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Decatur Active Living • Children & Youth Services

AfterSchool 2017-2018! See page 12

3 athletics 7 active adults & youth 9 afterschool 12 decatur parks 14 calendar / open gym 16 pools & aquatics

Decatur Pools Open Saturday, May 27 Make a splash at the pool this summer! Decatur pools open Memorial Day weekend at all three locations – Ebster, Glenlake and McKoy. During the hot summer months swim for fun, swim with the Gators, learn to swim, or consider renting one of the pools for your summer special event.

May Is National Water Sa fet Month y

New Pavilions at McKoy and Oakhurst Parks

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ecent renovations at McKoy and Oakhurst parks included new pavilions, water fountains, bike racks, grills and restrooms. Pavilions can be rented year-round. Spend a day in the park with family or friends, or celebrate a special occasion. To rent a pavilion call 404-377-7231.

BASEBALL OPENING DAY JUNE 3 see page 7


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May Is National Bike Month Decatur Celebrates with a Variety of Bicycling Opportunities Every Saturday • Sam’s Freight Room Ride, 2 p.m. Meet at 415 E. Howard Ave. for an easy 11-mile ride through Avondale Estates, Oakhurst and Decatur. No-drop ride

Every Saturday • Decatur Bikes Group Ride, 8 a.m. Meet at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. Call 404-941-8717 to confirm.

May 3 • Bike to School Day May 6 • Bike Rodeo, McKoy Park, 10 a.m.-noon May 4, 11, 18, 25 • Silver Spokes Program – Ride with Trikes May 13 • Bike Fest at Decatur Farmer’s Market May 15-19 • Bike to Work Week May 19 • Bike to Work Day. Riders are invited to stop by the Decatur Recreation Center between 7 and 10 a.m. for coffee and pastries on their way to work. May 19 • Third Friday Decatur Fun Ride, 6:30 p.m. Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center. Followed by a visit to a local pub or restaurant for refreshments.

May 21 • Bicycle South, 2098 N. Decatur Rd., offers an easy no-drop ride to Stone Mountain Park, beginning from the store at 9 a.m. Refreshments at Bicycle South after the ride.

May 27-28 • Bike Valet parking is offered at the Decatur Arts Festival. Sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance and the City of Decatur. May 27 • Bike Registration at the Decatur Arts Festival, at the Bike Valet, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your bike to have it registered by the Decatur Police. Pick up some Bike Safety information.

Helmets are required for all city-sponsored rides. For more information visit decaturga.com/biking and our blog, beactivedecatur.com.

Third Friday Fun Bike Rides! Third Friday of the Month • 6:30 p.m.

Claire Miller ........................................................................director Nancy Brune................................................. assistant director Glenda Lee ..............................................program supervisor Lillie Johnson................................ administrative assistant Rebecca Aulph ...................................................... site director Lartesha Chaney.................................................... site director Caudieu Cook.......................................................... site director Rashad Crowell ...................................................... site director Ashton Hudson ..................................................... site director Danielle Perry ......................................................... site director Kiara Smith ................................................................ site director Ashley Thorpe.......................................................... site director C.J. Yancy..................................................................... site director Decatur Active Living Division 231 Sycamore St. • P.O. Box 220 • Decatur, GA 30031 404-377-0494 • fax 404-370-4130 decaturga.com • beactivedecatur.com

Greg White...........................................................................director Cheryl Burnette.......................................... assistant director Athletic Services

Stacy Green.............................................program supervisor Carlos Jordan.................... assistant program supervisor Jarrad Lindsay.................. assistant program supervisor Recreation Services

Lee Williams............................................program supervisor Sara Holmes............................................program supervisor Portia Langley........................................program supervisor Anthony Bethel..............................................program leader Demarcus Bundrage...................................program leader Jerdarius Malcolm.........................................program leader Artesha Chaney..............................................program leader Jonathan Holloman.....................................program leader Tennis/Aquatics Staff

Join Decatur Active Living staff for our monthly Third Friday Bike Rides, through October. The rides are designed for all levels – no one will be left behind. We even have a fun theme every month. Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to ride at 6:30 p.m. Helmets and lights are required. After the ride, we visit a local watering hole for refreshments. Check our blog, beactivedecatur.com, for monthly updates or contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com, 678-553-6541. Free to the community.

Jabari Cole................................................program supervisor Arni Ahn...............................................................program leader Thanh Doan......................................................program leader Sharon Hulette................................................program leader Kyle Morton.......................................................program leader Nia Willis...............................................................program leader

Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Virginia Atchison......................... administrative assistant Juanita Tyson.......................................................morning clerk Eugenia Kelley-Minor......................................evening clerk Gwen George ......................................................evening clerk

Yoga In the Courtyard at Beacon Municipal Center June 24 • 9-10 a.m. Join Cheryl Burnette and Mamie Mabry to welcome in the longest day of the year with a Summer Solstice Yoga practice. Throughout history, many cultures have associated the summer solstice with a renewal of mind, body and spirit and a celebration of the sense of joyfulness and fun that the sunshine evokes in all of us. Come together with the Decatur community to celebrate with a morning practice that includes asana, chanting and more. If it rains, we will move into the gym at Ebster Recreation Center. Free, but donations will be accepted for the Decatur Youth Fund.

ALSO: Summer Solstice Meditation, June 21• on the square • Free Join Dee Doones for a summer solstice meditation, sponsored by Decatur Healing Arts and Decatur Active Living. 2

231 Sycamore St. • P.O. Box 220 • Decatur, GA 30031 404-378-1082 • fax 404-378-1281 decaturga.com/cys

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Active Living Board Members

Clay Scarborough, Chair • Bill Adams Wendy Childers • Pete Duitsman • Michael Harbin Shelly Head • Jack Kittle • Adam Pinsley Brooke Schembri • Kelly Walsh


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Contact Jabari Cole • 404-377-7231 jabari.cole@decaturga.com

Decatur Pools

SPLASH! at Decatur Pools Ebster Pool • 404 W. Trinity Place • 404-378-4303 Ebster pool is the most recently renovated pool in Decatur. Home of the Decatur Gators Swim Team, the pool has eight lanes, a new splash pad, lights and a renovated pool house. Ebster Pool is on W. Trinity Place at Atlantic Avenue, next to the new Beacon Municipal Complex.

Glenlake Pool • 1121 Church St. • 404-378-7671

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ecatur Active Living offers a variety of summer aquatic programs. Pools open May 27. Glenlake pool will be open until Sept. 10. Ebster Pool and McKoy will close Sept. 4. See page 4 for regular and post-season hours. Pools are managed by Dynamo Pool Management, Inc. For more information on general pool operations, swim lessons, pool rentals, the Gator swim team, or to make suggestions on aquatic programming, call Jabari Cole, Tennis/Aquatic Services, 404-377-7231.

Glenlake Pool is Decatur’s largest and most active pool. It has a new PVC liner and new pump room equipment along with a new sand filter. Glenlake offers a snack area, a patio for enjoying the sun, shade shelter and shallow water for small children. The pool is one block north of Commerce Drive on Church Street.

McKoy Pool • 534 McKoy St. • 404-378-8084

Additional parking at 1006 Adams St.

McKoy Pool is a popular spot among families. The pool has zero-depth entry (beach entry) access, making it easier for elderly guests and those with disabilities to enter, bubbler features to entertain younger swimmers and dedicated lap lines that can be scheduled for adult-only lap swimmers.

Decatur Swim Passes

Purchase a family pool pass before May 20 and receive four individual guest passes free! Swim Pass

Fee

Nonresident Fee

Individual (2-13 yrs)

$30

$60

Individual (14-59 yrs)

$45

$90

Household (5 or fewer)

$125

$250

Household (5 or more)

$125 + $10 each add’l member

$250 + $20 each add’l member

Decatur has a no-refund policy. Rain checks will be issued for inclement weather, contamination and equipment failure only if the pool is to be closed for the remainder of the day.

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Decatur Pools Pool Hours

General Admission at Decatur Pools

Ebster Pool

Regular Season • May 27-July 31 Public swimming M-F • noon-5 pm Sat, Sun • 10 am-6 pm In May and June, Ebster Pool will close to the public at 4:15 pm for Decatur Gators practices and meets Lap swimming Daily • 9-10 am Gators swim team Mon-Thurs • 4:30-8 pm Gators morning practice M, W, F 10 am beginners 11 am advanced Gators evening practice Mon-Thurs 4:30-6 pm Mini Gators 6-7 pm intermediate 7-8 pm advanced

Post-season • Aug. 1-Sept. 4 Public swimming Lap swimming Labor Day

Sat, Sun • 10 am-6 pm Sat, Sun • 10 am-6 pm Mon, Sept. 4 • 10 am-6 pm

Glenlake Pool Regular Season • May 27-July 31 Public swimming

M-F • 10 am-8 pm Sat, Sun • 10 am-6 pm

Post-season • Aug. 1-Sept. 4 Public swimming Labor Day Final Weekend, Sept. 9-10

M-F • 4-8 pm Sat, Sun • 10 am-6 pm Mon, Sept. 4 • 10 am-6 pm Sat, Sun • 10 am- 6 pm

McKoy Pool Regular Season • May 27-July 31 Public swimming

M-F • 10 am-8 pm Sat, Sun • 10 am-6 pm

Post-season • Aug.1-Sept. 4 Public swimming Labor Day

M-F • 9 am-1 pm Sat • 10 am-6 pm Mon, Sept. 4 • 10 am-6 pm

Pools will close at 6 pm on all holidays – Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.

Pool Staff

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Age

residency card should be presented to the front desk attendant and will allow the cardholder to be admitted to the pool at the resident rate. A driver’s license presented to the front desk attendant will not allow entry to the pools at the resident rate. Resident cards do not expire.

Fee/Nonresident Fee

Children 1 Free/$3 and under 2-13 years $2/$3 14-59 years $3/$5 60+ Free/$5 Residents may bring proof of residency in the form of a tax bill or utility bill to Glenlake Tennis Center after May 1 to be issued a City of Decatur residency card. This

Decatur Pool Guidelines • Large floats or inner tubes are not acceptable because they obstruct the view of the lifeguards. • Water guns, throwing toys or other items that may cause harm are prohibited. Pouring toys and small floating toys for tots are allowed. The safety and permissibility of items will be determined at the discretion of the pool staff. • Children may only wear coast guardapproved personal flotation devices with close parental supervision. • Patrons swimming with children who wear diapers must use leak-proof baby swimsuits or swim diapers. Swim diapers are available at the front desk. • We encourage parents to accompany their children to the pool and to supervise them closely while they are in the water. We also

ask that you discuss pool safety rules with children and encourage respect for pool rules and staff. All children under 14 must be accompanied by someone over 14 to be admitted into the pool. • The toddler section at Glenlake Pool is reserved for children 5 years and younger. • No cotton T-shirts or shorts allowed – cloth fibers clog the pool filters. General information: All registration and reservations for pool rentals, group lessons and private lessons are conducted at Glenlake Tennis Center, 1121 Church St., 404-377-7231.

Group Policies

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roups of 12 or more must have a reservation to assure adequate supervision and prevent overcrowding of the pool. To make a reservation contact Aquatics Director Kyle Morton for approval of time and make an appointment to complete a Group Swim Agreement. Decatur Active Living and Children and Youth Services programs have priority scheduling for group swimming. Call 404-377-7231 for more information. • Youth groups (day care, camps, etc.) must have a 1-to-12 ratio of supervisors/counselors to youth. • If there are children under age 5 in the group, the ratio of supervisors/counselor to youth must be 1-to-6. • Groups must sign an agreement and: – Come at a scheduled time only – Provide general supervision of youth

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– Provide supervision of the group’s belongings – Comply with all pool rules • Counselors need to be in the pool or supervising from the deck. • Failure to comply with these rules will result in termination of the Group Swim Agreement.


Swim Teams

Contact Beth Costello • 404-797-6255 decaturgators@gmail.com

Pool Events

Neighborhood Associations

Independence Day Pool Celebrations July 4 • 4:30 p.m. Celebrate July 4th with games, fun and much more. Show your colors by dressing up in red, white and blue. Decatur pools will be decorated.

Host your neighborhood meetings at a Decatur pool. Meetings can be held during the evenings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to make a reservation, call 404-377-7231.

How to Reserve a Decatur Pool Decatur pools are No. in party 2 hours (Resident/Nonresident) rented on a first1-50 $200/$250 come basis. Pools 51-75 $250/$300 may be reserved for private parties June 76-100 $300/$350 3-Sept. 4. The patron renting the pool must fill out a reservation form at least two weeks prior to the rental and pay for the rental. Rates listed above vary in price according to the number of people attending the rental. The count includes all people walking through the door whether swimming or just observing.

Pools available for rental Glenlake/McKoy

Saturday and Sunday, 6:30-8:30 pm

Ebster

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6:30-8:30 pm

Refunds or rescheduling will be made available only if the city cancels the party due to inclement weather – lightning, thunder – or when swimmers are unable to get into the pool due to contamination.

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Gators Love the Water!

Gators Social • Sunday, April 30 • 3-5 p.m. at Ebster Pool

Decatur Gators Swim Team • 4-18 yrs Swim Meets • Tuesdays at Ebster Pool

Mini Gators • 4-12 yrs

Swim Season • May 1-June 30 Each child must be able to swim 25 meters of either freestyle or backstroke. Children who cannot swim 25 meters should be enrolled in Mini Gators. Mini Gators is an instructional league whose goal is to teach strokes and proper swimming techniques, so that members will be able to graduate to the Gators Swim Team – perhaps before the end of the season. Mini Gators enrollment has a strict limit of 40 participants. If you are unsure whether your child can swim 25 meters, then they should be in Mini Gators. A swim test is available prior to registration. You may also contact Beth Costello at decaturgators@gmail.com or 404-797-6255 to request a swim test.

For swimmers who want to join the Gators but aren’t able to swim 25 meters, we offer the Mini Gators team. This session helps the swimmer get ready to compete. Participants will not swim in meets until they are able to swim 25 meters and are comfortable in deep water, but they will be able to attend meets and cheer on the Gators. Children must not be afraid of the water and must have no problems placing the entire head under the water. They must be independent swimmers with the ability to do a basic freestyle. Dog paddling is not considered independent swimming. The multiple-child discount does not apply to the Mini Gators program because space is limited.

Swim Teams At-a-Glance Team

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Morning Practice

Evening Practice Swim Meets

Decatur Gators Swim Team (4-18 yrs) 192090-04 M, W, F M-Th Tu Swim Season: May 1-June 30 10-11 am (beginner) 6-7 pm (beginner) Home Meets: 5-9 pm Practice Begins: May 1 11 am-noon (advanced) 7-8 pm (advanced) at Ebster Pool Mini Gators (4-12 yrs) M-Th Swim Season: May 1-June 30 192090-05 4:30-5:15 pm Practice Begins: May 1 192090-06 5:15-6:15 pm

Fee/Nonresident Fee $175/$200 Residents applying for financial assistance must pay a minimum of $25. Second child 25 percent off, 3rd child 33 percent off, 4th child 50 percent off $135/$160

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Swim Camps & Lessons

Swim team: Beth Costello • 404-797-6255, decaturgators@gmail.com Camps: Jabari Cole • 404-377-7231, jabari.cole@decaturga.com

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wim campers can improve their swimming techniques and meet new friends. All camps are led by water safety instructors who balance instruction with games and free swim. Instructor/camper ratio is 1-to-6. The fee includes instructor, supplies and snacks.

Minnows • 7-12 yrs

Children learn the basic skills of swimming and water safety. Kicking and breathing techniques are refined. Basic freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke are covered.

Tadpoles • 4-6 yrs This water adjustment camp is for children who are unfamiliar with the water and may have a fear of swimming. Basic skills such as going underwater, kicking and arm movement will be covered. Fun games, encouraging instruction, and free swim time with other children in the group will establish positive attitudes toward swimming.

safety. Kicking and breathing techniques are refined. Basic freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke are covered.

Water Exploration • 4-6 yrs

July Youth Stroke Clinic 6-17 yrs

This afternoon activity is similar to the Tadpoles morning swim camp and is for children who are unfamiliar with the water and may have a fear of swimming. Basic skills such as going underwater, kicking and arm movement will establish a positive attitude toward swimming.

Tuesdays and Thursdays For those craving more swimming after the Summer League ends, try our post-summer league Super Tuning Stroke Clinics, open to all swimmers age 6 and up. Swimmers only! This is not a learn-to-swim program. Each session is limited to 20.

Afternoon Group Lessons

Group swim lessons are offered afternoons Monday-Thursday for 90 minutes. A minimum of four and a maximum of 12 children per week.

Private Swim Lessons 2 yrs-Adult $75 resident/$100 nonresident Two hours split into four 30-minute sessions Glenlake Pool Private swim lessons at Glenlake Pool are offered to youth 2 and up and adults at all skill levels. Private lessons provide personal attention as patrons learn to swim. The first lesson begins May 30. Patrons must register one week prior to starting the lessons. Financial assistance is available for Decatur residents. Registration for Swim Lessons will begin May 15 and continue through July 28 at Glenlake Tennis Center, 1121 Church St. Registration is limited and offered on a first-come basis. All fees must be paid in full at registration. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

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Swim Camps At-a-Glance Camp

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Time

Fee/Nonresident Fee Location

Minnows • 7-12 yrs

191070-02 (June 12-16) 191070-04 (June 26-30) 191070-06 (July 17-21)

10 am-noon

$85/$110

Glenlake Pool

Tadpoles • 4-6 yrs

191070-01 (June 5-9) 191070-03 (June 19-23) 191070-05 (July 10-14) 191071-07 (July 24-28)

10 am-noon

$85/$110

Glenlake Pool

Water Exploration 4-6 yrs

192050-03 (June 12-15) 192050-05 (June 26-29) 192050-07 (July 17-20)

4:30-6 pm

$75/$100

Glenlake Pool

192050-02 (June 5-8) 192050-04 (June 19-22) 191050-06 (July 10-13)

4:30-6 pm

$75/$100

Glenlake Pool

Stroke Training • 7-12 yrs

Stroke Training • 7-12 yrs

This afternoon activity is similar to the Minnows morning swim camp. Children learn the basic skills of swimming and water

July Youth Stroke Clinic • 6-9 yrs 192090-07 (July 6-27) 10-13 yrs 192090-08 (July 6-27) 14-17 yrs 192090-09 (July 6-27 )

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5-5:50 pm $100/$135 Glenlake Pool 6-6:50 pm 7-7:50 pm


Contact Stacy Green • 678-553-6549 stacy.green@decaturga.com

Athletics

Decatur Youth Baseball

Batter UP! Leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 5-12 5-6 yrs • 132010-01 7-8 yrs • 132011-01 9-11 yrs • 132012-01

Li’l Kickers Soccer • 3-5 yrs A four-week introductory course designed to develop basic soccer skills. Space is limited. Registration accepted on a first-comefirst-served basis beginning Aug. 1.

Li’l LAX • 4-6 yrs This four-week introductory course is designed to develop basic lacrosse skills where players will learn to scoop, cradle, and pass while also gaining knowledge of how to play the game of lacrosse. No equipment is required. Players will receive a lacrosse stick and ball, which they can keep upon conclusion of the session. Registration begins Aug. 1.

Opening Day Parade

June 3 • 11 a.m. • McKoy Park starting location There is no better way to start off the baseball season than with an opening day parade. The parade begins at McKoy Park and continues through the Oakhurst business district, down East Lake Drive and into Oakhurst Park. Needed: Volunteers, parade watchers, organizers, hotdog cookers, and convertible vehicles. If you would like to participate and serve on the parade committee contact Stacy Green, 678-553-6549, or Carlos Jordan, 678-553-6550.

one practice a week and the 5-7 year olds (Junior Varsity) will put their skills to work in weeks 3-6 with a 20-minute practice followed by a 40-minute game. Practices will be held at local fields and games will be held on Sundays at the Jones Boys and Girls Club field (450 East Lake Dr., Decatur).

Mini Soccer • 4-5 yrs

Youth Flag Football • 5-13 yrs

The focus is on fun and basic skills like passing and dribbling, while introducing beginners to the game. Each team has one 30-minute practice followed by a 30-minute game. Mini soccer teams consist of eight players on a team. All games and practices are held on Saturdays. Mini Soccer coaches are always needed; please consider volunteering.

A six-week Flag Football program for boys and girls ages 5-13 is offered in the fall. Players enjoy two weeks of basic introduction to the game and then are divided into teams. The 8-13 year olds (Varsity and Pro) will have

Children ages 6-11 will get a kick out of soccer this fall. Coed teams are divided by age groups, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-11 leagues. All

League Soccer • 6-11 yrs

levels and skill ranges are welcome. Participants will have a one-hour practice during the week, beginning the week of Sept. 18. Games will be played on Saturdays starting Sept. 23. Soccer coaches are always needed – please consider volunteering.

Coed Ultimate Frisbee for Middle School Agers Ultimate Frisbee for middle school boys and girls is offered again this fall. Registration begins Saturday, July 8, until full. Practices start the week of Aug. 14. Practices are usually held twice during the week. Teams will play in the Metro Atlanta Middle School Ultimate League. League games will be played weekdays after school in September and October, with a tournament in November. The team will be coached by Decatur High coaches and captains.

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Youth Activities

Active Adults and Seniors

Portia Langley • 678-553-6563 Contact Tracie Sanchez • 678-553-6559, tracie.sanchez@decaturga.com portia.langley@decaturga.com

Beginners Sewing The one-hour classes are designed to spark creativity in junior designers as they learn about fashion. Every project teaches a new design technique while the junior designers express their points of view. All materials are included – you just show up ready to sew. All projects are age and skill appropriate.

Ebster Garden Club This youth garden club is a hands-on, fun environment where students take part in every aspect of gardening. They start seedlings, dig and loosen soil, plant the seedlings in the ground, and water the garden. Finally, the students harvest the fruits and vegetables and learn how to turn them into delicious meals. Every few weeks we host a garden club party so kids can eat what they have grown.

new students, classes concentrate on providing an enjoyable epee/foil fencing experience, improving physical fitness, and creating the foundation needed to understand and appreciate the sport. More advanced, motivated students can continue studying epee/foil at a higher level. All participants should dress in loose, athletic clothing. Protective equipment will be provided each class.

Youth Lyrics and songrwiting 8-13 yrs

Karate • 7-17 yrs

This middle-school program offers students the opportunity to speak on issues and concerns they face every day. Students will learn their inner talents and the importance of living a positive lifestyle. Each week participants will have a group session, with topics including self-esteem, planning for the future, family peer pressure and current events. There will also be physical activity after each session, encouraging participants to be active and live a healthy lifestyle.

Learn to write, record, perform and promote your own songs. Learn songwriting skills by taking weekly small group instruction on lyric writing, music theory, and arranging, plus hands-on recording sessions and performances under the guidance of LaFlor Lyrical Expressions.

Youth Platform

This family-oriented class offers a holistic approach to learning the art of karate. Our philosophy is that adults can learn from children and vice versa. Come for a free class trial. Registration deadline: before the first class of each month. Note: Participants are required to meet with the instructor prior to enrolling to gain an understanding of the class and class expectations.

Fencing • 8-17 yrs Fencing is a European-originated Olympic sport based on the art of swordplay. For

Youth Classes At-a-Glance Class/Activity

Location

Age

Time

Day

Beginners Sewing

ERC

8-13

6:15-7:15 pm

Contact Portia Langley • portia.langley@decaturga.com, 678-553-6563 Session

Fee/Nonresident/Non

Reg. Deadline

Instructor

Tu/bi-weekly Ongoing

FREE

Ongoing

Cynthia

Ebster Garden Club ERC Courtyard 5-17

Noon-2 pm

Sat.

Ongoing

FREE

Ongoing

Yvonne Hill

Fencing

6:30-7:30 pm

Tuesdays

Monthly

$80/$95

Ongoing

Lotus Fencing Club

Karate DRC 7-17

6:45 pm 10 am

M S

Monthly

$40/55 (1); $50/65(2); $60/75(3)

Ongoing

Adesi Brown

Lyrics & Songwriting ERC

8-13

6:30-7:30 pm

Th/bi-weekly Monthly

FREE

Ongoing

LaFlor Lyrical

Youth Platform

13-16 6:45-8 pm

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FREE

Ongoing

Teresa Davis

DRC

ERC

8-17

Ongoing

Athletics At-a-Glance

Limit – 10 kids

Limit – 12 kids

Contact Stacy Green • stacy.green@decaturga.com, 678-553-6549

Sport

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Ages

Fee

Non-Resident Fee

Registration

Parent Mtg

Practice

Game Schedule

Game Site

Flag Football JV Varsity Pro

232070-01 232070-02 232070-03

5-7 8-10 11-12

$55 $130 $130

$70 $165 $165

8/5-8/26

N/A

Sun M-Th M-Th

Sun Sun Sun

SLJ SLJ SLJ

Mini Soccer

232030-01

5-6

$55

$70

8/5-8/26

9/9

9/23-10/28

Glenlake

Soccer

232031-01 232032-01 232033-01

6-7 8-9 10-11

$130

$165

8/5-8/26

9/9

9/12

9/23-11/11

GL/Ebster/ SLJ /WC

Li’l Kickers Soccer

242010-07 242010-08

3-5

$65

$80

8/1-9/2

M/W T/Th

9/12-10/5 9/13-10/6

Adair Park

Li’l Lax

232071-01 232071-02

4-6

$65

$80

8/5-8/26

M/W T/Th

10/2-10/25 10/3-10/26

Adair Park

Ultimate Frisbee

232080-01

11-13

$130

$165

7/8-8/5

8/15

9/5-10/27

Ebster

N/A

GL - Glenlake Park; SLJ - Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club; WC - Westchester School 8

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Contact Sara Holmes • 678-553-6559 sara.holmes@decaturga.com

Active Adults Discover Adult Sign Language – Hands On!

Lively Pursuits for Active Adults

An introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture with a hands-on approach. Students participate in lecture classes, practicing ASL and also going on outside meetings with the Deaf community in places like bowling, deaf churches, and silent dinners. Other activities like cooking and ASL are included. Students learn the basics of sign language and a good foundation to build on.

Functional Exercises A seated senior aerobics class for those with mobility or balance challenges. Includes music and workouts using elastic straps, small weights and Swiss balls.

Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

50+ Walks

Bridge Club

Walking is a low-intensive activity that almost everyone can do. Walking helps us relax and energize, and also provides opportunities for social interaction. It’s an easy way to stay healthy in mind and body. Meet us on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center.

Get your trump ready, grab your tallies and make your bids. There’s a table waiting for you. Coffee and snacks provided. Call Nancy Reid, 404-284-1549, to reserve your spot.

Drop in and play on Sunday. Futsal is a variant of indoor soccer, played on a smaller field with a heavier ball.

NEW! Chair Yoga (EBSTER)

Artz for the Harp provides beginner group harp classes to students of all ages. No prior music experience is necessary. AFTH provides harps and instructional materials for weekly classes at no additional charge. Learn to play the harp and reap the benefits, such as improved short-term memory, stress relief, lowered blood pressure, increased oxygenation and pain relief.

Aerobic Dance Exercise Shape up with LZ aerobics classes, including dance exercise and senior aerobics. For more information visit lzaerobics.com or call 678-380-3861.

Afridancercise (EBSTER) This unique body workout combines deep breathing techniques, stretching, and lowto-medium aerobics mixed with traditional West African dance steps. Over time, as choreography develops, interested participants may perform at other venues to music provided by professional drummers.

Badminton (EBSTER) Open play badminton for all skill levels. Come join the fun and meet new friends.

Body Conditioning This cardio/core and muscle toning class builds muscle and boosts metabolism, using dumbbells, resistance bands, stability balls, jump ropes, weights and weighted balls. You’ll get your heart rate pumping while developing core strengths to support you in a wide variety of activities.

Chair Yoga is designed as a gentle stretch class. All moves are done from a chair or standing and using the chair for balance. Participants never go to a mat on the floor. Wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes. Music is slow. Smiles are abundant.

Dance 101 Do you want to learn how to dance with Emory Medical students? These students want you to dance with them! You will learn different styles of dance in this free class, which meets on April 26, May 18, June 1, July 13 and Aug. 24, 2-3:15 p.m.

Dao Yin/Qigong Learn simple and ancient movements that control breath to combat fatigue and reduce stress. The class is accessible to anyone and is practiced both standing and on the ground. Please bring a mat. All classes are held at the Decatur Recreation Center and are priced per month (unless otherwise indicated). See the At-a-Glance table on page 11 for complete details about fees, dates, times, etc. Please register in advance at decaturga.com/webtrac.

Group Harp Music Class

Intro to Qigong/Tai Chi This beginners class emphasizes the health benefits of an ongoing Qigong/Tai Chi practice. Goals are to improve balance, reduce blood pressure, improve self-esteem, increase energy and improve breathing. The class meets twice a week – attend one or both. To register, contact instructor Steve Dorage, 404-617-0071, or sdorage@mindspring.com.

NEW! John Verlenden’s Open Yoga This class is open to beginners and intermediate yoga practitioners, with the understanding that the class will present a sequence of yoga postures and breath control with a meditative aspect included. Bring a yoga mat, and let the instructor know about any health conditions. MAY-AUGUST 2017 •

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Active Adults and Seniors

Contact Tracie Sanchez • 678-553-6559, tracie.sanchez@decaturga.com

Karate – Registration in August

Pickleball (Ebster)

A holistic approach to learning the art of karate. A preview of the class is required prior to registration. This is an all-ages class (adults and children together). Registration deadline: before the first class of each month. For more information contact Adesi Brown, adesi2274@ comcast.net, 404-729-1025, or Sensei McCormick, alouisemccormick@gmail.com.

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two or four players use a solid paddle to hit a plastic ball over a net on a badmintonsize court. Wear your tennis shoes and start playing the fastest growing sport in America.

NEW! Let’s Play! (EBSTER) Beginning in August Join us at Ebster Recreation Center on the first and third Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to socialize and play some games. Games will be provided. Bring a snack and a drink.

Lunch and Learn Join us for Lunch and Learn every fourth Friday. Stick around after senior aerobics class or pop in to join us as we host speakers who are health and wellness professionals. Bring a bag lunch, put it in the fridge, attend your senior aerobics class on the fourth Friday – and a 30-minute talk follows. It’s free and there is no need to register. Meet us in our café.

Nurturing Notes Music Therapy As adults move through the aging process, new challenges unique to this phase of life often occur. Music therapy provides seniors a wonderful way to connect, increase movement and socialization, manage challenges and foster positive life changes.

Scott Park Community Garden Join our gardeners for social, educational, and friendly gardening year round. The club is led by several master gardeners and hosts social gatherings as well as garden workdays.

NEW! Senior Aerobics (EBSTER) Upbeat aerobics. A chair can be used as well as a ball. There is more movement than in a chair yoga class. Participants should be able to stand and move around easily. Participants wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes. This class is low impact and low intensity.

Silver Spokes I A senior bicycling workshop using adult tricycles to support those with mobility challenges and to help maintain good balance. Learn to ride or get back in the saddle! Trike along with several drills that help maintain balance and support. Silver Spokes I meets on Thursdays in May at 10 a.m.

Silver Spokes II Are you ready to become a more advance bike rider? If so, this workshop is for you! Trike along with more advanced drills, take a ride

on the PATH and possibly get back on two wheels. Silver Spokes II will meet on Thursdays in June at 10 a.m.

NEW! Social justice films through the decades Join Emory medical students for a five-part film series. Watch a film from a different decade each week that addresses some facet of social justice, and then discuss it afterwards.

Table Tennis Participate in a sport you can play for a lifetime. All skill levels are welcome.

Tai Chi for Seniors An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Whatever your condition, Tai Chi principles are applied to a custom set of exercises to help improve your quality of life.

NEW! Things you shouldn’t wait to say (EBSTER) Learn and practice communicating your wishes and values for end-of-life care to your loved ones. Class will use the Conversation Project curriculum.

Volleyball Drop in and play in our recreational league, started by three ringleaders who know the net and are ready to teach and play. We have two nets set up on Sundays and staff onsite to manage the flow and help you get yourvolleyball game on.

Sara Holmes, 678-553-6559 Special Events and Workshops for Seniors Contact sara.holmes@decaturga.com.

Introduction to Mindfulness

Picnic in a Park

Medical Prevention Workshop

Thursday, May 4 • 9 a.m.-noon • DRC Discover the essentials of successful meditation, what meditation is, what it isn’t, experiences you might have, and the many benefits of mindfulness

Wednesday, May 10 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. McKoy Park (1000 Adams St.) Join Decatur Active Living for a day at McKoy Park and enjoy entertainment, games, food and fun. RSVP required.

Tuesdays in June • 10 a.m., DRC Learn how to prevent having a medical episode in this workshop, hosted by the fire department. You’ll also learn strategies to help you become more prepared and to prevent incidents.

Understanding and Maximizing your Social Security Benefits Tue., May 9 • 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 19 • 10 a.m. Decatur Recreation Center This course is a great resource for anyone who plans to retire in the next 15 years and wants to learn when it’s best to start benefits. This is an education-only course provided by retirement planner Robert Cox, RICP, CFEi. 10

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Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday, May 31, 9 a.m-1 p.m. • DRC With movement . . . there’s improvement! Join Decatur Active Living for our first Senior Health and Fitness Day. Health screenings, nutritional information, exercise demonstrations, and more! Free!

• Decatur Active Living • Children and Youth Services • Register online at decaturga.com/webtrac

Protecting Yourself from Financial Fraud Tuesday, Aug. 8 • 10:30 a.m. • DRC This class provides tips and techniques to protect you from financial fraud.


Contact Sara Holmes • 678-553-6559 sara.holmes@decaturga.com

Active Adults

Walk with a Doc

Yoga-Chair/Mat

Zumba

This free walking group meets on the second Saturday of each month. We’ll have a professional with us each month to chat with walkers and answer questions casually about hot topics in the active aging population. All walks are co-led by Active Living staff.

Learn efficient breathing techniques while learning more about yourself from the inside out. In the practice of yoga you will tone, stretch, and strengthen the muscles and the organs – creating health and wellness for the entire system. Class is suitable for persons with mobility issues and can be practiced on the mat and/or with a chair. Please bring your own mat.

Zumba is a cardio dance class to Latin and hip hop popular music that builds muscle and boosts metabolism. You are sure to get your heart rate pumping while developing core-strengthening exercise that will support you in a wide variety of activities.

Class

Registration Details

Time

Day

Monthly Fee R/NR

Instructor

50+ Walks

Drop In

10 am

W

Free

Sara Holmes

Aerobic Dance

LZaerobics.com

9 am 5:30 pm

M/W/F M/W

$80/85 (10 weeks) $70/75 seniors

Bobbie Elzey

Afridancercise (Ebster)

144020-01

Noon

M/W

$15/30

Najiyyah + Kody

Badminton (Ebster)

Drop in

6:30 pm

TH

FREE/$5

Sue Weiloch

Body Conditioning

144020-07

5:30 pm

TU

$35/40

Brenda Roberts

Bridge Club

Nancy 404-284-1549

10 am

2nd, 4th TH

FREE/$2

Nancy Reed

Chair Yoga (Ebster)

144020-11

1 pm

TH

$15/20

Linda Mast

Dance 101

sara.holmes@decaturga.com

2 pm

5/18, 6/1, 7/13, and 8/24

FREE

Emory Medical Dance Crew

Dao Yin/Qigong

nilo@mindspring.com

7 pm

W

$60/75

Neil Norton

Discovering ASL – Hands On! (Sign Language)

adesi2274@comcast.net

6:30 pm

TH 5/11-7/6

$200

Adesi Brown

Functional exercises

LZaerobics.com

10:15 am

M/W/F

$2/4 class

Bobbie Elzey

Futsal – Indoor soccer

Drop in

2:30 pm

SU

FREE/$2

Aaron Marks

Group Harp Music

144020-15

5 pm

TU

$40/50

Lyrika Holmes

Intro to Qigong/Tai Chi

sdorage@mindspring.com

6:30 pm 9 am

MO SA

$60/75

Steve Dorage

John Verlenden’s Open Yoga

144020-27

6 pm

M/W

$30/45

John Verlenden

Karate

144020-5

6:45 pm 10 am

M SA

$40/55 (1) $50/65 (2) $60/75 (3)

Adesi Brown

NEW! Let’s Play! (Ebster)

sara.holmes@decaturga.com

11 am

1st, 3rd Thursday

FREE/$2

Sara Holmes

Lunch & Learn

Drop in, Kitchen Café

11:30 am

4th Friday

FREE

Sara Holmes

Nurturing Notes Music Therapy

144020-31

6 pm

TH

$125/150

Kenya Engram

Pickleball (Ebster)

Drop in

11:15 am 2:30 pm

T W

FREE/$3

Portia Langley

Scott Park Community Garden

sara.holmes@decaturga.com

10 am

3rd Saturday

$25 per year

Sara Holmes and MG

NEW! Senior Aerobics

144020-41

2 pm

TH

$15/20

Linda Mast

Silver Spokes 1 (Ebster)

144020-35

10 am

TH in May

$20

Pattie and Nik

Silver Spokes 2 (Ebster)

144020-36

10 am

TH in June

$20

Nik and Sara

NEW! Social Justice Films

sara.holmes@decaturga.com

12:30 pm

5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/15, 7/15

FREE

Emory Medical

Table Tennis

Drop in

7 pm 10 am

TH SU

FREE/$2 FREE/$2

Charlie Slater

Tai Chi for Seniors

144020-37

NEW! Things You Shouldn’t Wait to Say sara.holmes@decaturga.com

10 am

TU/TH

$15/20

Drew Bracewell

10 am

SA 6/3

FREE

Emory Medical

Volleyball

Drop in

6:30 pm

SU

FREE/$2

Bethany and Steve

Walk With a Doc

Drop In

10 am

2nd Saturday of each month

FREE

Sara Holmes

Yoga – Chair/Mat

144020-19

10:30 am

TU

$40/55

Vinaya Ananda

Zumba

144020-23

5:30 pm

TH

$35/40

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2017-18 After School Programs:

NEW! Whiz Kids at Ebster

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ecatur’s after school programs will continue in nine locations in the 2017-18 school year with six Animal Crackers K-3rd grade programs, two Whiz Kids 4th-5th grade programs and the one-and-only Project REAL for middle schoolers at Renfroe. Seven of the nine programs take place in school buildings. DRC Animal Crackers takes place at Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Whiz Kids takes place at Ebster Recreation Center.

Parents, are you new to Decatur’s after school programs? Please visit the after school programs section of decaturga.com/cys to find forms and instructions for new families.

Project REAL • Grades 6-8 Recreation, Enrichment, Athletics and Learning We’ve got the REAL deal at Renfroe! Project REAL offers Recreation, Enrichment, Athletics and Learning to Renfroe Middle School students in the hours after dismissal. The program offers a range of choices, from short- and long-term projects to sports, to food projects, to group activities of all sorts especially designed for middle schoolers. Fridays feature youth-directed activities, service learning projects, and special events.

After School Programs At-a-Glance After School Program

Registration Fee

Monthly Session Fee/Nonresident Fee

Animal Crackers, Grades K-3 $35 $340/$365 (M-F) Hours: M-F, dismissal to 6:15 pm Whiz Kids, Grades 4-5 $35 $340/$365 (M-F) Hours: M-F, dismissal to 6:15 pm Project REAL, Grades 6-8 $35 $250/$275 (M-F) Hours: M-F, dismissal to 6:15

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Part-time Session Fee/Nonresident Fee $80/$90 one day/week $160/$180 two days/week $240/$270 three days/week $320/$360 four days/week $80/$90 one day/week $160/$180 two days/week $240/$270 three days/week $320/$360 four days/week $60/$70 one day/week $120/$140 two days/week $180/$210 three days/week

• Decatur Active Living • Children and Youth Services • Register online at decaturga.com/webtrac

Location(s) Clairemont, Glennwood, Oakhurst, Westchester Winnona Park, Decatur Recreation Center 4/5 Academy at 5th Avenue, Ebster Recreation Center Renfroe Middle School


Contact Nancy Brune • 404-378-1082 nancy.brune@decaturga.com

After School Lottery Registration for 2017-18 closed on April 21. The lottery spin took place April 28. Families may check their registration status online via WebTrac. CYS will contact families by May 13 to confirm registration status. If you missed lottery registration, open registration begins May 1 at 10 a.m. Missed the Lottery? New households must complete an After School 2017-18 registration form and health history form for each child to generate a household identification number in our registration system. Forms are completed and submitted online and require a digital photograph. Allow five business days for processing new household paperwork. A household ID number is needed for use on the online registration system (WebTrac), accessible via decaturga. com/webtrac.

After School

Avenue Whiz Kids. Children may attend DRC Animal Crackers or Ebster Whiz Kids and also remain on the waitlist for the desired school-based program. As spaces open during the course of the year, families are contacted in the order in which they appear on the waitlist for the respective program. Please make sure CYS has current contact information for your family. To be added to the waiting list you must: • Complete steps to generate a household account in RecTrac (complete and submit required forms online; proof of residency required for resident fees); • Use WebTrac or contact CYS or Active Living staff to add your child to the desired waiting lists. We have no way to anticipate chances of

Waiting Lists: When programs are full, children are placed on a waiting list for the desired program(s). The K-3rd and 4th-5th sites typically fill before the start of school. If space is available, K-3rd graders are eligible for the Animal Crackers program at their school or at the Decatur Recreation Center (DRC), 231 Sycamore St. The Whiz Kids program operates in two locations and any child attending the Fifth Avenue 4/5 Academy may enroll at Ebster Whiz Kids or Fifth

gaining entry to programs based on waiting lists. Enrollment patterns differ by school and shift substantially from year to year. CYS will contact you when space becomes available for your child/ren in an after-school program.

All-Day Camps Grades K-5

Teacher workdays/most holidays | Resident $40/day • Nonresident: $45/day On teacher workdays and weeklong breaks, theme-based all-day activities are offered for children in grades K-5. Children not enrolled in the after-school program are eligible to attend All-Day Camps. Registration is limited. Camp meets at Ebster Recreation Center, 105 Electric Ave., 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Each day has a special theme – see our website and the September Playbook for Fall 2017 AllDay Camp themes. Children bring a lunch from home. Drinks and snacks are provided. Limited financial assistance for after school programs and summer camps is available on a sliding scale for residents who demonstrate a need.

Looking for Summer Programming?

Summer Day Camps include iDiscover Camp for rising K-5th graders and Camp Sycamore for rising K-3rd graders.

There’s a Camp for That!

Sports, Tennis and Aquatics Camps are skills-focused.

Decatur offers dozens of different camp sessions, but spaces are filling up fast! Camps take place during the day and are offered in half- and full-day sessions. Extended hours are available for an additional fee at select camps. Pick up or download the March 2017 Playbook from Decatur’s website or Decatur Recreation Center, or check out your March Decatur Focus.

Camps require a minimum enrollment and are cancelled two weeks before the start date if enrollment requirements are not met. Fees for all June camps are due in full by May 6. Fees for all July camps are due in full by June 3 Fees are due in full at the time of registration. Camp registration is available online via WebTrac. Visit decaturga.com/webtrac to find a link to WebTrac. Use your household ID and password and a Visa or MasterCard account to register online.

Summer E Camps focus on a particular area of interest for the entire camp day. They offer chess, science, magic, Spanish language and Latin American cultures, LEGOs, theatre, and much more!

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Decatur’s Parks and Greenspaces

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ecatur has 56.5 acres of city parks, including large recreational areas with pavilions, active greenspaces, and small neighborhood parks and greenspaces. Parks make life better for all of us in many ways – a cleaner environment, increased safety, healthier people, a strong sense of community and economic development.

Adair Park Adair Street This four-acre neighborhood recreational facility on Adair Street is home to the Mary Gay House, Swanton House and a historic log cabin, and is the site of Decatur’s annual Heritage Festival. There are numerous trees throughout the park, picnic tables with trash receptacles, a playground area and a dog park. Adair Park is a beautiful addition to the Swanton Heights and Lenox Place communities. Street parking only.

Ebster Park 105 Electric Ave. A large multipurpose field is a key feature of this five-acre neighborhood recreational facility. There is a new pool with a splash pad, basketball courts, and a playground area. Recent additions include a small pavilion with restrooms. The Decatur Active Living youth sports and Decatur High School athletic programs use the field. The park sits on the property that houses the Police Department, City Schools of Decatur Administration and Ebster Recreation Center. The park shares a parking lot with City Schools of Decatur and Ebster Recreation Center staff.

Glenlake Park 1121 Church St. The renovated 17-acre park has picnic tables, grills and trash receptacles, a swimming pool and 14

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pool house, a picnic pavilion, and a tennis center with five courts. There is a small upper field and a lower youth baseball field, basketball/volleyball court, playground area, and an enclosed dog park for Decatur residents and their pets. Explore the adult fitness zone, which offers a variety of exercise equipment.

Glenn Creek nature preserve This two-acre bio-reserve of native piedmont habitat is maintained by neighbors and owned by City of Decatur. Glenn Creek runs through the property.

Griffin Park/Rev. Roy Moss Garden S. McDonough Street Located across the street from the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center, the park features a variety of native plants and great sidewalks to take a walk on. Take a break on one of the park benches.

Glenlake Park

perfect place for a walk or some quiet time on a sunny day

McKoy Park 534 McKoy St. NEW RENOVATIONS! The park has new adult fitness equipment, grills, restrooms, bike racks and a renovated picnic pavilion. The nine-acre neighborhood recreational facility offers a 330-foot baseball field that is fenced and lighted, a concession/scoring building, and McKoy Pool, which provides zero-depth entry. It also features new basketball goals on the basketball court, a playground area, a greenspace for games, and a skate park. Picnic tables with grills and trash receptacles are available for public use. Two separate parking areas have concrete walkways connecting the site features. There is an outdoor classroom with seat walls at the playground. McKoy is home to Decatur High School’s varsity baseball team and Decatur Active Living’s adult softball programs.

Hidden Cove Park 758 Scott Blvd.

Mead Road Park 175 Mead Rd.

The Westchester community has worked hard to preserve and beautify this threeacre park by planting native plants and building a nature trail along the creek running through it. Located behind Westchester Elementary, Hidden Cove Park is the

Located on .75 acre of land adjacent to Oakhurst School, the park offers a large, open grassy area, play structure, basketball court and three shaded picnic tables. Parking is available during out-of-school hours in the Oakhurst School parking lot.

• Decatur Active Living • Children and Youth Services • Register online at decaturga.com/webtrac


Contact Jabari Cole • 404-377-7231, jabari.cole@decaturga.com

Oakhurst Park 307 Feld Ave. NEW RENOVATIONS! Recent renovations include a new pavilion, grills, restrooms and bike racks. This eight-acre neighborhood recreational facility has two multipurpose fields, a picnic pavilion with restrooms and a concession/scoring building. There are two lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, and a newly installed playground area. Two separate parking areas have walkways connecting the site features. Oakhurst Park is home to Decatur Active Living’s youth sports baseball and girls softball, and Agnes Scott and DHS women’s softball. Oakhurst Dog Park is on East Lake Drive, adjacent to the Boys & Girls Club.

Parkwood Park Parkwood Road Decatur’s newest park, between E. and W. Parkwood roads, is a natural oasis and a great place for a quiet walk along the timber-lined trails developed by residents.

Decatur City Parks Dog Park Locations Adair Dog Park, in Adair Park. Easy access from Trinity Place near the DeKalb History Center’s historic complex. Limited street parking only. Please respect the property of homeowners. Fence and natural boundaries. Glenlake Dog Park, in Glenlake Park, 1121 Church St. above the large field. Limited parking near the tennis center and at the Norris Street lot. Fence and natural boundaries. Oakhurst Dog Park, next to the Boys and Girls Club, 450 East Lake Dr. Parking at Oakhurst Park in the Third Avenue lot. No parking in the Boys and Girls Club or Oakhurst Presbyterian Church lots. No dogs allowed on the Boys and Girls Club property. Totally enclosed with fencing. Note: Report dog park concerns to Jabari Cole, program supervisor, Decatur Active Living, 404-377-7231, or jabari.cole@decaturga.com.

Scott Park 231 Sycamore St.

Parks & Amenities

Pavilion Rental/Fee Information Glenlake, McKoy, and Oakhurst pavilions are available for rental. Pavilions can be rented for picnics, weddings, birthday parties, class reunions, family reunions and graduations. For Decatur residents, the fees for Glenlake, Oakhurst, and McKoy pavilions are $50 for the first two hours and $12.50 for each additional hour. For nonresidents, the fees are doubled. Parties of 60 or more will be charged an additional $10 per hour for cleanup fees. Contact Jabari Cole, 404-377-7231, or jabari.cole@decaturga.com.

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Located directly behind Decatur Recreation Center and adjacent to the Decatur Library, Scott Park is the perfect place to stop by and let the kids play on the play structure, take a walk through the community garden or have a picnic under the huge shade tree in the middle of the park. The four acres of Scott Park are surrounded by gardens planted by residents and Master Gardener volunteers. Treat yourself to the serenity and beauty of Scott Park. Two lighted tennis courts are available for rental. Parking is available in the library/recreation center parking deck.

Adair Park • Adair St. Ebster Park • 105 Electric Ave. Glenlake Park • 1121 Church St. Griffin Park • 918 S. McDonough St. Hidden Cove • 758 Scott Blvd. McKoy Park • 534 McKoy St. Mead Road Park • 175 Mead Rd. Oakhurst Park • 307 Feld Ave. Scott Park • 231 Sycamore St. Waddell Park • Great Lakes Parkwood Park • Parkwood Road MAY-AUGUST 2017 •

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Calendar • Open Gym Dates to Remember May 1 Open Registration for After School 2017-18 resumes at 10 a.m. May 3 Bike to School Day May 6 Fees due for June Camps Bike Rodeo at McKoy Park

Open Gym Open Play for Adults – Social, Fun, Active, Connecting People Badminton

May 10

Adult Picnic in a Park (McKoy Park)

May 13

Neighborhood Softball Tournament (McKoy)

May 19

Bike to Work Day

May 27

Children’s Arts Festival

May 27

City of Decatur Pools Open

Basketball Family Play

May 29

Memorial Day – Pools Open

May 31

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Saturday • 2-4 p.m. • Decatur Recreation Center Decatur resident free, $2 nonresident

June 3 Opening Day Youth Baseball and Parade Fees Due for All July camps June 21 June 24

Thursday • 6:30-9 p.m. • Ebster Recreation Center Decatur resident free, $5 nonresident

Basketball Adult Open Gym Monday and Tuesday • 7-9 p.m. • Decatur Recreation Center Decatur resident free, $2 nonresident

Basketball Family Play Saturday • noon-4 p.m. • Ebster Recreation Center Decatur resident free, $2 nonresident

Summer Solstice Meditation on the Square

Pickleball

Summer Solstice Yoga (Beacon Municipal Plaza)

Wednesday • 2:30-6 p.m. • Ebster Recreation Center Decatur resident free, $3 nonresident

July 4 Parade and Fireworks/Holiday (Pools Open, City Buildings Closed) July 8 Ultimate Frisbee Registration Begins July 25 Parent Orientation for After School 2017-18 Aug. 1 First Day of School and After School at DRC 5-6 p.m. Li’l Kickers Registration Begins Aug. 5 Flag Football/Soccer Registration Begins

Table Tennis Thursday • 7-9 p.m. Sunday • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Decatur Recreation Center Decatur resident free, $2 nonresident

Teen Open Gym Tuesday • 7:15-9 p.m. • Ebster Recreation Center Decatur resident free

Volleyball (Adults) Sunday • 6:30-9 p.m. • Decatur Recreation Center Decatur resident free, $2 nonresident For more information about open gym opportunities contact lee. williams@decaturga.com, 678-553-6742.

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• Decatur Active Living • Children and Youth Services • Register online at decaturga.com/webtrac

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