Where Will YOU Walk in April?

Spring Has Sprung! Let’s Get Outside

Walking Book Club
Our first book is Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult. For our first meeting, read pages 1-52  or until the Andrew  chapter. 

The walk will be easy and approx. 1-2 miles.   Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to walk at 9 am. Group size limited to eight. Registration and masks are required to keep COVID protocols. Group will meet every Saturday morning at 9 am.
Register here.

April Walk Challenge
Where will you walk in April? Complete the Walk Challenge Bingo and score a Walk There Decatur bandanna and a light to keep you seen at night.
Send completed bingo cards to Cheryl Burnette no later than May 1, 2021.

Third Friday Bike Ride
Join us on Friday, April 16th for a 6 mile ride around the city at a casual pace. Ride leaves from the front of the Decatur Recreation Center at 6:30 pm.  All levels of cyclists are welcome, however not recommended for children. Helmets and face coverings are required. For  more information contact Cheryl Burnette.

Free Yoga on the Square
Classes begin the week of April 12. Join us on Monday and Thursday mornings at 10 am and start your day off with a great stretch!  This is an all levels class taught by Cheryl Burnette. Class is limited to ten.Masks and registration are required. Register here

Wednesday Walks
Join us on Wednesdays at 9 am for this 2-3 mile walk around Decatur neighborhoods. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to step out at 9 am. At this time, masks and registration are required. Contact Sara Holmes to register. 

New! Trails and Ales
On April 29 we will introduce a new program, Trails and Ales. We will begin and end our walk at Three Taverns Brewery. The cost is $25; participants receive a special Trails and Ales t-shirt and a pint after the walk. For more information contact Sara Holmes.

Show Us Where YOU Walk

Walk There! Decatur  

Show us where you walk and receive a free light!

#iwalkdecatur  #whereiwalk  @beactivedecatur

The City of Decatur, with its tree lined streets and more than 60 miles of sidewalks in 4.5 square miles, is a prime location for walking. WalkScore.com rates the City of Decatur as the most walkable city in Georgia with the highest walk score!

Take a photo of yourself or friends and family walking in Decatur and show us where YOU walk! Post the photo on social media and tag the photo with #iwalkdecatur #whereiwalk and @beactivedecatur; then show your post to the staff at the Visitors Center and receive a free Walk There Decatur! light so you can be seen when walking at night.

The Visitors Center is located at 113 Clairemont Avenue and is open Tuesday through Saturday. This promotion is from January until March, or until supplies last.

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Walk With a Doc is Saturday, June 10th


Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, June 10th at 10 am for this month’s Walk With a Doc. Dr. Reginald Mason from Kaiser Permanente is this month’s doctor. Dr. Mason is a pulmonary and critical care physician. Read more about him here.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and questions for the doc.


Team Decatur Wants YOU!

team-decatur-2015-shirt-frontIt is NOT too late to register for the KP Corporate Run/Walk 5k so you can be part of Team Decatur!

Here is an EASY way to get right to the registration: https://runsignup.com/CorporateTeams/decaturrunskp.

We will have our Team Photo made around 6 pm the day of the race, and after the race we will gather in our Team Tent for catering from Zest, beverages courtesy of UJoint and Oakhurst Market and FUN!

Don’t miss out. For more info click here.

Fourth Thursday Bright at Night Walk is July 23

June Walkers

June Walkers

Join the Pedestrian committee of the Active Living Board for a fun “Bright at Night” walk around Decatur on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center  for a 3-mile walk through South Decatur neighborhoods.

Walkers receive a free Bright at Night light to wear when it gets darker.

If it is raining,  we will walk the track inside the gym.

Walk There! Decatur

Second Sunday Walk is This Sunday!

valentinesJoin members of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for a fun Historic Tour of Decatur on Sunday, June 14 at 2 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center for the “Mayor’s Tour” on the Decatur Walking Tour Map. You will pass sites such as Decatur City Hall and the DeKlab Courthouse, Beacon Municipal Center, the Historic House Complex at Adair Park and some public art such as the “Valentines.”

It will be hot, so be sure to bring a water bottle. All levels of walkers are welcome on this family friendly walking tour.








“Bright at Night” Walk on Thursday at 7:30 pm

Walkers Bright at Night!

Walkers Bright at Night!

The community is invited to join our monthly 4th Thursday Bright at Night walk  this Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 pm. This month’s walk will venture to the northwest corner of the city to explore the neighborhood. All walks begin and end at the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street. Members of the Active Living Board Pedestrian committee will be leading the walk. Walks are family friendly and you will also receive a light to wear on your future walks. For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.

Walk There! Decatur


Healthy Monday Reset: Walk All Week


Walk All Week


If you need some help getting started, join our Walk With a Doc group every Wednesday at 10:00 am. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and have a fun walk with lots of nice folks. For more information contact tracie.sanchez@decaturga.com.

The Pedestrain Advisory Committee leads Walk There! Decatur the Second Sunday of the month at 2 pm and the Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. For more information click here.

Join us for the first Explore Decatur Walk This Sunday!

Tanyard-Community-Garden-PlansJoin us for our first Explore Decatur walk this Sunday, April 12th at 2:00pm.

As part of the new “Walk Decatur – Explore, Connect and Get Fit” campaign, the Active Living Board’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) has scheduled a series of walks around Decatur. On Sunday, April 12th, our walk will be led by Leonard Thibadeau.  Leonard is a resident gardener involved with the Tanyard Creek Community Garden, a hidden gem off of Ponce near Dancing Goats. He is an avid gardener and supporter of green spaces in Decatur. On this walk we will visit Tanyard Creek Community Garden and talk gardening along the way.  The walk starts at 2 pm in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and is suitable for all walking abilities.

For more information on this and other walks in the series visit decaturga.com/walking.  Visit facebook.com/decaturactiveliving for updates.