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Qualty of Life

                                                                                  Naturally Wonderful
        It’s easy to Get Outside                                                       Outdoor

            and Stay Active                                                            Attractions

                                                 The DeKalb County                    •    Arabia Mountain Nature
                                                 Parks and Recreation                   Preserve in Lithonia and
                                                                                        Stonecrest. This quiet preserve
                                                 Department offers
                                                                                        is a great place to hike, bike,
                                                 exciting activities for all           and explore the fantastic
                                                 ages and skill levels and is           natural wonders of a
                                                 an invaluable resource for             granite monadnock.
                                                 residents and visitors.

                                                           Thousands of the county’s
                                                        youth participate in organized
                                                        sports programs each year,
                                                        including softball, baseball,
                                                        cheerleading, basketball, soccer,
                                                        and football. DeKalb County Parks
                 Lakemont at Stone Mountain Golf Course, Stone Mountain   and Recreation operates two public
                                                        golf courses, Mystery Valley Golf
                                                        Club in Lithonia and Sugar Creek   •    Dunwoody Nature Center in
                                                        Golf and Tennis Center in Atlanta,   Dunwoody includes 22 acres
                                                        both of which are open year-round
                                                                                       of wetland, woodland, and
                                                        and seven days a week.
                                                                                       streamside trails, display
                                                           DeKalb County’s municipalities
                                                        work to serve all county residents   gardens, a picnic meadow,
                                                        with parks and trails within each   and a playground.
                                                        city that are free and open to
                                                        the public.
                                                           Other prized recreational assets
                                                        in DeKalb County are the three
                                                        branches of the Metro Atlanta
                                                        YMCA – two in Decatur and one in
                                                        Stone Mountain – which provides
                                                        low-cost recreational programs to
                                                        its members.

                                                                                     •    Stone Mountain Park in Stone
                                                                                       Mountain offers 3,200 acres of
                                                                                       natural beauty, a wide variety
                                                                                       of family-friendly activities and
                                                                                      recreational options, and many
                                                                                       natural and historic sights.
                                                               Brook Run Park, Dunwoody

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