Women’s Golf Day

The Decatur Park District is hosting a Women’s Golf Day event at Red Tail Run Golf Club on Tuesday, June 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Women’s Golf Day is an event for females of all ages and skill levels to participate in golf and help us grow the game. The event is meant to empower new and experienced golfers by teaching skills that last a lifetime and create meaningful connections.   

The free event includes range balls, snacks, drinks, music and samples from White Claw Hard Seltzer. The evening will include unlimited access to the driving range, putting and chipping greens as well as instruction from our golf staff. Golf clubs will be available for use. More information can be found at www.golfdecatur.org on the Golf Decatur Facebook event page or by calling Red Tail Run at 422-2211.

To learn more about the international community dedicated to engaging, empowering and supporting women through golf, visit https://womensgolfday.com/.

Women’s Golf Day

Date:              Tuesday, June 4  
Time:              5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fee:                 Free!
Age:                All ages welcome
Location:      Red Tail Run Golf Club, 520 W. Grove Rd.

Airport Fun Day!

The Decatur Airport will host Airport Fun Day on Saturday, June 1 from 8 – 11 a.m. Participants can climb aboard the Park District’s Striker emergency vehicle, check out the Scovill Mobile Zoo and watch a K-9 demonstration. Kids aged 8+ can take a tour of the Air Traffic Control Tower.

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter #274 will offer a pancake breakfast, with fee just $6 for adults and $4 for kids aged 12 and under. The EAA will also offer airplane rides for youth aged 8 – 17. For more information, call 428-2423.

Airport Fun Day
Date:               Saturday, June 1
Time:               8 – 11 a.m.
Location:         Decatur Airport: Gaitros Aviation Hangar

Adventures In Fitness

The Decatur Park District and the Obesity Prevention Coalition is partnering up to bring the community an event to encourage families to get out and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of play on Saturday, June 1st from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The event, called Adventures in Fitness, will feature unlimited mini golf at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf for just $5 per person, obstacle courses, Zumba, a healthy snack, and giveaways all while meeting the Prairieland Punishers.

For more information, visit Decatur-parks.org or Allison Raiha, Obesity Prevention Coalition Member at 217-330-5680.

Adventures in Fitness

Date:              Saturday, June 1
Time:               1 – 4 p.m.
Location:         Overlook Adventure Park, 2501 E. Nelson Park Road


The Decatur Park District will host summer tennis programs for adults with a skill level of 2.5+. All sessions are held at Fairview Park Tennis Complex in partnership with the Decatur Athletic Club and support from the Community Tennis Foundation. For more information, contact Decatur Park District Director of Tennis, Chuck Kuhle at 423-7020. Registration Deadlines are May 30.

Coed 2.5 & Above Tennis Play Group

Date:                Mondays, June 3 – July 26
Time:               6 – 7:30 p.m.
Fee:                  $86
Location:         1640 Monument Hill Dr, Decatur, IL 62522

Doubles Challenge Court

Date:                Men’s Doubles, Tuesdays, June 4 – July 23
Women’s Doubles, Wednesdays, June 5 – July 24
Time:               6 – 8 p.m.
Fee:                  $50 per player
Location:         1640 Monument Hill Dr, Decatur, IL 62522

Coed 2.5 Adult Social Group

Date:                Thursdays, June 6 – July 25
Time:               9 – 10:30 a.m.
Fee:                  $50 per player
Location:         1640 Monument Hill Dr, Decatur, IL 62522

3.0+ Coed Drill

Date:                Thursdays, June 6 – July 25
Time:               9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Fee:                  $19 per player, daily
Location:         1640 Monument Hill Dr, Decatur, IL 62522


DECATUR, IL – In response to community concerns regarding the critical nature of gas service to Lake Decatur and to better serve our boating population, the Park Board and City of Decatur have agreed to keep the sale of gasoline in operation for 2019.

The gas pump located in Nelson Park will operate May 25, 2019 – September 2, 2019, weather permitting. Payments accepted will be credit/debit card only, no cash or check. The summer hours are as follows:

Tuesday/Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Holidays 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

“Following discussions with new City Manager, Scot Wrighton, we were able to agree upon a workable, temporary option for gas sales on the lake for the 2019 boating season,” said Chris Harrsion, Park Board President.


DECATUR, IL – An unexpected water line break under the concrete in the zero depth area of the pool will delay the opening of Fairview Family Aquatic Center. The facility will not be open for the Memorial Day weekend as planned. Crews have been on site actively attempting to locate and repair the leak. Once the leak location is determined, the extent of damage can be assessed and the cost of repairs and repair timeline will be determined. Updates will be posted on the Park District and Fairview Family Aquatics Center Facebook pages and at Decatur-parks.org.



DECATUR, IL – At the Decatur Park Board of Commissioners meeting on May 15, the Board approved an exciting partnership with Everyone’s Fair Fooderie, owned by Stephanie and Nick Morganthaler of Everyone’s East End Grill, LLC.

The restaurant will serve a variety of fair-inspired food like foot long corndogs as well as healthy meal options like frozen fruit and PB&J on a stick. The location will open later this spring, adjacent to the Park District’s Overlook Adventure Park on Rte. #36 in Nelson Park.

Park Board President Chris Harrison said, “This is another great example of a public/private partnership that will blend recreational activity with a family-friendly destination spot for delicious, quick service food and serve as a compliment to Mister Softee’s sweet treat offerings.”

“We are very excited and happy to be teaming up with the Park District and we look forward to serving up some good food to happy customers,” said Nick Morganthaler.  

For more information, please call the Park District at 422-5911 or Nick Morganthaler at 775-2634.


DECATUR, IL – Celebrate the 26th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day at a new location – Overlook Adventure Park (previously held at the DISC), on Wednesday, May 29 from 8 – 11 a.m. Join the Decatur Indoor Sports Center and organizations across the country in celebration of the nation’s largest health promotion event for older adults. The event is free and will feature health screenings courtesy of Decatur Memorial Hospital, chair massages, mini golf, the high ropes course and healthy snacks. For more information, call the DISC at 429-3472.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Date:              Wednesday, May 29

Time:               8 – 11 a.m.

Location:         Overlook Adventure Park, 2501 E. Nelson Park Road

Fairview Family Aquatic Center Opens for the 2019 Season

It’s pool time! Fairview Family Aquatic Center opens for the season on Saturday, May 25, 2019.  A calendar of specialty hours for activities such as lap swim, family swim, toddler time, Fit SUP, and swim lessons is available here. Daily updates on pool activities will also be posted on the Fairview Family Aquatic Center Facebook page. Call Danita Roseman at 429-3472 or visit the Aquatics page for more information.

Daily Fees & Passes

Swim Schedule & Hours 

Swim Lessons