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The Director of Parks & Recreation is responsible for these areas.


Jeff Dunlap

Executive Director:
Jeff Dunlap

Assistant Director:
Tom Chappell

Program Superintendent:
David Wisdom

Accounts Clerk:
Lori Speegle

Accounts Clerk:
Nancy Davis

Cemetery Clerk:
Janice McClellan

Office Assistant:
Anna Perez

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Administrative Offices:
Decatur Parks and Recreation
610 Fourth Avenue S.E.
P.O. Box 1315
Decatur, AL 35602
(256) 341-4930

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).

Park Maintenance:
Administrative Office Asst.:
Jennifer Golway

1516 Central Parkway
Decatur, AL 35601
Phone (256) 341-4760
Fax (256) 341-4767

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

Reference: Litter Ordinance (PDF)