On Monday, August 26, the Decatur Park District will begin resurfacing Project Playground II, the popular play structure adjacent to Scovill Zoo (71 S. Country Club Road).
The current surface has outlived its useful life and will be replaced with a new rubber poured-in-place surface that is a safe, accessible, durable surface for children to run, play and land on. Project Playground II will be closed to the general public beginning August 26 while the resurfacing project is underway.
Barring any poor weather conditions, the project is expected to take approximately three weeks and be completed by mid-September.
Scovill Zoo will observe fall hours now through October 14 (last day of regular season). Visiting hours will be offered from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with the last admission one hour before closing. For more information, call Scovill Zoo at 421-7435 or go online to www.scovillzoo.com.
Fairview Family Aquatic Center will observe fall hours now through September 2. Open swim will be offered from noon – 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only. Special Labor Day hours on September 2 are from noon – 5 p.m. with half price admission. Call Danita Roseman at 429-3472 for more information.
Fairview Pool Fall Hours
August 12 – 16, Closed
August 17 & 18, Noon – 6 p.m.
August 19 – 23, Closed
August 24 & 25, Noon – 6 p.m.
August 26 – 30, Closed
August 31 & September 1, Noon – 6 p.m.
September 2 (last open day of the season), Noon – 5 p.m.
Media is encouraged to attend Midstate Soccer Club’s opening of its new pavilion and concession building with remarks from Park District personnel at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16 at the Decatur Soccer Complex, across from Stephen Decatur Middle School. It is also Midstate’s Kickoff Night featuring games for club players beginning at 6:00. Questions may be directed to Club Director Colin Bonner at 429-3472.
Register now for the City Junior Golf Tournament scheduled for August 8 at Red Tail Run Golf Club and August 9 at Hickory Point Golf Course. Players aged 5 – 17 will participate in this tournament to highlight improvements they’ve made over the season, enjoy lunch, one practice round, a tournament round of golf, and prizes! Fee is $20, or $10 with Park District Junior Season Pass. Register online at decatur-parks.org, by phone at 421-7444, or visit either Decatur Park District golf course.
Decatur City Junior Golf Tournament
Date: August 8 & 9
Age: 5 – 17
Fee: $20/$10 with Park District Junior Season Pass
Location: Red Tail Run Golf Course by Raymond Floyd & Hickory Point Golf Course
Interested in playing in an adult recreation league this fall? Register for the fall season at Rotary Park. Visit the Team Sidelines website and click on the downloads section for the full registration packet. For more information, call 429 – 3472, visit the DISC or email Tony at email@example.com. League information is listed below!
Registration ends on Thursday August 29th at 5 p.m. Games begin on Tuesday 9/3. All registration fees include refundable non-resident fees.
Come out and compete in the Central Illinois Bags Tournament on Sunday, August 4 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Decatur Celebration! Teams will be placed in a double elimination bracket with cash payouts and prizes to the top teams. Sign-up for the competitive division or the non-competitive “back yard style” tournament. Entry fee is $35 per team by August or $45 the day of the event. Must be aged 16 or older. Tournament is held North West of the Beer Garden Grass. Register at the DISC or on-site at noon. Call Cait at 429-3472 for more information. Registration Form
Date: Sunday, August 4 Time: Registration at noon; Competition from 1 – 5 p.m. Age: 16 or older Fee: $35 per team by August 4 or $45 per team on-site Location: North West of the Beer Garden Grass
-All Devon Amphitheater and northeast parking will be directed to the north towards RT36 on Nelson Blvd. with options to travel east (across lake) and west (into town) -All west-end parking will be directed west towards 22nd St./Lake Shore Dr. with options to travel north and south. No West bound traffic. -Vehicles exiting park at Lost Bridge Rd. will be directed east (across lake) and west (toward SMH) depending on traffic flow. Vehicles will be directed based off of the needs of traffic flow without option to select direction.
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.