Carrie Matthews Recreation Center

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902 6th St. NW

Decatur, AL 35601

(non-mailing address)




 Office Hours

 Open Gym Hours



8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 5:30 pm-8:00 pm



8:00 am-4:00 pm

 5:30 pm-8:00 pm


8:00 am-4:00 pm 


8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 5:30 pm-8:00 pm 


8:00am - 4:00pm







Center Closed for holidays

January 1st

May 27th - 30th

July 4th

September 5th

October 30th

November 24th

December 23rd, 24th


All times subject to change

due to special events or maintenance.

Center Supervisor

Calvin Ayers




The Carrie Matthews Recreation Center provides many recreational opportunities for children, teens, and adults. The gymnasium is available for free play basketball, volleyball during various hours throughout the week check events for times.  League play is seasonal and has a variety of ages and divisions.  The center also has a weight room that is open during office hours for those interested in toning and shaping.  It is located in Northwest Decatur and is adjacent to the Decatur City Cemetery. Carrie Matthews Recreation Center is available for rentals, for private parties, workshops, or meetings.  Several groups and organizations host meetings at the Center. Contact the Carrie Matthews at 256-341-4820 for more information and availability. 

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



Camp Safe Haven

PALS Basketball

Participant Registration Form

Percussion Ensemble

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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