Don’t have much time to stay? We’ve still got you covered. From our award-winning parks and recreational opportunities, restaurants and shopping in the newly redeveloped Downtown Decatur and beyond, I’m sure that you’ll find all that you need and more in our incredible city.

Downtown Decatur

Experience the new Downtown Decatur, which recently underwent a $14 million public development imagined as the next step in efforts to bring a new look, feel and energy to the city’s Central Business District. The three-phased plan added new sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, recreational opportunities and, perhaps more importantly, it has already spurred a return to prominence of the city’s downtown in the form of new businesses and jobs, entertainment options and the creation of a “new” downtown that is now a destination for both local residents and visitors alike.

Lakeshore Landing Lakefront Development Project

The Decatur Park District and the City continue to work together to bring a new face and amenities to the Nelson Park lakefront. The development is adding new restaurants and recreational amenities, housing, a waterpark, hotel, boat docks and other exciting amenities.

Lake Decatur, Hunting, and Fishing

Decatur remains one of the few cities in the country with its own inland lake, the City’s primary water source and a hotbed of year-round water recreation activities including swimming, water skiing/jet skiing and, of course, fishing. The Lakeshore Landing redevelopment project, now underway, promises to make the shores of Lake Decatur an activity center year round as new restaurants, shops, housing, and other lake-based activities will represent a draw for both locals and visitors from across the Central Illinois region. The City also has a very active hunting community both along the lake and throughout the area (deer, duck, turkey, etc.) with its heavily wooded landscape, varied temperatures and multi-faceted terrain.