welcome to the city of darlington
city hall: Monday - Friday 830AM - 5PM


South Carolina’s 50 Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles 2020
The City of Darlington came in at #8 on BarBend’s 2020 list of South Carolina’s Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles. Darlington’s fit score came in at 76.12, based on exercise opportunities, access to healthy foods, obesity rate and other factors. For more details, visit the BarBend website

Main Office Relocated to Stanley Gym

Darlington County Parks, Recreation, & Tourism office has relocated temporarily to the A.W. “Man” Stanley Gym, 107 Gary St., Darlington. For all in-person business matters, registrations, exercise, walking, etc., please report to this location. Calls can also be made to 843-393-9005 in addition to the 843-398-4030 and 843-398-4700 numbers that have been used in the past.   09/28/2020

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many recreation activities have been suspended.  We hope to open our facilities as soon as it is safe to do so, as deemed by the State of South Carolina and Governor Henry McMaster.  We appreciate your patience during these trying times.**

The City of Darlington has a host of recreation opportunities for its citizens, including two gymnasiums, a city pool, tennis courts, parks, and more. The Darlington Recreation Department offers many activities for children and adults, including basketball, football, baseball, softball, and soccer.

The main office for the department is located at 300 Sanders Street in the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center. Contact Darlington Area Recreation by telephone (843) 398-4030, fax (843) 398-4031, or email ParksandRecreation@darcosc.net.

  • Adult Softball League: Ages 16 and older. League fee = $200 and a case of league balls. Register by Sept. 25.
  • Flag Football
  • FCA Softball League: Open to girls in 8&U, 10&U, 12&U, and 13 and older. Cost: $25 per player, includes Bible and jersey shirt. Register by Sept. 25. In Hartsville call John or Eric at 843-339-2878, in Darlington call Brantley or Stephanie at 843-398-4030, in Lamar call Chris at 843-992-4480, or call the Pee Dee FCA Rep Daniel Henderson at 843-851-6869 or FCA Director John “Bootsie” Griggs at 843-307-1106.
  • Sole Line Dancing with Walli B.: Participate in dances you already know plus learn fun new line dances. No RSVP needed. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights at 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Free.
  • Tennis Lessons: Weekly 45-minute session $20
  • Zumba Classes: Fitness Class with Amber from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at 300 Sanders St., Darlington. $5 per class.

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  • A.W. “Man” Stanley Gymnasium, 100 Magnolia Street
  • Bill Cain Tennis Complex, Corner of Orange & Liberty Streets
  • Blue Street Ball Fields, Blue Street between Spring & North Main Streets
  • Bowen Manor Park, Old Florence Hwy between Avenue D & Third Street
  • Frank & Mary Sue Wells Park, Corner of South Main Street & Avenue A
  • Gandy Swimming Pool, 115 Gary Street
  • Hampton Street Park, Corner of Hampton & Russell Streets
  • Psillos Garden, North Main Street between Darlington Library & Swift Creek
  • Sgt. Terrence Carraway Memorial Park, Corner of Southern Pines & Kirven Streets
  • Virgil Wells Stadium, Corner of Magnolia & Bacote Streets
  • Welch Stadium, 400 Wells Street behind Brunson Dargan Elementary
  • West End Memorial Park, Pearl Street at Cleveland
  • Williamson Park, Spring Street at Williamson Park Drive



Play BINGO and meet new friends!  First Monday of the Month at 10 a.m. at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center

Zumba with Amber Washington Cost: $5 per class 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Low Impact Aerobics will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., taught by Crystal Gibson. Free. Info: 843-398-4030.

Dance with Patsy Hathcock: 843-393-4766.

Boxing with One More Round: 843-639-0096, 843-307-5116 or 843-307-6800

Exercise Room: Open during Normal Gym Hours at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Free.

The Good Times Band: Anyone who loves to sing or play an instrument is invited to join. The band performs in nursing homes and senior church groups in the area as well as for Christmas. Info: Jay Black 843-393-2465


Contact Program Director Crystal Gibson to register, to offer trip ideas, or to receive additional information.

(843) 398-4030   cgibson@darcosc.net

Praise in the Park

September 11, 2022 4:00 pm

Praise in the Park

Praise in the Park continues from 4 to 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Terrence F. Carraway Park at Southern Pine and Magnolia Streets in Darlington.

Praise in the Park

October 2, 2022 4:00 pm

Praise in the Park

Praise in the Park continues from 4 to 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Terrence F. Carraway Park at Southern Pine and Magnolia Streets in Darlington.