Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater – Cyber Monday Sale

Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater Cyber Monday Sale!

50% off Lawn Tickets / Offer valid for these listed shows

May 28Ides of March Ft. Jim Peterik with Mark Farner
May 29The Beat Goes On: Cher Tribute
June 18Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters
July 290's Daughter
July 4River Bottom Nightmare Band
July 9B.B. King Blues Band
July 10Hairball
July 17The Docksiders
September 17Dry Bar Comedy
September 25Platinum Rock Legends

Purchase tickets at devonamphitheater.com / use code: cyber50 / Limited Number Available

 

Trees on the Tees

Trees on the Tees – A Festival of Trees with a Twist! Presented by Decatur Building Trades.
Encounter an outdoor experience sure to get you embracing the holiday spirit! Aboard a golf cart after dark, drive through an enchanting path of beautifully decorated trees. Afterward, pull up a hay bale to roast s’mores by the fire pit and sip on hot cocoa. Want to walk the course instead? The first hour of each evening will be reserved for foot traffic only!
December 10 – 13 & 17 – 20 / Hickory Point Golf Course
Walkers: 5 – 6 p.m. / $3 per person (under 2 free, no ticket required)
Riders: 6 – 9 p.m. / $6 per person (under 2 free, no ticket required)
This outdoor, socially distanced event will follow all CDC and IDPH guidelines. Reservations ensure a safe number of guests. Masks required.
Need help registering online? View the video tutorial below!

Bike Trail Virtual Community Workshop

As part of is the City of Decatur’s bike trail master planning initiative YOU ARE INVITED to an upcoming Virtual Community Workshop!

The Community Workshop is a key component in developing a bicycle plan that serves our community, and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend! For the health and safety of all, this program will be hosted on-line and we need your help to make it a success.

As an active member of the Decatur Area community, you can help us spread the word and share with your clients, coworkers, and collaborators. The virtual meeting will provide an interactive opportunity for participants to guide discussions about the Decatur Area’s bicycling needs, review early study findings, and identify bicycle opportunities in the region.

The first Community Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2020, with two opportunities to participate from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CDT and 6:00-7:00 PM. Both presentations will be recorded and posted to the project website for those who are unable to attend live.

·       November 19, 2020 – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Eventbrite Registration

·       November 19, 2020 – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Eventbrite Registration

Questions? Comments? Please feel free to contact me or our Project Manager, Cheryl Sharp (CSharp@lochgroup.com, 314.446.3793).

 

 

Hyped for Hikes with the DISC!

Hyped for Hikes!

Tuesdays and Thursdays, weather permitting. 6 week walking/hiking group, using some of the best trails within the Decatur Park District! Improve cardio endurance while enjoying group camaraderie in an outdoor setting. With fitness stops planned along the way, we’ll also use bodyweight and functional training to increase muscle strength.

Bonus! If the weather turns too wintery, you’ll have FREE access to our virtual online classes through the DISC! $37 Value!

NOV. 12 – DEC. 22 / TUES. & THURS. / 12 – 12:45 P.M.
WEEK 1 & 2 FAIRVIEW PARK; PAVILION 1
WEEK 3 & 4 NELSON PARK FITNESS PAVILION
WEEK 5 & 6 SCOVILL ACTIVITY CENTER

$60 / $55 Resident Discount / $15 DISC Member

REGISTER AT THE DISC OR CALL 429-3472

DECATUR PARK DISTRICT RECEIVES NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL AWARD


The Decatur Park District received the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administration (AAPRA). The award was presented during the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience.

The 2020 Gold Medal Grand Plaque recipients are:

Class I (population 400,001 and over) 

  • Metroparks Toledo –Ohio

Class II (population 150,001 – 400,000)  

  • City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department –North Carolina

Class III (population 75,001 – 150,000)  

  • Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation –Indiana

Class IV (population 30,001 – 75,000)  

  • Decatur Park District –Illinois

Class V (population less than 30,000) 

  • City of Green River Parks and Recreation Department –Wyoming

Armed Forces Recreation Award

  • Fort Riley Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Community Recreation Division –Kansas

This award could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication from the Decatur Park Board of Commissioners, District staff, volunteers, donors and community collaborators over the last 96 years.

In presenting the Grand Plaques, AAPRA President Dianne Hoover shared, “The National Gold Medal Awards, both the Finalist and the Grand Plaques, are especially significant this year as agencies were adapting to a new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agencies were experiencing unprecedented increase in park usage at the same time they were adapting to new recreation program delivery challenges. Each agency is to be commended and congratulated.”

Founded in 1965, the National Gold Medal Awards program honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of community members, staff and elected officials.

A panel of five park and recreation professionals reviews and judges all application materials. Judges are chosen for their considerable experience and knowledge in parks and recreation on both the local and national levels.

To learn more about the Gold Medal Awards, visit aapra.org or nrpa.org/awards.

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The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to advance knowledge related to the administration of recreation and parks; to encourage scholarly efforts by practitioners and educators to enhance the practice of park and recreation administration; to promote broader understanding of the importance of parks and recreation to the public good; and, to conduct research, publish scholarly papers and/or sponsor seminars related to the advancement of park and recreation administration. For more information, visit www.aapra.org.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org

Turkey Trot – Virtual!

Turkey Trot – Virtual!

Enter the 5K or 10K virtual Turkey Trot run! Register by November 2 to guarantee a long-sleeved shirt, in the 5K, 10K, and walk. No shirts ordered after this date. Purchase a Turkey Trot cotton beanie or stretch fleece headband for $10 each (must be ordered by November 2). Call Gabby Cliff at 429-7750 with any questions.

Register online at runsignup.com or mail your application & fee by November 2 to Decatur Indoor Sports Center, 1295 W. Wood, Decatur, IL 62522, or call 429-3472.

Email your results to gcliff@decparks.com by November 21. Results will be posted November 22!

Virtual Race Time: Anytime between November 14 – 21
Fee: $21 (add additional $6 for shipping) includes long sleeved shirt & finisher medal. (Register by November 2 to guarantee a shirt)
Shirt Pick-Up: November 13 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Scovill Activity Center / 3909 West Main Street

Register online HERE

Download the Registration Form HERE

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is back this year!

No more waiting in that long line, this year we’re requiring reservations to help ensure a safe and healthy environment for all!

Reserve your spot at HERE!

Boo at the Zoo dates start October 16!

 

Halloween Glow Golf at Overlook Adventure Park!

Halloween Glow Golf! Play mini golf in the dark during this spooky glow golf event! You will receive an 18-hole round, glow accessories, and a special glow golf ball. Bring a flashlight if you wish.

Groups of 4 or less.
Register by calling 422-2316 during hours of operation.

Kids ages 4 – 12: $7
Adults 13 & older: $10

Fall Skills Clinic at Rotary Park!

Fall Skills Clinic at Rotary Park! September 15 – October

Our Fall Skills Clinics will cover everything your child needs to get ready for the spring season. Training sessions will include hitting, fielding, throwing, base running, and more! Questions? Call 429-3472
or email rotarypark@decparks.com.

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Coed TBall Age 3 – 4 Tuesdays 4:30 – 5 p.m. $40 ($35 resident)
Coed TBall Age 5 – 6 Tuesdays 4:30 – 5 p.m. $40 ($35 resident)
Boys Baseball Age 7 – 8 Tuesdays 5:15 – 6 p.m. $46 ($40 resident)
Boys Baseball Age 9 – 10 Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. $52 ($45 resident)
Boys Baseball Age 11 – 14 Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 p.m. $60 ($50 resident)
Girls Softball Age 7 – 8 Tuesdays 5:15 – 6 p.m. $46 ($40 resident)
Girls Softball Age 9 – 10 Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. $52 ($45 resident)
Girls Softball Age 11 – 14 Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 p.m. $60 ($50 resident)

Fee includes t-shirt. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants must supply their own batting helmet and glove. Bats will be supplied to each team and sanitized.

Coaches are local high school and middle school coaches and players. Parent volunteers are needed for 3-6 year old age groups. Contact Tony at rotarypark@decparks.com. No experience necessary. Must pass background check. Parent volunteers receive 1-free child registration.

Click HERE for registration form & waiver