Recreation Centers Open August 2 for Classes and Open Gym

Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will open on Monday, August 2nd for classes, programs and open gym.

We are following COVID protocols and visitors will be greeted with the following upon entering:

*Temperature Checks
*Sign-in via QR code or Contract tracing notebook
*Facemasks are required when entering the building, moving through the building, or while waiting for open gym play. You may remove your mask while participating in exercise.

The following programs will be offered:

*Adult and Senior Programming
*Exercise Programming at Decatur Rec.
*Adult Open Gym Activities
*Youth Open Gym Activities

For more information and a detailed schedule, click here.

Mobile Rec Center Rescheduled for July 26

The Mobile Recreation Center has been postponed until Monday, July 26, due to the chance of rain this afternoon. Join us on Ebster Field for some fun with outdoor games. All ages are welcome.

For more information contact or 678-553-6559.

We Are Parks and Recreation: Portia Langley


My name is Portia Langley and I’m a Program Supervisor with Decatur Active Living. I manage Ebster Recreation Center and provide classes, programs and activities for youth and teens. This is my 11th year in Parks and Recreation and I truly enjoy what I do. Being a positive role model to youth has always been a passion of mine and I’m able to do so every day at Ebster. As Program Supervisor, I help provide a fun, safe place to learn, grow and socialize with friends through after-school or summer camp programs.

I love being active and working in Parks and Recreation allows me the opportunity to get up and moving often.  I enjoy playing pickleball at Ebster, riding my bike around Decatur, and performing on stilts at festivals and events.

Parks and Recreation is essential to the health and well-being of families and I appreciate being involved with making their lives better.

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!

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!

IMG_5831Sycamore Park

Recreation Center Thanksgiving Hours


Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will be closed over  Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, November 25:  The Recreation Centers will close at 2 pm
Thursday, November 26 – Sunday, November 28:  Closed

We encourage everyone to visit our many parks and green-spaces to enjoy family outdoor time together. 

Join Us Tonight for the First Basketball Game At Ebster!

Join Decatur Active Living tonight as we play the first Youth Basketball game in the newly renovated Ebster Gymnasium. Mayor Jim Baskett will kick off the evening shooting  the first ball. Honorary Team Captains will be former Mayor Elizabeth Wilson and Commissioner Kecia Cunningham. The game begins at 5:30 pm. Come on over and check out the new  gym!

The new entrance to the Ebster Recreation Center is located at 105 Electric Avenue.

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Former Trinity High Students Tour Ebster

A group of former Trinity High Graduates toured the renovated Ebster  Gym today. The gym was formerly known as “the matchbox” for its small size. Jack Pitts, former quarterback and all around great guy, was moved to tears when he saw that there was a tribute to him in the Gym Lobby.

When the renovation is completed, the building will include a museum in the lobby honoring those who lived, worked and played in the neighborhood. Stay tuned for the upcoming grand opening and ribbon cutting coming sometime in February.



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Come Play at Ebster Center over the Holidays

Christmas Tree Decorated by Decatur Girl Scouts

Ebster Recreation Center will be open during the holidays and we invite you to stop by. The doors and halls are decorated and festive. Activities will be going on to keep the children busy.

Children Age 5-12 
 Wednesday and Thursday, December 21 & 22 and Tuesday – Thursday, December 27, 28 & 29: stop by for Activities from 1-2:30pm, Arts and Crafts from 2-4pm or play in the Gym from 4-5pm

Teens Age 13-17: 
December 20-22 and December 27-29: Teen Activities from 6 – 10pm

Come on over and play, be active, meet new  friends, and have some holiday fun!