Ebster Recreation Center is one of Decatur’s three community centers. It boasts a spacious full-size gymnasium, a raised performance stage, versatile multipurpose rooms, a food prep area/kitchen space, and a courtyard. The facility is ADA-compliant, ensuring accessibility with features like elevators, ramps, and ADA bathrooms. Located on the historic grounds of Decatur’s African-American Trinity High School and the Herring Street School, the center’s lobbies feature engaging exhibits on Decatur’s African-American Beacon community.
Gymnasium + Performance Stage
The Ebster Gymnasium is an ideal location for concerts, sports tournaments, stage performances, showcases, award presentations, lectures, concerts, and recitals. The 4,700 sq/ft gym provides bleacher seating for 250 and up to 500 if the floor is used for chair seating. The guy has a full-size basketball court with high ceilings, abundant natural light, and a projection screen. The 1,000 sq/ft raised stage looks out to the gymnasium. The PA system includes surround sound throughout the stage and gym. The performance stage includes an ADA-compliant ramp.
Studio, Classroom, and Multipurpose Rooms
Easter Recreation Center has versatile spaces ranging from 234 to 1,260 sq/ft. Some rooms are carpeted. Tables and chairs can be added.
Food Prep / Kitchen
The space is suited only for preparing and serving food and includes an ice machine, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and serving counter. Utensils are not provided.
Ebster Recreation Center includes a multilevel terrace with green space. The courtyard meets ADA guidelines.
Decatur 101 Virtual Tour of Ebster Recreation Center
Take a virtual tour of the space and learn some history with Active Living Director Greg White.