Carrie Matthews Recreation Center

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 The Carrie Matthews Recreation Center

will be CLOSED May 25th for

Memorial Day!


902 6th St. NW

Decatur, AL 35601

(non-mailing address)




 Center Office Hours

Open Gym Hours



12:00pm - 8:00pm

12:30pm - 5:00pm



12:00pm - 8:00pm

12:30pm - 5:00pm






12:00pm - 8:00pm

12:30pm - 5:00pm



12:00pm - 8:00pm

12:30pm - 7:30pm



8:00am - 4:00pm






Center Closed for holidays

January 1st

May 25th

July 4th

September 7th

November 26th-27th

December 25th


All times subject to change

due to special events or maintenance.


Center Supervisor

Calvin Ayers




The Carrie Matthews Recreation Center is located in Northwest Decatur and is adjacent to the Decatur City Cemetery. Carrie Matthews Recreation Center is open for public use during various hours throughout the week. The meeting rooms and the fully equipped kitchen can be rented for social gatherings. Contact the center staff for more information on how to rent the facility. It also has a weight room that is open during office hours for those interested in toning and shaping. 

The center is utilized by Decatur Youth Services for their PALS Basketball League, Camp Safe Haven and the Percussion Ensemble. The two departments have become a unit in working with the community surrounding the community center. 


Take the DPR Survey


Camp Safe Haven

PALS Basketball

Participant Registration Form

Percussion Ensemble

Tea Parties

Youth Cheerleading






Multi-purpose gymnasium

• Seating for approximately 200

• Electronic scorekeeping

• Meeting space available

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Handicap accessible restroom

• Weight room

• Drink machines

• Paved parking lot

• 3 outdoor basketball goals

• Handicap parking

• Two lighted/fenced tennis courts

• Two concrete tables with benches

•  Carrie Matthews Pool

•  Facility Rental Form

•  Waiver & Release Form


















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