Touch a Truck is Saturday!!

The new 2015 sticker!

The new 2015 sticker!

Children of all ages are invited to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks and equipment on wheels this Saturday, March 7 from 10 am until 1 pm. The event takes place in the Callaway Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place. Free parking is available in the DeKalb County Parking deck adjacent to the event. Both City of Decatur and DeKalb County vehicles will be participating. This event is free to the community.

NEW!! Ride your bike to the event and have it registered by the Decatur Police. All who register a bike will receive a free bike pin.

Food Drive!  Bring a non-perishable food item to be collected by the Decatur Firefighters to “Feed the Hungry”. We are celebrating National Nutrition Month.

For more information contact


Nia’s Round Robin Fridays and Cardio Tennis Return!

Nia’s Round Robin Fridays is a Junior Round Robin open to all Junior players. The Round Robin allows players an opportunity to show off the skills they have learned from our Jr Academy and/or their tennis coach. It is a excellent way to introduce match play to beginners while providing plenty of practice for intermediate players. With 3 to 5 rounds of matches being played every week it is also a great way to warm up for any up coming T2t ennis, Jr Alta, or Usta matches. This is a 8 week Round Robin with 1st and 2nd place trophies given out at the end of the 8 weeks.

Name: Nia’s Round Robin Friday’s.

When: Friday 3:00pm-6:15pm March 13th through May 8th.

Where: Glenlake Tennis Center.

Open to: All Jr players!!! Little to no match experience players are welcome… (Must be able to serve and keep score on their own!!!)

Format: All matches will be 3 out of 5 games. Minimum 3 rounds; maximum 5 rounds. Opportunity to play extra rounds in doubles only.

Prize: 1st and 2nd place trophy will be given to the players with highest number of games won at the end of the 8 weeks.

Price: $90 for City of Decatur residents; $110 for non- residents.

Registration: Glenlake Tennis Center

For more information call 404-377-7231


Cardio Tennis returns on March 31 at 8:30 am. Give the Tennis Center a call for more information.

Walk There! Decatur….New Signs Put Up Today

Thanks to Tony and Lionel from Decatur Public Works for hanging more of our  Walk There! Decatur signs this morning. New signs are located outside the Decatur Recreation Center, the Ebster Municipal Center, Decatur High School, DeKalb County Courthouse, Parking decks at The Artisan and Decatur Renaissance and the DeKalb Parking Deck.

Each sign has destinations and walking time, as well as a QR code on the front, and a map on the back side.

Walk There! Decatur encourages  people to park once, then walk to various points around Decatur instead of driving to places that are close. For example, it is only an eleven minute walk from the Decatur Recreation Center to Ebster. No need to drive and park!


For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.



Healthy Monday Reset

monday reset

Tour deCatur is March 14: Pi Day!

The 13th annual Tour deCatur will be held on March 14 – Pi Day!!

What is Pi Day?

March 14th is Pi Day because Pi (the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet) is the symbol for the ration of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
Pi = 3.141592… (it keeps going forever)
This is the ONE and ONLY time (until the year 3015) that the date will be the first 5 numbers of Pi! How cool is that!

The 13th annual Tour deCatur benefiting the Decatur Education Foundation will be held Saturday, March 14th – Pi Day and will once again start at Decatur High School.For more information and to register, click here.


  • 1-mile Fun Run start time: 8:30am
  • 5K race start time: 9:00am
  • Tot Trot start time: 10:00am (meet under the stadium scoreboard)


The Tour deCatur is a qualifying race for the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. 

Georgia Walk & Roll to School Day is March 4

The City of Decatur will be participating in GA Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, March 4. In 2014 wehad almost 50% of our children participate in this annual event, even though it was a very cold day!

GA Walk & Roll Day is part of the state’s Safe Routes to School program and all of our elementary schools, Renfroe Middle School, St Thomas More School and College Heights all take part. Children take part in “walking school buses” and bike trains” with parents and learn how much fun it is to walk to school as well as get some exercise.

Decatur has had an active SRTS prgoram since 2005. During the 2008-2009 nschool year, the Decatur Active LIving Division took on the management and development of Decatur’s program.

Special thanks to all the wonderful Parent School Champions who make this possible by volunteering their time, energy and creativity to make this a success!


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Decatur Recreation Center Will Close at 5 PM Today

Due to inclement weather, the Decatur Recreation Center, Solarium, and Glenlake Tennis Center will close at 5 pm today, Wednesday February 25. All activities and classes are cancelled tonight.

The Centers plan to reopen at 10 AM on Thursday, February 26.

Check back here for updates.

Enjoy some photos from snow days in 2014!

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Move It Monday: Start Exercising Monday to Sleep Better All Week

move it monday

Healthy Monday Reset: Try a Monday Mile

Monday reset

Check out the City of Decatur Walking Tour map and try out some new routes! Available at Decatur Recreation Center and the Decatur Visitors Center. Check out other walking opportunities here.

For more information on keeping fit and healthy, check out

Decatur Recreation Center Will Be Closed for President’s Day


The City of Decatur and the Decatur Recreation Center will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, February 16th. Enjoy the day at one of our many parks or take a walk or bike ride through the Decatur Cemetery. There are lots of fun things to do as you enjoy a day off of work or school.

Click here for some craft and activity ideas.

The National Education Association also has some ideas for activities and opportunities to learn about the Presidents.


Happy President’s Day from all of us at Decatur Active Living!


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