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Darlington County Recreation Department
Ken McRae, Director
300 Sanders Street
Darlington, South Carolina  29532
Phone: (843) 398-4700


Lamar Dixie Youth Ball Fields

Located adjacent to the Governor's Run Golf Course, this complex has three lighted youth size, two Tee Ball, and one intermediate fields. One bathroom facility and one concession facility.  Construction on 2 additional fields began in 2007 and will be ready for use in the spring of 2008.  Also included in this grant project will be a new bathroom facility.  County Club Road, Lamar 29069

Spaulding Recreation Area

Located beside the Spaulding Elementary School, this leased facility has one lighted ball field, a playground area, a picnic shelter with cooker, an outdoor basketball court, and one activity building. 400 S. Main Street, Lamar 29069

Lamar Recreation Center

Renovated in 2003, this building includes storage space for athletic equipment, new restrooms, and an activity room for both senior and youth events.  A 2003 PARD grant was used to fence in the parking lot and a picnic/playground area was added.  100 Reynolds Ave., Lamar 29069

The Darlington County Recreation Department has one part-time employee who oversees the operations of the youth football, the youth basketball, co-ed softball, and the summer playground programs.


Sixth Street Ball Field

One lighted adult size ball field with restrooms and concession stand. Sixth Street, Darlington, 29532

Blue Street Complex

This leased facility, which is located on the Darlington High School property, has four lighted youth baseball fields, two girl's softball fields, two concession stands and one regulation size football field. A 2004 PARD grant was used to construct a new softball field for the Darlington Girls Softball Association participants. Soccer is also played at this facility. Blue Street, Darlington, 29532

Recreation Department

Site of the Darlington County Recreation operations. This building has a full size indoor basketball court, dance room, an exercise room, offices, a kitchen, and activity rooms. 300 Sanders St., Darlington 29532

Jr. High Ball Field and gym

In cooperation with the Darlington County School District, the county recreation personnel use one field and one gym for programs. A PARD grant was used in 2007 to renovate several of the existing facilites at this site. 100 Magnolia St., Darlington, 29532

Bill Cain Tennis Center

This renovated facility has six tennis courts, a playground area, and a picnic area. A 2003 PARD grant was used to upgrade a portion of this facility. Orange St., Darlington, 29532


Recreation Department

The headquarters for Recreation operations in the Hartsville Area temporarily been moved to the old Jr. High facility on West Carolina Ave. due to the closing of the old armory building.

Northern League Complex

This facility has one football field with a concession/restroom building, a football control center, and four baseball/softball fields with bathrooms and concession stands. The city of Hartsvill entered into a lease agreement of this property with the North Hartsvill Recreation League. Old Ruby Rd., Hartsville, SC 29550

Lee Street Ball Fields

This facility has three ball fields for adult and girls' softball. It has bathrooms and a concession stand. Lee St., Hartsville, SC 29550

Byerly Park (City owned)

This multi-million dollar facility sports 6 regulation size soccer fields with a field house complete with restrooms. Four softball/baseball fields were constructed in 2005 as well as a state-of-the-art track facility. Two youth facilities were added in 2006. 14th St., Hartsville, 29550


Lake Darpo

This nature based park has a 17.5 acre lake for fishing and boating. It also has a clubhouse for public rental complete with restrooms and a kitchen, as well as two covered shelters. The park area has playground equipment, a bathhouse complete with restrooms and showers, an Adirondack type camping shelter, an outdoor basketball court, a tennis court, one full service RV site, one RV site with just water and electricity, a Frisbee Golf course and an outdoor horseshoe facility. Horses welcome. A PARD grant was used to renovate the basketball and tennis court in 2006. 100 Lake Rd., Society Hill, 29593


Dovesville Recreation Area

This facility has one ball field. A 2002 PARD grant was used to construct a modified outside basketball court. Also, an outside volleyball court was constructed on the site. Future plans are for playground equipment and a picnic shelter. Mont Claire Rd, Darlington, 29540

Centerville Recreation Area

This facility has one lighted outdoor basketball court, one outdoor volleyball court, playground equipment, two concession stands, and one lighted ball field. A 2002 PARD grant was used to renovate the basketball court, bathrooms and concession building, and to construct a new picnic shelter. Home Ave., Hartsville, 29550

Antioch Ball Field

This facility has one ball field with dugouts and bleachers. Antioch Rd., Hartsville 29550

Lydia Ball Field

This facility consists of one adult size ball field also used by youth teams in the area.  It is completely fenced in and has grandstands, bleachers and dugouts, as well as concession building.  A 2003 PARD grant was used to build new dugouts and to replace dilapidated fencing.  A PARD grant will be used in 2007/2008 to finish fencing, build additional grandstands and build a restroom facility. Indian Branch Rd., Lydia.

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