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To provide, establish, maintain, and conduct City/County-wide leisure services programming; to maintain such activities that contribute to individuals physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth, and by such other means as may aid in the accomplishment of this purpose.
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
816 N Main St
Fitzgerald GA 31750
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 and the Pine Street Ceramics Studio located at 115 W Pine.
For sports fans, the DLS offers some of the best youth and adult programs in baseball, softball, swimming, football, basketball, soccer, archery, horseshoes, wrestling, tennis, and golf. 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. The Pine Street ceramics studio has classes throughout the year. There are also active dancing groups. The programs vary from season to season, but the DLS promises to always have several short courses--from needlework to square-dancing--available during the year. Senior programs include a monthly fish fry and a Christmas feast.
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.
DLS Department History
The Fitzgerald - Ben Hill Department of Leisure Services was started in 1974 with a grant from the Soil & Water Conservation Fund. Since that time the D.L.S. has grown to include 11 parks, pool, skeet shooting range and several rental facilities.
The Fitzgerald – Ben Hill Department of Leisure Services is a joint government department. It is supported by city/county taxes, activity and rental fees and sponsorship fees.
The staff of the Fitzgerald – Ben Hill D.L.S. consists of 11 full time staff and more than 25 part time employees. The main office is located at 816 N Main Street.
The Fitzgerald – Ben Hill County Department of Leisure Services is a member of the Georgia Recreation & Parks Association and also a member of the National Recreation & Parks Association.
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DLS Hours and Contact Info
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
816 N Main St.
229-426-5050 and 426-5051
During Business Hours
- Water or flooding problems.
- Loss of lights – electrical power/surges/shortages (911)
- Police Emergency – Call 911, then DLS Staff
- Fire – Call 911 – Fire Department, then DLS Staff
- Hazardous Conditions – i.e., storm damage, vandalism.
For Ballfield Lights not unlocked/turned on, please call Office if during normal hours or see staff contacts if after hours.