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Decatur Diary | June 8, 2023

Track and Field Input Process Wraps with June 13 Open House

The Decatur community is invited to join city and school representatives on Tuesday, June 13 from 6-8pm in Legacy Park’s Hawkins Dining Hall for the third of three track and field public input and review sessions. The session follows an open house in April and pop-up input booth in May.

The dining hall is located at the rear of the Legacy Park Administration Building, 500 South Columbia Drive.


Breedlove Land Planning of Atlanta is leading the planning and design effort. The new track and field was identified as a community priority in the 2018 Legacy Park master plan.

Planned improvements include a new competition track and field facility, synthetic turf athletic field, lighting, field house or comparable improvements to the existing gym, and stormwater management. Funding for the track and field will be provided jointly by the City of Decatur and the Decatur Board of Education. Barring unforeseen conditions, the project should be ready for construction by the end of 2023.

Breedlove Land Planning is a landscape planning and engineering firm that is recognized for its expertise in the design of parks and recreation facilities, scholastic site and athletic field improvements, and stormwater management systems. Its clients include the Georgia State Parks system, the Decatur, Gwinnett County, Fulton County, and Atlanta Public Schools, Emory University, and the University System of Georgia.

Information about this project will be available here on this website. Comments can also be emailed to

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