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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

 

The Decatur Parks and Recreation Department 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 17 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.

 

  

 

NEWS

Hit The Road
09/26/2014
by Rochelle Darnell

TC Almon Activities
08/25/2014
by Kerrie Lane

Life at a Recreation Center
08/05/2014
by Suzanne Langdon

Crafternoon
07/29/2014
by Rochelle Darnell

National Special Olympic Games
07/22/2014
by Kellie Sims

Lacrosse in Decatur
06/23/2014

Camp Safe Haven
06/13/2014
by Suzanne Langdon

2014 SWAC Softball Championship
05/21/2014
by Chris Vest

Old State Bank Happenings
05/21/2014
by David Breland

Summer Camps
05/19/2014
by Kerrie Lane

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