Programs and Activities


BASEBALL: Leagues are available for persons 7-14 years of age. Teams are selected in March with regular season games played April-June and GRPA tournament competition in July for older ages. Registration is held during the month of February through the 1st week of March. T-Ball is for children ages 5 & 6.


BASKETBALL Leagues are available for boys and girls ages 7-14. Registration is held during the month of November through the 2nd week of December.


FOOTBALL: Leagues are available for boys ages 7-12 with registration held in July & August and regular season games played September through October.


SOCCER: Coed soccer leagues are available for boys and girls ages 5-15 years of age. Registration is held during the month of July & August.


SOFTBALL: Youth leagues are available for girls 7-14 years of age. Registration is held during the month of February through the 2nd week of March with regular season games played in April-June Tournament play for girls and boys is held June-August.

Adult softball leagues for men and women  are also organized.


SWIMMING: Swim lessons are offered each June and are available to children ages 6-12 for $50.00 each.  Pool is open to children ages 18 and under in the weekday afternoons @ $2.00 per child.
The Fitzgerald Fins swim team, co-sponsored by the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill D.L.S., competes in invitational and championship meets in the summer months. This is separate from the DLS, but we can give you information.


 SKEET RANGE: Please contact DLS.


CHEERLEADING: Registration is held during the month of July & August for girls ages 7-12. Girls are divided into squads and cheer for teams in our youth football leagues during September and October.


WILD CHICKEN FESTIVAL: The Fitzgerald Ben Hill Department of Leisure Services is a sponsor of this annual event that is held the 3rd weekend in March. Wild Chicken Festival website



JULY 4TH CELEBRATION: The Fitzgerald Ben Hill Department of Leisure Services celebrates July 4th at Paulk Park each year with free hot dogs and drinks, watermelon eating contests, greased pole climbing contest with 2 age categories, free entertainment and concludes with a spectacular fireworks show.


SPEAKERS: Speakers are available on a variety of recreation-related topics for meetings of local clubs and organizations.


COACHES TRAINING: Certification for youth coaches is offered through the American Sports Education Program for coaches involved in the D.L.S. sports programs. Contact DLS for available dates for certification classes.


SENIOR CITIZENS: The Fitzgerald Ben Hill D.L.S. sponsers the annual Spring fish fry and the Christmas luncheon each year.  Walking sites are available at the majority of our parks.