July is Parks and Recreation Month!

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Parks and Recreation Month. A program of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the goal is to raise awareness of the essential services that park and recreation professionals provide to communities throughout the United States.

This month, we are celebrating with the theme We Are Parks and Recreation. Throughout the month, we will be highlighting our passionate Active Living staff members who provide services that are vital to the health of Decatur.

We will also be posting activities as well as offering virtual classes, which you can register for via WebTrac. Continue to visit our Virtual Recreation Center as we work to add updates throughout the month.

The Nature Scavenger Hunt will be posted later this week.

Have a great week and stay active Decatur!

Parks & Recreation


July is Parks & Rec Month!

Park-Rec-month-Banner-Ad-300x250pxJuly is National Parks and Recreation Month so come on out to one the many Decatur parks and play! Discover your superpowers at our local parks and recreation center. Get fit, learn new abilities and make super new friends.

Walk the trails at Glenlake and McKoy Park. Ride your bike on the PATH that goes through Decatur. Take a swim at one of the city’s three pools to stay cool. Try out a new class at Decatur Active Living. Visit the skate park located in McKoy Park. Take a walk around your neighborhood and meet a new neighbor. Make a chalk hopscotch game on the sidewalk. Participate in the 4th of July Parade – decorate your bike or wagon, or yourself and be a part of the fun! There are tons of ways to be a parks and recreation superhero!

Post photos of your July park fun on our Facebook page and tag it #superjuly and @beactivedecatur. And most of all, HAVE FUN!

Parks and recreation agencies improve lives through health and wellness!




Stay Active This Weekend With Bike Rides, a Walk in the Garden and More!

Looking for some activities for the weekend?

Bike Decatur will go on a 5 mile social ride. Meet at the Church Street MARTA Station at 6:30pm and join us for a casual all-levels ride followed by beverages at a local watering hole.

Southern Bicycle League offers an Intro to Group Riding Skill Clinic at 1:30pm. Meet in the parking lot of Glennwood Academy located at 440 East Ponce de Leon Avenue for instruction on Group Cycling followed by a 5 mile ride through scenic Decatur neighborhoods. Click here for more information.

Celebrate Summer at Woodlands:
Woodlands Garden invites the community to visit them and stroll through the gardens seven days a week during daylight hours. Woodlands is located at 932 Scott Boulevard. Walk or bike to the garden if possible as parking is limited. Information at www.woodlandsgarden.org.

July is Parks and Recreation Month, so stop by one of Decatur’s parks, pools or greenspaces and take a stroll, swim, play tennis or simply enjoy nature. Click here for a list of City Parks. If it rains, stop by Decatur Recreation Center and take a walk on our new elevated walking track.

There are lots of ways to stay active in Decatur!!

Stop by Glenlake Park and try out the Adult Exercise Equipment

Stop by Glenlake Park and try out the Adult Exercise Equipment

July is Parks and Recreation Month

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. This July we are encouraging you  to GET WILD about parks and recreation! 

Everything from wild workouts and wellness to getting wet and wild at the pool or even wild with nature – you just can’t help but have fun this July, all while expressing the many valuable benefits of parks and recreation!

Visit one of Decatur’s great parks for some family fun, take a dip in one of our three pools, try out some tennis, walk your dog to a Dog Park, take a picnic to a green space….. there are lots of ways to “Get Wild” and have fun.

Take a photo of you and your friends or family having fun at a park, send it to cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com and we will post them on this blog.

Get Wild at the Park, but be sure to drink plenty of water!