Recreation & Tourism

Our beautiful parks and recreation leagues give Lake City residents plenty of ways to play!

The Lake City Department of Recreation and Tourism is open to the public five days a week, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m.–12 noon. Visit the office at 318 Charles Street to learn more about the Department, as guided by the leadership of Cynthia Mallette. 

PARKS

The Department of Recreation and Tourism consists of six parks located within the city limits of Lake City, including:



Lions Park

Located on North Blanding Street, includes two newly renovated tennis courts, two ball fields, a building with a dance room, restrooms, picnic shelter and a playground.



Dew Park

Located on Fairview Street, is a small neighborhood park with a playground and full basketball court.



Martha Law Park

Located on Talmage Drive and Gary Lane, consists of one ball field, a picnic shelter and a playground area.



Blanding Street Park

Located on Blanding Street, consists of three large softball fields and restrooms.



Kennedy Park

Located on Elm Street, consists of one baseball field, basketball courts, a playground area, concession building and a picnic shelter.



Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial Park

Located on East Main Street, is a tourist site that features a life-size bronze statue of Dr. McNair and a water feature that bears the gravesite of the fallen hero.


 

Athletics

The Lake City Department of Recreation and Tourism offers the citizens of Lake City and the surrounding community an opportunity to participate in a system of organized athletic programs.


 
Baseball and Softball

Baseball and softball are offered in the spring to children ages 4-18. Games are played at Lions Park and Blanding Street Park. Teams will travel also.

Registration for the 2013 spring season will run January 21–February 4, 2013. Download and complete registration forms and mail them or bring them in person to the Department of Recreation and Tourism, 318 Charles St., Lake City, SC 29560.


 
Football

Football is offered in the fall to children ages 6-12. Games are played at the Ward Memorial Stadium in Lake City.

Registration for the 2013 fall season will be in August 2013 (dates to be announced). Download and complete registration forms and mail them or bring them in person to the Department of Recreation and Tourism, 318 Charles St., Lake City, SC 29560.


 
Basketball

Basketball is offered in the winter to children ages 8-17. Games are played at the Main Street School Gymnasium in Lake City.

Registration for the 2012 winter season will run November 5-16, 2012. Download and complete registration forms and mail them or bring them in person to the Department of Recreation and Tourism, 318 Charles St., Lake City, SC 29560.


 
Tennis

Tennis lessons are offered in the spring and fall to children ages 5 and up as well as adults. Complete the registration forms and mail them or bring them in person to the Department of Recreation and Tourism, 318 Charles St., Lake City, SC 29560.
 


 

Athletic Volunteers

Volunteers for the Lake City Recreation and Tourism Department work extremely hard by volunteering their services year round as coaches for football, basketball, baseball and softball. Each volunteer dedicates approximately 12 hours or more per week to the Recreation Department. Some may volunteer as coaches, team mothers, cheerleader advisors and concession workers. All volunteers are very important to the daily operations of the Lake City Recreation and Tourism Department.

All coaches in the recreation athletic programs are volunteers. All coaches must attend a coach’s certification class, complete an application and agree to a complete background check. All coaches must sign the NYSCA Code of Ethics. You must be 18 years or older to coach youth sports or volunteer, and you must have knowledge of the sport you wish to coach.

Download a Volunteer Application Form

Download the Recreation and Tourism Department Rules and Regulations

Download the Parents Code of Ethics Pledge
 


 

Special Events

The Fall Kids Carnival is held annually at the end of October for children 12 and under. The Easter Egg Hunt is held annually in April for children 10 and under. See the calendar of events for dates for the upcoming year.
 


 

Facility Rentals

The Recreation and Tourism Department rents the big room at Lions Park for parties, showers, meetings and other events. Rental rate is $20 per hour. Reservations and a deposit must be made before any rental is confirmed. Call (843) 394-3045 or (843) 374-5017 to make a reservation.

For more information, contact:

Lake City Department of Recreation and Tourism
318 Charles St.
Lake City, SC 29560
(843) 394-3045 or (843) 374-5017 Phone
(843) 374-1704 or (843) 394-7325 Fax
Cynthia M. Mallette, Director
[email protected]