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.
Virtual EGG SHOW!!! Please see Below as we have had to change our Egg Hunt to follow CDC, ADPH guidelines and the Governors Stay at Home Order that has been put in place. We are no longer doing a drive thru or walk EGG HUNT! We are still going to ask that you participate by showing us your EGG ART by posting pictures of your creations! We will choose our favorite 10 egg art Ideas. We will feature our 10 favorite egg art skills in a separate post on Easter Sunday April 12th.
Join us in creating a virtual EGG SHOW! We want to see how creative you can be! As you decorate your eggs please post your picture in the comments section of this post for all to see and enjoy! We ask that you please share this out to all your Friends, Family, Churches, and Businesses for all to particiate.
To participate, use household items, decorations, or make eggs to display out of paper products, wood, or any material that you can display for your pictiures. Just make sure you have FUN creating it! On SUNDAY, April 12th we will share out our 10 favorites for all to see!
Can't wait to see what you guys create!!
Decatur-Ala-Effective Tuesday March 17, 2020 the following Decatur Parks and Recreation facilities will be temporarily closed.
Aquadome Recreation Center, Aquadome Pool, Fort Decatur Recreation Center, Ingalls Harbor Pavilion, Jack Allen Soccer Complex, Jimmy Johns Tennis Center, Old State Bank, TC Almon Recreation Center, Turner Surles, Train Depot, Wilson Morgan Ballfields.
We would like to thank our League partners for being proactive, with the kids always their number one priority. Please call 256-341-4930 with any questions.