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.
Decatur's Drive-Thru EASTER EGG HUNT!!!
SATURDAY, APRIL 11th
Join us! We want to see how creative you can be!
We want you to help us make our first ever Drive Thru EGG HUNT a success!
As you decorate your eggs please put a pic and your street name only in the comments section of our Facebook post so all can come to see and enjoy!
We ask that you please share this event with all of your Friends, Family, Churches, and Businesses for all to participate.
To Participate, use household items, decorations, or make eggs to display out of paper products, wood, or any material that you can display.
You can display your Eggs in your windows, doors, yards, trees, and mailbox.
Just make sure it will be visible from the road!
Saturday, April 11th starting @10am we would love for you all to ride or walk through the city to admire everyone's Egg Art and see how many your family can find!
Please REMEMBER, to NOT TOUCH or REMOVE any EGGS! Leave them for all to be able to enjoy!!!
Please follow all CDC Guidelines for social distancing during this time!
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.