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Decatur Parks and Recreation

610 4th Avenue, SouthEast
256-341-4930

Mission Statement
 
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.

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.

Recent News

Decatur Park Concerts 2022

Decatur Park Concerts is a free concert series that offers a wide variety of musical styles in a family-friendly setting. Sponsored by the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department and funded by grants and donations. Concertgoers are invited…

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