Annual Report 2003 - Leisure and Cultural Services Department Brand Hong Kong - Asia's world city
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  Leisure Services

The Leisure Services Branch manages and develops recreational and sports facilities throughout Hong Kong and provides a wide range of leisure activities for the community to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. It also promotes nature conservation and the greening of Hong Kong through the planting of trees and shrubs in public parks and recreational areas.

One of the many parks managed by the department for the community to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
One of the many parks managed by the department for the community to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

 

One of the water sports centres managed by the department, offers a wide range of water sports training to the public.
One of the water sports centres managed by the department, offers a wide range of water sports training to the public.

The sports and other facilities in all 18 districts comprise: 41 gazetted beaches, 36 swimming pools, two outdoor stadia (Hong Kong Stadium and Mong Kok Stadium), 53 natural turf soccer pitches, 17 artificial turf soccer pitches, two hockey pitches, two rugby pitches, 83 sports centres, 323 squash courts, 24 sports grounds, 268 tennis courts, four golf driving ranges, four water sports centres, four holiday camps, 22 major parks, 624 children's playgrounds and 222 hard-surfaced soccer pitches. These leisure facilities cover a total area of some 2,090 hectares.

The popular Lady MacLehose Holiday Village managed by the LCSD is a drawcard for young people.
The popular Lady MacLehose Holiday Village managed by the LCSD is a drawcard for young people.

Close liaison is maintained with District Councils so that we can respond to trends and demands for recreational facilities when planning new projects. The provision of recreational facilities in the private sector and in neighbouring districts is also taken into account.

 
 
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