Recreation Centers Closed on Monday for Labor Day


Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will be closed on Monday in honor of Labor Day. Glenlake Tennis Center will remain open.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!




Decatur Recreation Center Holiday Hours

Decatur Recreation Center will be closed December 19 – 23 due to refinishing of the floors in the gym and the multi-purpose room as well as the Christmas holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27.

Both Decatur and Ebster Recreation Centers and the Tennis Center will be closed December 31 – January 2nd for New Years.

Our staff wished everyone in the community  a safe, fun and active holiday season!


Stop by this week to see our Christmas decorations!

Fire Engines Will Park Temporarily in Alley between Scott Park and Decatur Library



While the driveway at Fire Station No. 1 is being rebuilt, the Decatur Fire Department will stage its fire engines from the alley between Scott Park and Decatur Library, adjacent to the Decatur Recreation Center.

The impact

When answering an emergency call, fire engines will depart from the alley onto Sycamore Street. The driveway construction is expected to take 7-10 days. 

How to manage

General awareness is all that’s required in this instance. Emergency response will continue with no reduction in service.

Questions? Contact



Ultimate Frisbee Registration Opens July 9

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To register, visit Webtrac. If you are new to Decatur Active Living programs, please feel free to call the front desk at the Decatur Recreation Center for assistance and a household number, or stop by. Questions? Contact or 678-553-6549.


Decatur Recreation Centers Closed for Memorial Day

untitledDecatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday and reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

Please stay cool in one of the City’s three pools, or visit one of our many parks and green spaces.

Did you know that there is a great green space, Sycamore Park,  on Sycamore Street just east of the Recreation Center, between Commerce and Ponce de Leon? It provides a great space to play and run around. Take a picnic and enjoy your day!

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Magnolia Tree in the News!

The AJC wrote an article “20 Atlanta trees you should know” and our Magnolia Tree was highlighted! They were correct in saying that generations of children (and adults) have enjoyed playing or just sitting under the tree. Click here for the whole story.




Open Gym Moved to Ebster Recreation Center April 11 – 16

There will be no open gym this week at  Decatur Recreation Center due to refinishing of the floors. We are waiting for the floor to completely dry.

There WILL be open gym at Ebster this week during the following times:

Monday 2:00-5:00pm

Tuesday 11:00-5:00pm

Wednesday: No Open Gym( African dance and pickleball)

Thursday 11:00-5:00pm

Friday 11:00-3:30pm

Saturday 12:00-4:00pm

We look forward to resuming open gym next week at Decatur Recreation Center.



Decatur Recreation Center Gym and Multi-Purpose Room Closed This Week for Refinishing

ShowImageDecatur Active Living will be having the gym and  multi-purpose room floors refinished this week (April 4-10) so both rooms will be closed. The walking track will be closed as well due to the fumes.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to having smooth floors for your use!

Sunday Stroll Features Photographer Kathryn Kolb

Third Sunday Stroll is February 21: Bring Your Camera

Join the Pedestrian Committee of the Active Living Board on Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. for a stroll through Agnes Scott campus and down to the forested green-space area where the two headwaters of Shoal Creek converge below West Davis Rd. The walk begins at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street and is free to the community.

Naturalist and fine art photographer Kathryn Kolb will share insights about trees and our native forests as well as observations about the artistic design of plants and how that design relates to fine art. Our conversation will range from the unique ecological history of our region, to interesting facts about local flora and fauna, to the dynamic symmetry found in leaves and tree branches–or wherever our discussion leads. Kathryn will also be happy to share tips on taking nature photos for all who wish to bring cameras.

If the weather is rainy, please check back here for updates. See you on Sunday!

Decatur Table Tennis “Champs”


From Charlie Slater, leader of Decatur Table Tennis:

I would have to say today’s “friendly tournament” was a total success. Twenty of us competed for absolutely nothing except the thrill of victory or the gracious acceptance of defeat. We did a round robin format, so everyone had at least 4 matches. Our winner was Steve Jackson (he’s on the right in the picture) and second place went to Parker Robbins (he’s on the left). Be sure to congratulate them when you see them…just don’t ask to see their trophies. Ha, ha! (Maybe that will happen in future tourneys.)

Interested in joining the table tennis group? They play at Decatur Recreation Center on Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Free to Decatur residents and only $2 for non-residents. All levels of players are welcome!