Glenlake Pool Closed- Sunday, May 27

Decatur residents your safety and health are our top concerns.  The Glenlake pool is closed today due to filtering and equipment issues.  The pool management company and the City of Decatur have been working diligently for the last 72 hours to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  In the interim please visit the two City of Decatur pools at McKoy or Ebster. We hope to have Glenlake pool open as soon as possible and will post updates.

Kids and Teen Arts Festival/Bike Valet Service at the Decatur Arts Festival

Saturday, May 26    10am-2pm  First Baptist Church of Decatur (308 Clairemont Ave)

The Decatur Kids/Teen Arts Festival returns again this year to the spacious front lawn of the Decatur First Baptist Church on Clairemont.  Children 0-13 can enjoy activities that include arts and crafts, a rock wall, inflatables, balloon designs, music and more! In true Decatur tradition, the day starts with a Wacky Parade, Lineup begins at 9;40am at the corner of Commerce Drive and Church Street.  Decorate your stroller, wagon, bike and your family to show off your creative spirit.

Bike Valet

May 26 and 27 

New this year is free bike valet service.  A valet attendant remains on  duty to park and monitor bikes during the event.  The Decatur Arts Festival worked with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to provide this service.  The bike valet service is sponsored by Bicycle South and the City of Decatur.



Join Us For An Update And Review Of The Adair Dog Park

Adair Dog Park Meeting         

Wednesday, February 1  

6:30pm at the Beacon Hill Complex -430 W. Trinity Place (Behind the Police Department)     

Decatur Active Living will host a dog park meeting to discuss the following items:

  • review and have a discussion about exercise equipment and park amenities
  • erosion issues and possible solutions
  • dog festival ideas

For more information contact Gregory White, Active Living Director at 404-377-0494 or 

Decatur Recreation Center Construction- Week Two

Decatur Recreation Center construction enters into week two and amazing demolition has taken place in this historic facility in the community. I was able to visit the facility on yesterday and captured the following pictures.  Renovation Fact: The gym bleachers will be reused as nice finishing for the walls in the front lobby.  Bond dollars at work.  Stay connected to the recreation center construction updates by viewing www.




State of the School System Address and Strategic Plan Presentation

Please join us for the State of the School System Address and presentation of our 2011-2016 Strategic Plan ” Engagement, Equity, Excellence.”  The event will be Wednesday evening, September 28, 2011 at 6:30pm in the Performing Arts Center at Decatur High School. For more information about City Schools of Decatur visit

Attend Games Tonight at “The Spike” and Help Support the Band and The Cancer Society!

 Tonight is “Coaches vs. Cancer” night at the varsity games. Coaches will wear suits and sneakers, our players will wear pink items, cheerleaders will take donations, and we will have giveaways at halftime of the girls game. DHS will make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Meanwhile, the DHS Band Students will be selling Bulldog Cards….The Decatur High School Band Parents Association has a new discount card fundraiser to help the band students earn money for their trip to Chiapas, Mexico. Each card costs $10, fits in your wallet, and can be used over and over throughout the year at 15 Decatur restaurants and businesses. Participating businesses include: Suburban Frames, Wahoo Grill, Farmstead 303, Dairy Queen, Subway, Raging Burrito, Athens Pizza House, Suburban Lanes, Maud Baker’s Florist, Philly Southside Cheesesteaks, Johnny’s Pizza and Subs, Sherwood Chiropractic Center, Feast, Pastries A Go Go, and Matador Mexican Cantina.

Band students will be selling these cards TONIGHT in the lobby of The Spike, so bring your checkbook or some extra cash and grab one while they are still available.

The fun begins at 5:30pm in the Decatur  High School Gym on N. McDonough.

Decatur High Hosts Inaugural 2010 Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament

The Decatur High Bulldogs are excited to announce that they are hosting the Inaugural Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament on November 22 and 23, 2010.

Boys Varsity Coach Charlie Copp and Girls Varsity Coach Bill Roberts will lead their teams onto the court against some of the area’s toughest opponents. Participating boys teams include: Decatur, Lakeside-Dekalb, Monticello and Paideia. The girls teams will be: Central Gwinnett, Decatur, Lakeside- Dekalb and Monticello.

Games will begin at 4:00pm on November 22 and admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. All games will be played at the Decatur High Gymnasium located at 310 N.  McDonough Street in Downtown Decatur.

For a complete schedule, check the Decatur High website at