Parks & Recreation

Jeff Dunlap, Parks & Recreation Executive Director

Executive Director:
Jeff Dunlap

Department Phone:
(256) 341-4930

Park Maintenance Phone:
(256) 341-4760

Park Maintenance Fax:
(256) 341-4767

Office Address:
610 Fourth Avenue SE
Decatur, AL 35601

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1315
Decatur, AL 35602

Park Maintenance Address:
1516 Central Parkway
Decatur, AL 35601


Recreation Superintendent:
David Wisdom

Accounts Clerk:
Lori Speegle

Accounts Clerk:
Nancy Davis

Cemetery Clerk:
Janice McClellan

Office Assistant:
Anna Perez

Park Maintenance Administrative Office Assistant:
Stacie Dozier

Decatur Parks and Recreation Logo

The Decatur Parks and Recreation Department 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 four recreation community centers, one outdoor and one indoor swimming pool, 28 parks that include 17 developed playgrounds, 46 lighted tennis courts, walking trails, a splash pad, an archery park, disc golf course, and numerous lighted and unlighted softball and baseball fields. In addition, the department operates Wilson Morgan Softball Complex, Jimmy Johns Tennis Complex, Jack Allen Soccer Complex, and Pt. Mallard Park. The Jack Allen Soccer Complex is the newest facility and boast 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).

Reference: Landscape Ordinance, Section 25-16, CODE OF DECATUR

Reference: Litter Ordinance

Many of Decatur’s parks and recreation facilities may be reserved for use.

  • City Parks, Recreation Facilities, and Daikin Amphitheater: Please visit the Parks & Recreation offices at Fort Decatur Recreation Center located at 610 4th Ave SE or call (256) 341-4930.
  • Point Mallard Park: Please contact (256) 341-4900.
  • Old State Bank: Please visit their page for more information.