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A Parents Guide to the Decatur Area

A Parents Guide to the Decatur Area

Decatur and the surrounding areas are growing fast. One of these could be the perfect place for you to raise your family. Priceville is a growing town right on the edge of Decatur which is quickly growing and becoming one of the most sought after areas for families. On the other end of Decatur sits the small town of Trinity which is also quickly expanding and becoming very sought after. These are the perfect size towns for raising your kiddos.

A beautiful, vibrant view of the Tennessee River and the Tennessee River Bridge leading into Decatur from Rhodes Ferry Park.
The Beautiful view from Rhodes Ferry Park of the Tennessee River!

Outdoor Fun


There are many of playgrounds in town here are some of our favorites:

  • Delano Park
  • Rhodes Ferry Park
  • Kimbrell Park in Trinity
  • Veterans Park of Priceville
Little boy smiling ear to ear while "driving" at Rhodes Ferry Park in Decatur.
This sweet boy enjoys playing at Rhodes Ferry Park!


  • Wheeler Wildlife Refuge  was established on July 7, 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Its great diversity of habitat includes deep river channels, tributary creeks, tupelo swamps, open backwater embankments, bottomland hardwoods, pine uplands, and agricultural fields. We love to walk the trails and explore on the refuge.
  • Gofar USA Park 
Two girls climbing on the tire tower at Gofar USA Park in Decatur!
Just the girls climbing around at Gofar USA Park.
  • Jack Allen Recreational Park quickly became recognized as one of the best soccer facilities in the Southeast. At the complex you will find multiple amenities including a playground, ten international sized fields, a disc golf course and much more!
  • Point Mallard Park– Point Mallard offers a wide variety of fun including a waterpark, soccer fields, batting cages and much more! Check out the RCM review here!
One of the beautiful very colorful murals in Downtown Decatur that is included in the MoCo Mural Trail.
One of the beautiful murals in Downtown Decatur along the MoCo Mural Trail!

Indoor Fun

Little boy videos an orange train going by the Historic Depot and Railroad Museum in Downtown Decatur.
The kiddo loves to watch the trains go by at the Historic Depot and Railroad Museum in Downtown Decatur.

Local Eats

Kid friendly:

  • Casa Santiago
  • Apple Lane
  • Big Bob Gibson’s
  • Cheesecakes and More
  • Libby’s Catfish Restaurant

Date Night:

  • Alfonso’s
  • The Moody Crab
  • The Brick
  • J.W. Steak House


The bright blue eyed girl enjoying a spoonful of chocolate ice cream at Kaleidoscoopes in Decatur!
This girl loves ice cream from Kaleidoscoopes!

Ice Cream/ Fro-yo: Tess’s Place, Zen Beri, and Baskin Robbins are some of our family favorites!

Farmers Market: Decatur’s Farmers market offers a wide variety of all our favorite fruits and veggies!

Small Shops: Shops on 2nd avenue, Miss Muldrew’s, and The Sassy Owl are great options for all kinds of gifts!



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