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Decatur Parks and Recreation
610 Fourth Avenue S.E.
P.O. Box 1315
Decatur, AL 35602
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).
Administrative Office Asst.:
1516 Central Parkway
Decatur, AL 35601
Phone (256) 351-7766
Fax (256) 351-7767
Reference: Litter Ordinance (PDF)