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PUBLIC NOTICE - MARCH 16, 2020

All Georgetown County Parks & Recreation facilities, including outdoor parks and sports fields, are currently CLOSED to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Facilities will remain closed until further notice.  Anyone caught trespassing during this closure may be subject to legal action.  For more information, please call (843) 545-3275.

While the Bureau of Aging Services has cancelled its congregate dining programs, clients will receive regular wellness telephone calls from staff. Clients may also elect to transfer to the county’s home delivered meal program until the congregate dining program is restored.  Also, any homebound senior who is unable to obtain food during this time can call for assistance. To sign up, call (843) 325-6716.

VIRTUAL RECREATION SERIES

During the COVID-19 closure, Parks & Recreation staff will be presenting videos in our Virtual Recreation Series to help keep kids and their parents active while at home.  Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more than just video posts.  To view the videos that have been released so far, please check out our YouTube playlist:

 

Administrative Office

Location: 2030 Church Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 545-3275
Fax: (843) 545-3396

Hours: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays)
Mailing Address: 2030 Church Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Point of Contact: Beth Goodale, Director
Directions: The Beck Recreation Center (formerly the Beck Middle School) in the City of Georgetown.

Department of Parks and Recreation Commission Members

Mr. Mark Avant
Mr. Robert Del Bagno
Mr. Marvin Neal
Mr. Billy White
Mr. Mitch Thompkins

Department Functions:

The mission of the Georgetown County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services is to enhance the quality of life for Georgetown County residents and visitors; to promote a strong sense of community by providing a broad, diverse and challenging set of cultural and recreational programs; and to offer clean, beautiful and safe parks.

GTCParks provides access to 27 boat landings, a 2,800-foot fishing and observation pier, and 68 beach access areas from Garden City to Litchfield.

The Department manages and maintains a total of over 300 parks and facilities as well as 800 acres of park land across 814 square miles of land area, including 77 athletic fields, 26 playgrounds, 31 tennis courts, 30 picnic shelters, 31 basketball courts, 12 community/senior centers and six recreation centers.

For a brief flyer describing all our Department has to offer, please click here

The Department encompasses three separate divisions:

  • Recreation – creates, develops, and maintains youth and adult sports leagues; operates regional recreation centers; and offers a diverse catalog of classes and programs. While Recreation does not directly administrate youth baseball, the Department does liaise with the four regional Dixie Youth Booster Clubs – Andrews, Georgetown, Pleasant Hill and Waccamaw – to assist in the creation of each year’s youth baseball schedule.
  • Parks Maintenance – maintains and manages all fields, beach accesses, boat landings, and more.
  • Bureau of Aging Services – Provides a variety of services to Georgetown County’s senior citizens, including meal delivery, congregant dining, as well as assistance with transportation to medical appointments.

Collectively, members of the Department play a pivotal role during times of emergency or crisis by operating shelters, providing logistical support, engaging in debris removal operations on Georgetown County property, and generally supplementing the needs of the County Emergency Management Department.
 

Register for programs online!

Zero-Tolerance Behavior Policy for Parks and Recreation

 

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Volunteer Opportunities...

Caring by Sharing

If you want quality time, look no further. If you’re interested in learning new things, sharing skills or just want to lend a hand, here’s the perfect opportunity. Georgetown County has exciting new opportunities to offer you as a volunteer.

Register to volunteer today! (843) 545-3532

INSTRUCTORS WANTED!

Do you have a special talent or hobby that you would feel confident teaching? Come share your knowledgeable talents by volunteering and earn extra cash. We continue to strive to offer a greater variety and number of classes at all of our recreation centers, and are currently seeking instructors. Share your unique talent with others.

Please call the Parks and Recreation office at (843) 545-3532 for an appointment. Bring résumés, thoughts, ideas and any materials necessary to showcase your talents.