Celebrate National Kids to Park Day in Decatur This Saturday


Buzz around eight Decatur community gardens, parks, and a woodland sanctuary on National Kids to Parks Day, May 16, a nation-wide day of outdoor play encouraging children to explore their local, state, and national parks and public lands. Garden Go Seek is a kid-oriented, family-friendly scavenger hunt designed to get you out of the house and into Decatur’s beeeee-autiful green spaces. And it won’t sting your family budget because it’s free!

  1. Pick up a free Garden Go Seek booklet at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave. or at any the gardens listed here.
  2. Hunt down answers to all of the questions.
  3. Get a special prize at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave.

Look for volunteers at each site from 11 am to 2 pm to answer questions. Can’t visit all eight in one day? Spread them out throughout the week or all summer!

For a list of the participating greenspaces, click here.

What To Do Over the Holidays While School Is Out……

The children are out of school and you may be wondering what to do. SO, here are some suggestions for free or  inexpensive things to do around Decatur over the holiday break.


thCAFTMK23Visit Woodlands Garden located at 932 Scott Boulevard. Woodlands is open during daylight hours seven days a week for quiet exploration. Free. Please, no dogs and no smoking anywhere on the property. Limited parking available, carpooling encouraged or consider walking or biking over.




chickensBring the children over to visit the Wylde Center located at 435 Oakview Road. Check out the chickens and the bee hives then  play for a while in the Cobb Adobe House.



glenlakeTake a bike ride or walk to one of the many City of Decatur neighborhood parks and playgrounds. If the sun is shining, bring a picnic and arrange to meet some friends there.



glenn creekTake a walk on the trail at Glenn Creek Nature Preserve.




etma-history1Visit the Old Courthouse on the Square and check out one of the exhibits in the DeKalb History Center Museum. They  are currently offering three exhibits on the main floor of the historic DeKalb County Courthouse.

All exhibits are open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Galleries and offices will be closed December 24, 25, 26, and 31 and January 1.


cemeteryVisit the Decatur Cemetery, the largest greenspace in Decatur! Pick up a self-guided walking tour guide at the cemetery office, or find one here. The old section of the cemetery dates back to the early 1800’s.




The Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Library offers a plethora of movies, books and music. Spend some time in the Children’s section lounging on the couches and reading some stories together. Or check out some family movies to take home and watch.


garden go seek beeStop by the Decatur Visitor’s Center and pick up a copy of Garden Go Seek, a fun way to explore gardens and greenspaces throughout Decatur.




decatur-ghost-tourBundle up for a fun night with Decatur Ghost Tours. Discover Decatur’s spirit community as you walk through the Old Courthouse Square, the Decatur Cemetery and other places where ghosts are known to hang out!




deco decaturDrive or bike around the city and see all the great holiday decorations. A list of the Decatur Decatur winners can be found here.




Let’s hear your ideas of fun things to do in Decatur over the holidays!


Get Your Eat Well Indie-Catur Cookbook


Eat Well Indie-Catur this month and earn a FREE cook book with recipes from local chefs.   Jim and Laura Neal
(left) and Sam and Ellen Culpepper turned in their “tracker” card after eating three healthy meals at participating restaurants. Sally Brozek was excited to award them their cookbooks. Sally is on the Active Living Board.

For more information on Eat Well click here.

Eat Well Indie-Catur and Earn a FREE Cookbook!

eat-well-indie-catur-flyer-fnlEating Healthy will become even easier in Decatur this February. Active Living and the Decatur Visitor’s Center are teaming up with local restaurants for the Eat Well Indie-Catur Campaign.

Visit a participating restaurant (listed below) any day during February, choose their featured healthy entrée (whole grains, fruits and veggies), and get an Eat Well Indie-Catur dining card signed. Three times and you win!

Cards will be available at participating locations and at the Decatur Visitor’s Center. Participate three times during February and you will earn a spiral-bound recipe collection featuring the healthy entrées you enjoyed plus many more.

Eat well three times = Indie-Catur Recipe Collection. What could be easier or more fun?

Participating restaurants are Cakes & AleChai Pani DecaturColbeh Persian Kitchen and BarNo. 246Parker’s on PonceSapori di NapoliThe Corner PubTwain’s Billiards and Tap, and Victory Sandwich Bar

For more information www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com/eatwell.