Department of Leisure Services

Welcome to the Fitzgerald Ben Hill Department of Leisure Services. We hope that you find the information provded useful in finding the answer to your specific question. If you are unable to find the information you need please contact the appropriate member on the Staff Contacts page.

Thank you for the opportunity to meet your Leisure & Quality Of Life Needs!

Fitzgerald Ben Hill Department of Leisure Service

dls director

Keith Morris

Mailing Address:
816 N Main St
Fitzgerald GA 31750
Office Phone: (229) 426-5050         Fax: (229) 426-5059

As a joint service of the city and county, DLS is charged with the supervision and direction of countywide recreational activities. Its headquarters are at 816 North Main Street (Legion Park). Aside from the parks, the DLS also oversees the Monitor Cultural Center.

For sports fans, the DLS offers some of the best youth and adult programs in baseball, softball, swimming, football, basketball and soccer., archery, horseshoes, and tennis. Not only do these programs teach athletic skills and sportsmanship, they also create teams that are successful in competitive arenas. Fitzgerald, which competes in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association, repeatedly wins district and state championships, as well as hosts some of the top tournaments on an annual basis.

For those not as athletically inclined, the Department varies its activities.  We offer access to playgrounds, walking tracks, fishing, skeet shooting, horseshoes, tennis and archery.  Our programs vary from season to season so please check in with us from time to time to see the new things we offer during the year. Senior programs include our annual Spring fish fry and a Christmas luncheon.

Fitzgerald is indeed fortunate to have a full-service recreational department which truly enhances the quality of life for our citizens.

For more information, call the DLS office at (229) 426-5050.  We also invite you to visit our Facebook page (see icon).

*** Our Facebook page will give you updated info on activities available as they become available. Including swimming info, sports sign up deadlines, schedules, rain makeup games, championship or tournament brackets, etc.  Rain-out announcements during sports seasons can be found on our Facebook page as well.  Visit our Facebook page often at Fitzgerald DLS.