Decatur Active Living Wins Awards!

Decatur Active Living won three awards from the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association. Awards were announced at the annual conference in October and were presented at the November 16th virtual City Commission meeting.

Sara Holmes, Adult Program Supervisor is the proud recipient of the prestigious Mike Daniel Award. The award is given to a professional that exemplifies excellence at the programming level. It is presented in memory of Mike Daniel, a leader in our field, who strived during his career for the highest level of achievement in programming. The award is reserved for individuals who have excelled in situations where they are primarily responsible for the supervision or implementation of recreation, parks or leisure programs.

Lee Goldsmith, volunteer at the Oakhurst Dog Park, won the Volunteer of the Year Award. This award recognizes volunteers whose efforts have had lasting effects on recreation and leisure programs. Lee has been a long-time champion at the dog park, and organizes work days to keep the park clean and safe.

Decatur Active Living won the Marketing and Visibility Publication Award for Online Media for the “Staying active during COVID” blog posts on

Human and 4-Legged Canned Food Drive

Share-What-U-CanThe Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA)is holding a state-wide food drive for both canned food for the food banks and pet food for the animal shelters in Columbus, GA. Columbus is our host for the 2017 Annual GRPA conference and we would like to thank them by giving back to their community. All items should be delivered to the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street no later than November 3 for delivery to Columbus on November 6th.

Decatur Active Living is a member of the GRPA and supports their mission. For more information contact