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.
“Effective immediately, Decatur Parks and Recreation, in accordance with the current CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines, has elected to cancel the 2020-2021 Youth Basketball season, out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our children and community members. We so appreciate your understanding.
Due to the extenuating circumstances for the cancelation, all participants who have paid in full will be awarded the following options for refund:
- Request that funds be used for Fall League 2021-2022.
- Request a full refund.
All registration requests can be made by calling (256) 341-4810.”
Updates for Recreational Facility Openings and Operations
As of Monday, October 26, the following facilities will begin activities and programming. (Reservation only)
Therapeutics Program – Exercise Class
TC Almon Recreation Center –
Fort Decatur Recreation Center –
Weight Room – open for use
Meeting Rooms – open for use
Aquadome Recreation Center –
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.