Truckin’ Tuesdays in Decatur

Truckin' Tuesdays is open to the public from 5-8 p.m. each Tuesday in May at Legacy Park, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur. (Courtesy of Decatur)

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Truckin' Tuesdays is open to the public from 5-8 p.m. each Tuesday in May at Legacy Park, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur. (Courtesy of Decatur)

Truckin’ Tuesdays is continuing from 5-8 p.m. each Tuesday in May at Legacy Park, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur.

Legacy Park is 77 acres of nature, history, discovery and the arts.

This year’s focus is “Tastes from around the Globe” with a variety of food trucks.

Before its sale to the city of Decatur in 2017, Legacy Park was occupied for 144 years as the United Methodist Children’s Home.

Founded by Dr. Jessie Boring, a Methodist minister, the home was his attempt to help some of the 10,000 Georgia children orphaned as a result of the Civil War.

The city is funding an endowment to support the Methodist program - since renamed WellRoot - to provide in-home foster care for at-risk youth.

Legacy Decatur, a nonprofit, manages Legacy Park.

Current nonprofit tenants include the AJC Decatur Book Festival, Decatur Education Foundation, Georgia Arborist Association, Global Growers, L’Arche Atlanta, Paint Love, Frank Hamilton School, Wild Nest Bird Rehab, Refugee Women’s Network and the Wylde Center.

Visit DecaturLegacyPark.com, the Decatur Legacy Park Master Plan at bit.ly/3P5Gobq and WellRoot at wellroot.org.