Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Two Random House illustrators are scheduled to paint a mural on the recreation center playground wall at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Everybody is invited to watch them work.
The Little Shop of Stories is celebrating Screen Free Week in hopes of tearing kids away from the television. Kids and parents are invited to watch two Random House illustrators paint a mural at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Decatur Recreation Center, as first reported on Decatur Metro. The shop posted this invite: In celebration of Screen Free Week, Random House is sending us two incredible authors/illustrators to help encourage kids to turn off the TV and read a book or play outside. They won’t be doing an in-store event, but they’ll be visiting Decatur schools in the morning and in the afternoon they’ll be painting a mural at the Decatur Recreation Center. So stop by in the afternoon to say hello and watch them work their magic! The shop …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Obama praised Decatur's pre-school programs during his visit on Thursday. Hundreds turned out to see the president.
Georgia may be a red state, but the City of Decatur really blew it out for President Obama on Thursday. About 500 loud, cheering supporters greeted the president in the Decatur Recreation Center gym shortly after he visited a city preschool--one that he said exemplified how early childhood education should work. Everybody wanted to see the chief executive. People lined the streets to watch his motorcade pass by on its way to the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center and hundreds gathered outside the rec center. Some held signs to welcome Obama, others took him to task for allowing the use of drones in Afghanistan. Did you see the president? Did you make a sign to welcome him? Share your photos and video clips with your neighbors …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The president zipped into Decatur to promote his early childhood education initiative. He visited the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center and gave a brief speech to a supportive crowd at the Decatur Recreation Center gym.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The ribbon-cutting in the remodeled building will be held at 8:30 a.m., followed by guided tours at 9 and 10 a.m. and 12:30 and 7 p.m.
After being closed almost two years for remodeling, the Decatur Recreation Center will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The ribbon cutting will take place at 8:30 a.m., followed by guided tours at 9 and 10 a.m. and 12:30 and 7 p.m. The rec center is at 231 Sycamore St., next to the Decatur Library. The rec center has a new gym floor, an elevated running track and expanded meeting rooms, studios and classrooms. The renovation, which cost about $6 million, started in the spring of 2011. The gym will be named after Bill Floyd, the long-time mayor who stepped down Jan. 7 after more than 20 years on the city commission.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The city hopes the recreation center work will be finished by Christmas.
The City of Decatur has been working about eight months on the renovation of the city recreation center, but waited until Friday to hold a groundbreaking. That seemed a convenient time, since all the city commissioners and the senior city staff members had assembled to leave for a weekend planning retreat in Helen. The commissioners, staff and members of the Active Living board walked around the building and looked at the work so far. The rec center was built in 1955 and served as home court for the Decatur High basketball team until a few years ago, when the school built an on-campus gym. Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon said the rec center should be open for business by next Christmas. The project will cost about $6 million. The city …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Residents will have a new and improved place to play.
The Decatur Recreation Center is getting ready for its face lift. Built in the mid-1950s, the rec center will undergo a $5.7 million renovation and starting Monday, the move begins to the temporary location at Beacon Hill by the Decatur Police Station. "We will experience a temporary outage in our phone and internet services of approximately one hour during the transfer on Monday morning," said Cheryl Burnette, in an email release. She reports that all camps, sports registration, etc., will be at the new site, located at 430 W. Trinity Place, beginning in the afternoon on May 23. However, all after-school programming, exercise and regular rec center activities will continue at Sycamore Street location through Friday, May 27. After that, …