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Recreatur Plan

Decatur works out its parks and recreation master plan

The City of Decatur features 196.3 acres of parks and open space across 21 parks, the Decatur Square, and the Decatur Cemetery. Making the most of those assets was the focus of 2022’s parks and recreation master planning process.

The resulting Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a long-range, community-supported vision to move Decatur’s parks and recreation system forward. The plan is data-driven and rooted in current conditions, coupled with projected changes and expected future improvements.

It provides recommendations for facilities, programs, services, improvements, and more, all with the mission of making Decatur more resilient, healthy, and thriving.

Some key planned allocations include:
— $1.2 million to improve restrooms at Glenlake Park
— $1 million to improve the field at Adair Park
— $2.5 million to improve the access and field at Glenlake Park
— $1.5 million to improve the baseball and mini rectangle field at Westchester Elementary
— $2.6 million to improve baseball fields at Glenlake Park
— $1.5 million to improve baseball fields at Glennwood Elementary
— $3.5 million to create a neighborhood park in downtown Decatur
— $2 million for upgrades at Ebster Field
— $11.2 million for a Sugar Creek Garden / Oakhurst Park master plan
— $1.5 million for a plan and park amenities at Beacon Hill Middle School
— $5 million to create a Scott Boulevard Trail that would connect city parks
— $3.9 million to create a trail from downtown to Legacy Park

The Decatur City Commission adopted the plan on March 20, 2023 following a recommendation by the Planning Commission a week prior.

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