Team Decatur Time!

decatur-kp-challenge-poster-2016-webJoin Team Decatur for the annual KP Corporate Run Walk 5K held in downtown Atlanta on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This is the last year that Team Decatur will participate so you won’t want to miss it! The City of Decatur has participated in the KP Corporate Run/Walk for five years and wants to make the 6th year the best yet!

Team Decatur members register online and join the “team”. All members who register will receive a special Team Decatur t-shirt to wear at the event in September, as well as join other members in the Team Decatur tent before and after the event. We will gather to celebrate our walk/run and enjoy food and beverages from local restaurants. This year we will have special surprises including a DJ and trophies! Decatur knows how to throw a party, and this will be no exception!  Register by August 31 to reserve the coveted t-shirt in your size. After that date, sizes cannot be guaranteed.

For information and to register visit and be sure to search for Team Decatur in the list of Corporate Teams.
More information on Team Decatur can be found at or contact; 678-553-6541.

How Active Adults roll in Decatur

We have a multi-generational audience to serve here in Decatur and our Active Adult programs cover the ages. Choose from Pickleball, the fastest growing new activity in parks & rec to weekly social walks or tricycle rides, to community gardening demos, to learning to play Bridge to traditional fitness classes taught seated or standing. All these and more are open to our active adults. And we are happy to hear other class or programming ideas from you.

Ideas in the queue for Fall are classes in Playing the Harp w/Lyrika, Country to Disco Dance w/ Ricardo Aponte, English Country Dancing, Bidding & Playing Bridge at Regional Competition, social Media 101 workshop, and a Compassionate Self course.

Enjoy this video and see if you recognize any friends or neighbors in this all Decatur set of images.

Georgia Walk & Roll Day is Wednesday

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City Schools of Decatur participate in Georgia Walk & Roll to School Day as part of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

Be on the lookout as hundreds of City Schools of Decatur students, teachers and parents participate in GA Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, March 2.

Did you know………..

Decatur’s SRTS program includes all six elementary schools, St. Thomas More, Renfroe Middle School and College Heights Early Learning Center.

College Heights is the only preschool in Georgia that participates in SRTS!

In 2015, 50% of our school children walked or biked on GA Walk & Roll Day, even though the weather was quite chilly.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement that began in the 1970’s in Denmark and spread throughout the world, reaching the United States by the 1990s. The purpose of SRTS programs is to encourage kids to walk and bike to school and to improve safety in the vicinity of schools.

Decatur has had a SRTS program since 2005 and has had the honor of having a school awarded the GA SRTS Metro Area School of Year:  Clairemont Elementary,  Renfroe Middle School and Oakhurst Elementary.

The Active Living Division took on the management and development of Decatur’s program in 2008.

For more information on Decatur’s SRTS program, visit



Lil Kickers (Soccer) Space still available!

Lil' Kickers

Resident – $55.00       Non- $70.00


Magical Mornings at Decatur Recreation!


1st – 5th Grade Valentines Dance!

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Valentines Dance

Valentines 4-5

Musical Theatre Camp for Adults Starts Wednesday!

stage troupe 1There are a few spaces left for the  Musical Theatre Camp for Adults that starts on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m. This is a nine-week session where you will learn dances, songs and scenes from your favorite musical theatre shows such as West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma and more. Each session includes workshops on theatre games, improvisation and acting for the camera.

Discover the performer in you and shine like a Broadway Star! Only $10 per class. Register via WebTrac or come on over to the Recreation Center a little early and register at the front desk.

What:  Musical Theatre  Class
When:  Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Where: Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, Decatur 30030

SAT/ACT prep classes at Ebster Recreation Center

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It’s Crossing Guard Appreciation Week!

IMG_3502November 16 – 20 is  Crossing Guard Appreciation Week where we recognize those who help our children get to school safely.

The City of Decatur has 30 crossing guards spread throughout the city. They are out in all types of weather- rain, sleet, and even some snow! Let them know how much you appreciate them by smiling, giving them a heartfelt thanks, encouraging your children to make them thank- you cards and/or any other ideas that you may have.




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Healthy Monday: Swap ’til you Drop

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