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Decatur Parks and Recreation

 

610 4th Avenue, SE  •  Decatur, Alabama 35601

 

P. O Box 1315  •  Decatur, Alabama 35602

 

256-341-4930

 

Central Office

 

Decatur Parks and Recreation is a department of the local municipal government operated by a permanent, full-time staff with the assistance of a volunteer citizens advisory board. Board appointments are made by the City Council for a term of five years.
The Parks and Recreation Department operates  four recreation community centers, one outdoor and one indoor swimming pool, 28 parks that include 19 developed playgrounds, 44 lighted tennis courts, walking trails, a splash pad, and numerous lighted and unlighted softball and baseball fields. In addition, the department operates Wilson Morgan Softball Complex, Jimmy Johns Tennis Complex, Jack Allen Recreation Complex, and Point Mallard Park. The Jack Allen Recreation Complex is the newest facility and boasts an award-winning 27-acre laser-graded and irrigated soccer/football venue with sub-grade drainage and television-quality lighting.
 
The Decatur City Cemetery is also operated and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
The Decatur Parks and Recreation Department is associated with the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA), the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), and the American Parks and Recreation Society (APRS).
 
Mission Statement
 
It is the mission of Decatur Parks and Recreation to provide high quality recreation and leisure facilities, park programs and activities, to meet the demonstrated needs of all citizens who reside within the city through sound planning, efficient allocation of resources and effective management.
   

 

   

The concert to commemorate the end of the Civil War (performed by the Madison Community Band under the direction of Dave Ryan) with a special appearance by nationally renowned Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Dennis Boggs of Nashville, TN has been re-scheduled to Monday evening, September 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Old State Bank. Mr. Boggs made a special request that he be allowed to perform on the front porch of the 1833 OSB as it just “historically feels right."

This will be a fabulous opportunity to experience history in a very interesting and unique way. Mr. Boggs has starred in two History Channel documentaries on the life of Lincoln and has made numerous National Park Service appearances as well as stage and educational events on the life of Lincoln. He looks exactly like President Lincoln and is a full-time professional Lincoln portrayer. He will also have time available both before and after the presentation for photographs and ‘meet and greet’ opportunities.


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NEWS

Great News
08/20/2015
Old State Bank

Decatur Depot
08/05/2015
Cupola

Ft. Decatur Kids Day Camp
06/29/2015
Session One

Daddy-Daughter Valentine Tea
02/11/2015
by Suzanne Langdon

A Look at Decatur
12/08/2014
Through Old Newspapers

TAG
12/02/2014
Talented and Gifted

Lunch Bunch Club
11/19/2014
by Rochelle Darnelle

Therapeutics
11/19/2014
Thanksgiving Dinner

Hit The Road
09/26/2014
by Rochelle Darnell

TC Almon Activities
08/25/2014
by Kerrie Lane

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