607 E. Oglethorpe Hwy
PO Box 367
Hinesville, GA  31313  
Phone: (912) 448-LCRD or (912) 876-5359  Fax: (912) 876-3010
lcrd@coastalnow.net
   Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
This page was last updated on: September 21, 2020
LCRD Mission Statement:
"To provide positive, meaningful and quality recreational facilities, programs, activities and services that will encourage life-long learning, fitness and fun for all those residing within Liberty County."
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                                            Recreation Activities Return to Passive Status Only

  On May 23, 2020, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners authorized Phase I of the COVID-19 re-opening plan for

  recreation which included the opening of certain facilities for non-organized usage. This move was contingent upon the 

  public’s ability to observe CDC and State guidelines for assembly and social distancing.  Unfortunately, it has become

  increasing apparent that these protocols are not being followed.  Therefore, the Board of Commissioners has had to 

  temporarily suspend the use of facilities and activities authorized under the Phase I initiative. This means that certain 

  facilities will be closed including ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, batting cages, playgrounds, skate parks, 

  swimming pools, and rental facilities. Walking trails, running tracks, passive green space, boat ramps, and fishing piers 

  will remain open subject to State mandates concerning gatherings of persons and social distancing requirements. 

  The Commission remains committed to protecting the health and well being of all citizens and is in hope that these 

  measures will only be needed for a short period of time. The Board appreciates the patience and diligence of everyone 

  during these trying times and looks forward to resuming normal activities when it is safe to do so.  


 Fall Recreation Programs

  On July 23, 2002 the Liberty County Board of Commissioners has ruled that there will be no Fall recreation programs 

  offered at this time due to the public health emergency we are now in. Programs normally offered in the Fall include the 

  After School Program, youth football & cheerleading, youth soccer, dance, piano, TaeKwon do, and Ju-Jitsu. Indoor 

  facilities remain closed at this time, including Stafford Pavilion, the Shuman Center, and the Riceboro Youth Center.  

  Outdoor facilities are open to include pavilions, swimming pools, basketball courts, baseball & softball fields, soccer fields, 

  football field, tennis courts, Skate Park, batting cages, walking trails, and playgrounds. Users of outdoor facilities are 

  required to observe social distancing and other CDC guidelines for use of outdoor facilities. We hope that everyone stays 

  safe and well during these very unusual and trying times and that we are able to resume normal programming in the near 

  future. Please call the LCRD Office at (912)876-5359 for additional info.
LCRD facilities remain closed at this time due to COVID-19, but some outdoor facilities may be used on a limited basis and within strict  guidelines. Any use of facilities requires a reservation that may be made by calling the LCRD Office at (912)876-5359. Facilities available for use by small groups or family units include baseball & softball fields, soccer fields, the football field, batting cages, and tennis courts. Groups desiring use of facilities must submit an application and be approved prior to making reservations. Indoor facilities, outdoor pavilions, playgrounds, basketball courts, and skate parks are not available for use at this time. 

Please review the GUIDELINES FOR USE OF LCRD FACILITIES DURING COVID-19 listed below

1.Facilities available for use include baseball fields, softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, batting cages, and the football
    field. Basketball courts, Skate Parks, and playgrounds will not be available. 

2.Any person desiring use of facilities to conduct group activities (i.e. team practices) must submit an application to the
     Recreation Director and agree to follow the guidelines set forth in this document. Approved groups will be allowed to
     reserve facilities for use during available times. Facilities will remain closed except for approved usages. 

3.Use of facilities by family units is permissible but must be coordinated in advance. Usage may be accomplished by calling
     the LCRD Office to reserve a facility for a specific date and time.

4.Facility reservations may be made not more than 5 working days in advance and will be limited to two days per week per
     group. Facilities will be available for use on weekdays from 1-8pm, on Saturdays from 9am-6pm, and on Sundays from 
     1-6pm. 30 minutes will be allowed between each facility usage to avoid interaction between groups. The amount of time
     facilities may be reserved are as follows: baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields- 2 hours for a group and 1 hour for
     individuals or family units; batting cages- 1 hour for a group (max 2 cages per group) and 30 minutes for individuals or
     family units; and tennis courts- 1 hour. Use of facilities must end and participants must leave the facility at the designated
     time if another group is scheduled to use the facility.

5.Facilities will be used for practice purposes only. Games will not be allowed. Groups must practice social distancing and
     avoid personal contact between players on the field, in team areas, and in spectator areas.  

6.Other than the ball, that is essential for most activities, the sharing of equipment by groups is not allowed, to include bats,
     helmets, protective gear, gloves, scrimmage vests, rackets, water bottles, towels, or personal hygiene products. Groups
     must provide and require use of hand sanitizer by all participants prior to, during, and after facility usage.  

7.Spitting, sunflower seeds, tobacco products, and gum are not allowed.

8.Groups may not allow individuals that exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone testing positive for
     COVID-19 to participate until that individual has been cleared by a medical provider.

9.The number of participants that will be allowed and other requirements are provided in the rules for each facility and must 
      be followed at all times.  

10.All facility usage will be monitored by LCRD staff. It is the responsibility of the group leader/coaches to ensure that these

      guidelines are followed by participants, players, and spectators/parents. Groups are expected to place trash in receptacles.
      Failure to follow these guidelines may result in the loss of the privilege to use facilities.  

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELDS

1.The number of participants should not exceed 15, including players and coaches.

2.The maximum amount of time a field can be reserved is 2 hours per group and 1 hour per individual or family unit. The
     maximum number of days per week is 2.

3.Activities may include hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, catching, and other drills. Game simulation with social
    distancing is permitted.

4.Not more than 3 players or coaches are allowed in the dugouts at the same time. Bleachers may also be used as team areas.
     Those in the dugouts or bleachers must meet social distancing guidelines.

5.Only one group per field except that small family units may be allowed to use separate portions of the same facility at the
     same time.

6.Spectators/parents must remain in the parking area and observe social distancing rules.

FOOTBALL FIELD

1.The number of participants per group should not exceed 15, including players and coaches.

2.The maximum amount of time a half field can be reserved is 2 hours per group and 1 hour per individual or family unit. The
     maximum number of days per week is 2.  

3.Activities may include conditioning and drills, such as passing, receiving, kicking, punting, and agility drills. Game
    simulation is not permitted.

4.Only one half of the field may be reserved for a group and different groups may use opposite halves of the field at the same
     time but may not share space. Times will be staggered to avoid interaction between groups.

5.Spectators/parents must remain in the parking area and observe social distancing rules.

SOCCER FIELDS

1.The number of participants should not exceed 15, including players and coaches.

2.The maximum amount of time a half field can be reserved is 2 hours per group and 1 hour per individual or family unit. The maximum number of days per week is 2.

3.Activities may include conditioning and drills, such as kicking, dribbling, passing, and agility drills. Game simulation is not permitted.

4.Only one half of the field may be reserved for a group and different groups may use opposite halves of the field at the same time but may not share space. Times will be staggered to avoid interaction between groups.

5.Spectators/parents must remain in the parking area and observe social distancing rules.

BATTING CAGES

1.Limit of 2 participants and coaches per cage or soft toss station.

2.The maximum amount of time a cage can be reserved is 1 hour per group with a maximum of 2 cages per group and 30
    minutes per individual or family unit. The maximum number of days per week is 2.

3.Spectators must remain outside the fenced area and observe social distancing rules.

TENNIS/PICKLEBALL COURTS

1.Limit of 2 participants per court.  

2.The maximum amount of time a court can be reserved is 1 hour. The maximum number of days per week is 2.

3.Spectators must remain outside the fenced area and observe social distancing rules.