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Spring Sports canceled due to COVID-19

It is with a heavy heart that I make this announcement, all Darlington County Parks Recreation & Tourism Spring Sports for 2020 have been cancelled. We have taken a long hard look at the guidelines set forth by Governor McMaster, the CDC and DHEC. To bring our parents and children out into this environment and ensure them and our staff members safety is our biggest concern. We will err on the side of caution and do what we think is right and cancel the season. We are now planning some summer activities and our fall activities for 2020.  I’m sure there will be guidelines that has to be followed and as we get information, we will try to pass it on to you.

Refunds will be processed as quickly as we possibly can, we will send out a Remind to let you know how to get us the information we need for processing your refund.

Ball fields will open on June 1, 2020. All fields under Darlington County Parks Recreation & Tourism will be open for individual workouts on a first come first serve basis. We ask that you practice social distancing always. Team practices will be scheduled through the recreation departments, any teams that use the facilities will be subject to ALL CDC, and DHEC guidelines. Teams that schedule practices will assume ALL liability concerning their teams and will produce lists of people present at every practice. Any team found practicing without permission will be subject to being trespassed from all facilities within the county. We will reconsider these stipulations as guidelines are relaxed.

Again, we are heartbroken that it has come to this, but the public’s safety is our responsibility, I don’t expect everyone to agree with our decision and that is ok. We will continue to err on the side of caution when it comes to the kids that we oversee. If you as a parent want to play ball with your child the fields will be open, we just ask that you do it safely and responsibly.

— Darlington County Parks Recreation & Tourism

**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.

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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



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