Parks and Recreation

Decatur Rec Center

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) recognized Decatur Parks & Recreation as District 6 Agency of the Year for 2023 (population 20,001-50,000)

Our Vision: Enhancing Lives Across Communities

We envision a future where our parks and programs have a profound impact on the lives of individuals and communities. By enhancing physical and mental well-being, nurturing social connections, and encouraging a deep appreciation for nature, we strive to improve the overall quality of life for everyone we serve.

Our Mission: Provide Quality Experiences to Promote Healthy Living and Connections

At Decatur Parks & Recreation, our mission is to provide exceptional experiences that foster healthy living and meaningful connections within our communities. We are dedicated to creating opportunities that inspire and empower individuals of all ages and backgrounds to lead active, vibrant lives.

Our Values: Guided by Principles that Inspire Excellence

Highest Standards in the Field: We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of our work. From program development to facility maintenance, we continuously strive for excellence to ensure the best possible experiences for our community.

Active Living: We believe in the power of an active lifestyle to promote overall health and happiness. Our programs and facilities are designed to encourage physical activity, promote fitness, and inspire a lifelong commitment to well-being.

Inclusion: We embrace diversity and value the unique contributions of all individuals. Our programs and facilities are inclusive, accessible, and welcoming, ensuring that everyone feels respected, supported, and included.

Positive Work Culture: We foster a positive and collaborative work environment where our dedicated staff feels valued, motivated, and empowered. By cultivating a culture of teamwork, creativity, and mutual respect, we are able to deliver exceptional service to our community.

Innovation: We embrace innovation as a driving force for continuous improvement and growth. Through creative thinking and the adoption of new technologies and approaches, we aim to stay at the forefront of the field, providing innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our community.

Partnership: We recognize the importance of partnerships and collaborations to achieve our mission. By forging strong alliances with community organizations, businesses, and stakeholders, we can leverage collective resources and expertise to create impactful programs and initiatives.

Quality Service: We are committed to delivering exceptional service that exceeds expectations. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff strives to provide personalized attention, ensuring that each individual's experience with Decatur Parks is positive, memorable, and of the highest quality.

Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and decisions. We are transparent, ethical, and accountable in our operations, ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources to achieve our goals and fulfill our mission.

Stewardship: We are dedicated to the responsible stewardship of our natural resources and the preservation of our parks for future generations. We strive to minimize our environmental footprint, promote sustainability, and protect the beauty and integrity of our parkland.

Accessibility: We are committed to providing accessible facilities, programs, and services to ensure that everyone can participate and enjoy the benefits of our offerings. We strive to remove barriers and create equal opportunities for all members of our community.

These values guide our actions, inspire our decisions, and serve as the foundation of everything we do at Decatur Parks & Recreation. Together, we work towards building healthier communities and creating a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve.

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