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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Start Smart Golf, Register Now for March Session!

Parents, does your child want to play golf? We are now registering youth for Start Smart Golf. Inviting all 3 – 5 year old boys and girls. This developmentally appropriate program for children introduces participants to the fundamentals of golf. Equipment is child friendly and taught in a safe learning environment. 

Classes are held at Decatur Recreation Department on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm.

March 3 – March 24, 2015

Register in person or online at

Start Smart Golf

Start Smart Golf


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!

Winter Art Camps- Register Now!

Decatur Active Living instructor Ms. Sylvia Cross is hosting Winter Art Camps at Sycamore Place Gallery. 120 Sycamore Place, Decatur GA 30030. These art classes are for youth living in Decatur.

February 17, 18 and 19, 2015

9am – 12noon   Ages 4 – 10  Paper Dolls and Puppet Camps with Katy Dement

9am – 12noon   Ages 8 – 14  Patriotic Puppets with Mr. Damon

1pm – 4pm        Ages 8 -14    Cartooning Comics and Creatures with Wanda R.Stewart

                                               Noon – 1 pm Extended lunch is $15/family/day

Youth Winter Art Classes

Youth Winter Art Classes

For more information, please call Ms. Sylvia directly at 404.660.9967

Join Us Tonight for the First Basketball Game At Ebster!

Join Decatur Active Living tonight as we play the first Youth Basketball game in the newly renovated Ebster Gymnasium. Mayor Jim Baskett will kick off the evening shooting  the first ball. Honorary Team Captains will be former Mayor Elizabeth Wilson and Commissioner Kecia Cunningham. The game begins at 5:30 pm. Come on over and check out the new  gym!

The new entrance to the Ebster Recreation Center is located at 105 Electric Avenue.

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Move It Monday! Practice Wall Sits

Hit the reset button and get active to kick off the week.
Strapped for time? Try performing wall sits every time you’re on the phone!

wall sits

For more information on staying fit, nutrition, quitting smoking and more, visit



Georgia Rides to the Capitol is March 24

GArides to the capitol

The 10th annual event, co-sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA), is designed to raise support for the development of a regional-scale bicycle network of both on-road facilities and multi-use trails, and cycling connections near major facilities, activity centers and schools. The bike ride is free and open to the community but participants should pre-register at

The first 100 registrants to donate at least $50 will receive a limited edition, 10th anniversary cap by PRIMAL Cycling Wear! All registered riders will receive a 10th anniversary reflective leg band.

You are invited to JOIN Commissioner Fred Boykin and other City of Decatur staff members for the Decatur leg of the ride. The Decatur ride leaves from the north parking lot of the East Lake MARTA Station, 2260 W. College Avenue at 10:45 a.m. and arrives at the Capitol at approximately 11:40 a.m. The ride from Decatur is 5 miles one way with some hills and will proceed at a slow pace.
Visit for more information and/or see their facebook event details.

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