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 three 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.
Point Mallard Waterpark Operations Update:
The operations team at Point Mallard Waterpark has been working diligently to create a plan for our summer opening.
Throughout this process, we have reviewed all necessary procedures for guest and team member safety --- including social distancing guidelines, sanitization, and reduced capacity limits.
As a community-owned summer destination, we pride ourselves on both serving our community and creating fun-filled memories for all. Safety is our top priority.
Preparing our park each year includes extensive training for our team. Under the current restrictions, there are sizable barriers to conduct the required team training.
At this time, we have made the difficult decision to not to open for the 2020 season. This is certainly not a decision that comes easily. We are committed to taking this time to ensure our 50th anniversary season next year is the best yet!
All purchased Point Mallard 2020 Waterpark Season Passes will be automatically rolled over for the 2021 season. Every 2020 season pass that is converted to next year will automatically receive up to $10 in future Fun Bucks to spend in the Park.
Those who choose not to roll over their 2020 season passes to next season can request a refund. Instructions are listed on our website, www.PointMallardPark.com, on how to complete this process. Requests for refunds must be submitted by Friday, June 26, 2020. Any refund not requested by this date will be automatically rolled over for use of the 2021 season. Please allow up to two weeks after the deadline to receive your refund.
Please call (256)341-4902 for questions.
This summer, our maintenance and operations teams will continue making enhancements to the park to ensure that the opening day for 2021 season is the very best it can be.
We are grateful for your continued years of support of Point Mallard Waterpark. We are counting the days until we can safely share our facility with you and your family. At Point Mallard, we know sunny days are ahead!
Updates for Recreational Facility Openings and Operations
Jimmy Johns Tennis Center
( Summer Operating Hours )
7 Days a week, (7AM-9PM)
Use of facility for play will still operate by (RESERVATION ONLY).
For reservations, Call 256-341-4943
Ingalls will be OPEN for rentals as of Monday, June 1st 2020
Ingalls Pavilion will rent per adherence to CDC and ADHP guidelines.
For RESERVATIONS, Call 256-341-4835
Jack Allen Recreational Complex
Jack Allen Complex will reopen beginning Monday, June 1st 2020 for soccer practices, tournaments, and rentals.
All events held at Jack Allen Complex will adhere to CDC and ADHP guidelines.
Complex hours will be in accordance to rentals, practices and tournament times.
For RESERVATIONS 256-341-4830
Turner Surles Community Center
Turner Surles will open for Rentals beginning Monday, June 1st 2020.
All Rentals and Events will adhere to CDC and ADHP guidelines for facility use.
Turner Surles will only be open during rental times.
Senior Center will remain closed at this time.
For Reservations, Call 256-341-4983
Wilson Morgan Park Complex
Wilson Morgan Park Ball Fields- will open Monday, June 1st 2020.
Ball fields can open for use of practice, and or camps June 1st.
Fields can resume to competition play Monday, June 15th 2020.
Wilson Morgan Complex events will adhere to all CDC and ADHP guidelines for facility use.
Fields will be open by reservation only.
For RESERVATIONS, Call 256- 341-4810
Please visit our website below or our Decatur Parks and Recreation Facebook page for all updates.