Carrie Matthews Recreation Center

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902 6th St. NW

Decatur, AL 35601

(non-mailing address)



256-341-4823 FAX


 Center Hours



Office Hours

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open Gym

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Office Hours

12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Open Gym

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm




12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open Gym

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open Gym

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open Gym

8:00 am - 4:00 pm




Center Closed for holidays

January 1st

May 25th

July 4th

September 7th

October 30th

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 provides many recreational opportunities for children, teens, and adults. The gymnasium is available for free play basketball, volleyball during various hours throughout the week.  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.



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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