more nutrient dense and helps the plants grow. It combats erosion, reduces greenhouse gases and helps to filter local water sources. By maintaining a well working garden the benefits of having a community garden can shine through. Community gardens strengthen community ties, educate not only about gardening but interacting with community members from various backgrounds.

Be sure to stop by the garden and watch our progress as the new composter is being built!

“Walking Past the Dead” Tree Tour is October 31

On Saturday October 31, from 1 – 3 pm, join arborists and learn about trees in the Historic Decatur Cemetery. Visitors will walk a trail showcasing eight or nine trees with an arborist stationed at each tree to share interesting facts and stories.

Free event; donations will be accepted for Women Arborists of the Southeast Scholarship Fund and Friends of the Decatur Cemetery.

Social distancing will be required for non-family groups and each group size is limited to no more than 10 people. Masks will be required by attendees during the presentations!

No reservations are needed. For more information contact Kay.Evanovich@decaturga.com.

Decatur Cemetery is located at 299 Bell Street in Decatur.

Explore Decatur’s Virtual Recreation Center!

Decatur Virtual Recreation Center is Live!

Join us at Decatur’s Virtual Recreation Center!

Decatur Active Living wants to stay connected and help our community stay active and have fun during this tough time. We have collected a variety of fun activities and exercises for indoors and outdoors, resources for seniors and educational resources for all ages.
Visit decaturga.com/virtualrec and have fun staying active!
We hope that you enjoy our content and remember that you are not alone!

Be sure to let us know if you have any great ideas or fun content that can be added. Send an email to  cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or sara.holmes@decaturga.com.

Follow us at Beactivedecatur.com and at https://www.facebook.com/decaturactiveliving/

Open House at Decatur Healing Arts This Sunday

Enjoy free classes and demos, meet the practitioners, and more. It is all Free! Classes begin at 1 pm so be sure to stop on by. Click here to find out more as well as a list of the free classes.

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Touch a Budget is Tonight!

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The City of Decatur invites the community to its annual Touch a Budget expo on Tuesday, March 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street. Everyone is welcome at this free event.

Touch a Budget is designed to engage people of all ages in the city’s budgeting process in a fun, relaxed atmosphere (think music, food, & prizes). In addition to learning about the city’s plans for spending in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2016, you might win a prize (plus there is special “Keep It IndieCatur” popcorn created for the event by New Orleans SnoBall Café so get there early!). Public safety and public works vehicles will be parked in front of the Recreation Center for children and adults to see up close. Touch a Budget attendees will also be able to visit the Visitors’ Center tent and sign up as special events volunteers.

For more information about this event or the city’s annual budget, visit www.decaturga.com/budget