South Columbia Drive Multi-Use Path Community Input Meeting

DocumentThe City of Decatur is exploring ways to expand the pedestrian and bicycle network to Talley Street Upper Elementary School and Legacy Park. Drop in on Monday, April 22nd to learn more and share your feedback on a preliminary design for the connection.

When:  04/22/2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Where:  Public Works Community Room, 2635 Talley Street, Decatur

Walk There! Decatur….New Signs Put Up Today

Thanks to Tony and Lionel from Decatur Public Works for hanging more of our  Walk There! Decatur signs this morning. New signs are located outside the Decatur Recreation Center, the Ebster Municipal Center, Decatur High School, DeKalb County Courthouse, Parking decks at The Artisan and Decatur Renaissance and the DeKalb Parking Deck.

Each sign has destinations and walking time, as well as a QR code on the front, and a map on the back side.

Walk There! Decatur encourages  people to park once, then walk to various points around Decatur instead of driving to places that are close. For example, it is only an eleven minute walk from the Decatur Recreation Center to Ebster. No need to drive and park!


For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.



New Bike Racks…Thanks Public Works!

Thanks to our great friends at Decatur Public Works, we have two NEW and actual bike racks in front of Java Monkey. We so appreciate Gerry Knotts, Derrick Jackson and the rest of the crew for installing them. Notice how meticulous they are – using the level to ensure that it is perfectly vertical.

Glad to see they are already being used!





...and After!!

…and After!!

A New Water Fountain in Harmony Park


The Decatur Active Living Board Water Fountain Committee is excited about the new water fountain in Harmony Park. Working with Active Living and the Public Works Department, the water fountain was installed in early August.

In 2011, the Committee put out a survey asking where water fountains are needed in the community. Harmony Park was high on the list. Hundreds of children walk by Harmony Park on their way to school and many citizens run and walk by this busy corner in Oakhurst.

The committee’s goal is to place four new fountains in Decatur in the coming year.  Let’s reduce the use of plastic bottles and encourage walkers and runners to carry a refillable bottle. Your help is needed. We are looking for individuals and businesses who are interested in co-sponsoring a water fountain. For more information on sponsorship please contact Paul Jacxsens at

Recycling at BBQ & Blues Festival

Sean Woodson With Recycling

The BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival held on August 21 was a success in more ways than attendance and good weather. Thanks to the great folks at Decatur Public Works who supplied recycling for the event, over 25 bags of recyclables were kept out of the landfill. Pictured at left is Sean Woodson with Decatur’s recycling Trailer. Sean heads up the program for the city. Not only do we keep these items out of the landfill thus avoiding the landfill fees, but Decatur takes in revenue for them as well.

Sean and his crew were also on hand to “tattoo” attendees with the Georgia Recycling Program logo.

Be sure to look for Sean and his trailer at more Decatur events, and drop your plastic, glass or metal containers in the containers.