Move It Monday: Exercise on the Cheap

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You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get fit. Forget those fancy bikes and expensive gym fees. Excellent equipment and workout accessories can be found right in your own home. Public spaces and the great outdoors are also great places to move it without spending a penny. Read more about free and inexpensive ways to exercise on the Move It Monday blog.

Check out the adult exercise equipment at McKoy Park – get in your workout and enjoy one of our city parks.

Construction at McKoy and Oakhurst Parks

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New Pavilions and Concession Buildings Coming to McKoy and Oakhurst Parks

Construction will  begin this week on new picnic pavilions and concession buildings at both McKoy and Oakhurst Parks.

The pavilions and concession buildings at McKoy and Oakhurst Parks were built almost 40 years ago.  The picnic pavilion in McKoy Park and the concession building in Oakhurst Park were renovated in the mid-1990s.  Except for miscellaneous repairs, none of these buildings have been improved since.

In addition to the general objective of providing modern pavilions and concession buildings, restrooms will be provided that can be used during the winter months. Presently, existing restrooms in both parks are not winterized and are not available during cold weather.  Site improvements will improve accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as providing storm drainage facilities to meet City code requirements.

An accelerated construction schedule provides for completion of the work in February, 2017. Both parks will remain open during construction but parking will be limited and residents and visitors should avoid construction areas.

Consider walking or biking to the parks!

 

Glenlake and McKoy Pools Open Tomorrow! Ebster Opens June 2

Just in time to beat the heat: Glenlake and McKoy pool will open tomorrow, May 24. Hours will be 10 am -6 pm tomorrow through Memorial Day.

Regular weekday hours will ensue afterwards.

The opening of the newly renovated Ebster Pool has been delayed until June 2, but worth the wait. The pool has added three new lanes for swimming, a splash pad, and the whole bathhouse and pool deck are being refreshed. We look forward to holding the Decatur Gators Swim meets at Ebster Pool this summer.

For more information about Pools in the City of Decatur , click here.

Please follow us on Twitter at @DecaturPools to receive up to date information on pool closures.

Happy swimming!!

12th Annual KeenAgers Picnic May 16th

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Help bring in the summer with Decatur KeenAgers and other city residents by enjoying a day of fun, laughter, food, games, exercise, entertainment and music. The 12th annual KeenAgers Picnic will be held on Thursday, May 16th at McKoy Park from 10:30 am until 2 pm. All active adults are welcome to attend.

Must be a City of Decatur resident or a KeenAgers member.

This event is free, however we ask that everyone bring either a
side dish or a dessert to share. Hotdogs will be provided.

Please carpool if possible as parking is limited.

McKoy Park is located at 534 McKoy Street in the Oakhurst section of Decatur.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Burnette cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.