Glenlake Park - City of Decatur
Glenlake Park is of the largest parks in the area, and was named for two adjacent neighborhoods - Glennwood Estates and Great Lakes. The City of Decatur has just completed an extensive $3 million-plus renovation project at Glenlake, updating playgrounds, pavillons and picnic areas; adding new paved walkways and bike paths; and upgrading the pool and bathhouse. This 17 acre park is the largest greenspace around, and provides playgrounds, basketball courts, ballfields, 5 tennis courts and a Pool.
Medlock Park - Decatur
Located along Scott Circle, just off Willivee Drive, Medlock Park encompasses 39 acres and includes multiple ball fields, playgrounds, picnic areas and a swimming pool. Baseball practice and games are played at Medlock Park, operated by the Druid Hills Youth Sports Baseball organization. This is a popular destination for neighbors to walk dogs, for children to play on the playgrounds, and for cyclists and runners to utilize the adjacent trails.
Waddell Park - City of Decatur
Located in the Great Lakes neighborhood in the City of Decatur, offClairemont Road, Waddell Park features a small ravine-like oasis and green space.
The Woodlands Nature Preserve
The Woodlands Nature Preserve is a sheltered gem in the heart of Decatur that was saved from development by the Morse family, who settled on the wooded property in 1946 when the land was bordered by Clairemont Avenue and a dirt track called Scott Boulevard. The Morse family accumulated some 7.1 acres and called it "Woodlands", leaving much of it natural, and cultivating lovely gardens near their home. As Decatur grew and developed, the family had many offers to sell the prime corner acreage, but fortunately for the community, they had a difference vision.