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A Little Rain Does Not Stop Touch a Truck!

Touch a Truck was held this past Saturday and a little bit of rain did not stop the fun!

Thanks to everyone who brought their vehicles and to everyone who came out for a fun morning! Photos say more than words, so enjoy the slide show below and visit our Facebook page to see even more!

We appreciate our new sponsors, Two Men and a Truck. Thanks for bringing the van and some fun!

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Time for Water Fountains to Be Turned Off

IMG_20150805_155142160_HDRDue to the threat of freezing weather in the next few days, the city’s water fountains will have to be winterized over the weekend.

The new fountains in front of Decatur Recreation Center and the water at Scott Garden will be left on as the pipes to these water sources are equipped with a heater.

Be sure to bring your water bottle as you visit the city’s parks, playgrounds and dog parks.

Halloween Dance is Saturday, October 26

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Decatur Active Living invites all fourth and fifth grade students in Decatur to the annual Halloween Dance.

Dress in your favorite Halloween costume and join us for an evening of fun, food and music.

The Dance will be held at the Decatur Recreation Center on Saturday, October 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

All participants will receive a free 4×6 photo and a free ticket to the House of Horror 5!

The cost is $5 and chaperones are free. Please RSVP by October 24 at 404-377-0494.

For more information, contact Stacy Green 678-553-6549 or stacy.green@decaturga.com or Lee Williams 678-553-6551 or lee.williams@decaturga.com.

Tuesday = Healthy Eating Indie-Catur

Greg White sampling a healthy pizza at Sapori di Napoli during Eat Well Indie-Catur

Greg White sampling a healthy pizza at Sapori di Napoli during Eat Well Indie-Catur

Why not take the family out for a healthy meal on Tuesday night and be rewarded for it? Decatur Active Living and Decatur Tourism have partnered to promote healthy eating with the Eat Well Indie-Catur campaign happening in October. Eat out at any of the participating restaurants, choose the special healthy meal offered on Tuesday, get your tracker card signed by the wait person and you are on your way to earning a recipe collection! How easy is that?

Eat out any three Tuesdays, get those three signatures on your card and then turn your card in at the Decatur Visitors Center to earn your FREE recipes.

There are three Tuesdays left in the month, so get started this week! Cards are available at the participating restaurants.

This is a great opportunity to try some new dishes.

 

 

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Show your love for parks & rec during July!

No, not the tv show, the real deal! The City of Decatur has nearly 57 acres of developed parks available for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. Park names, locations and descriptions are online. In addition, there are a number of greenspaces and neighborhood parks. Look for a park in your neighborhood.

Share pix on our facebook page of YOU enjoying City of Decatur parks, and include this hashtag in your photo caption #ParkRecLuv to show the love during July!

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Decatur “Rode to the Capitol” Despite the Cold

A large group from Decatur participated in Georgia Rides to the Capitol yesterday, despite the cold weather and the little snow flurries. Twelve elected officials and over a hundred riders met up with the Roswell group and rode to the Capitol steps in order to raise support for improved conditions for cycling, including the development of regional systems of both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use-trails.DSC06476

Former Mayor Bill Floyd joined Commissioner Fred Boykin leading the Decatur group. At the Capitol there were speeches by Commissioner Boykin, Roswell Mayor Jere Woods, Lieutenent  Governor Casey Cagle and other supporters of safe bicycling in Georgia. Check out the Active Living Facebook Page for more photos.

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Run with the Dogs This Saturday

runwithdogs13logo1It is not too late to Run With the Dogs this Saturday, January 12th at 9am.. The weather is predicted to be in the 60’s so be sure to register today! The race begins and ends in front of Decatur High School and benefits the Decatur Booster Club. For more information and to register, click here.

The run/walk event is the first in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness series, so be sure to start the new year off on the right (or left) foot!

Sunday in the Garden

What a nice way to spend the Sunday after Thanksgiving! Consider riding your bike or walking over to Woodlands Garden for a pleasant Sunday afternoon, November 25 from 2-4pm.

From Ruby Bock:

 Complete your holiday weekend with a quiet walk on the trails through the woods here at Woodlands Garden. The Japanese maples are stunning this year, and we hope they will hold their leaves through the weekend. Beech trees are coming into their glory with shades of brown, gold and yellow. The birds seem to be very happy, and we’ve had several major hawk sightings recently.

We’re expecting perfect autumn weather, and we’ll build a warm fire and serve hot drinks in the Pavilion.

For more information, click here.

Arrive Early and Chat with Olympian Jeff Galloway

The Team Decatur Get Active! Kickoff is tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 24 from 6-8pm in Harmony Park in Oakhurst!
The event begins at 6pm, but come early and have an opportunity to meet former Olympian Jeff Galloway. Jeff will be on hand from 5-6pm to meet attendees, sign autographs and give advice on running and staying active.

Don’t miss it!

During the event you will have opportunities to participate in Jazzercise, African Dancing and more!

For more information on Team Decatur and the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk 5k click here.

Harmony Park is located at the corner of East Lake Drive And Oakview Road in Oakhurst. Click here for a map.