Decatur Parks and Recreation
610 4th Avenue, SE • Decatur, Alabama 35601
P. O Box 1315 • Decatur, Alabama 35602
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).
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.
Old State Bank
Ft. Decatur Kids Day Camp
Daddy-Daughter Valentine Tea
by Suzanne Langdon
A Look at Decatur
Through Old Newspapers
Talented and Gifted
Lunch Bunch Club
by Rochelle Darnelle
Hit The Road
by Rochelle Darnell
TC Almon Activities
by Kerrie Lane