The Leisure and Cultural Services Department
(LCSD), set up under the Home Affairs Bureau (HAB), is responsible
for the territory-wide provision of recreational, sports and cultural
facilities and services.
Vision, Mission and Values
Our vision is to :
Our mission is to:
enrich the community's life by providing quality leisure and
promote excellence and professionalism in leisure pursuits and
work closely with sports, cultural and community organisations
to enhance the development of sports and arts in Hong Kong;
preserve Hong Kong's cultural heritage;
beautify the environment through the planting of trees, shrubs
achieve a high level of customer satisfaction; and
build a highly motivated and committed workforce.
Our mission is to:
Overall View of Our Operation
The Department organises and promotes a wide range
of leisure and cultural activities for people of all ages with a
view to enhancing arts appreciation and enriching the quality of
life of the community. The major responsibilities of the Department
are set out in the paragraphs below.
Recreation and Sports
We develop and manage recreational and sports facilities and organise
a wide range of leisure activities in order to promote recreation
and sports at all levels throughout the community. As at 31.12.2005,
the number of such facilities under our management was :
Horticulture and Amenities
We promote appreciation and conservation of nature and greening
of Hong Kong through planting of trees, shrubs and other plants
in public parks and amenity areas, and through organising a wide
range of community greening activities. In 2005, we maintained a
total of 1 543 hectares of amenities area and planted about 3.16
million trees, shrubs and annuals.
Heritage and Museums
We preserve heritage and provide museum services with a view to
promoting appreciation of heritage, arts and culture. In 2005, we
managed 14 museums including a film archive.
We promote arts and culture through the provision of cultural facilities
and services, and the presentation of programmes. In 2005, we organised
a total of 4 060 cultural presentations of music, dance, opera,
drama and other performing arts.
We provide, manage and develop library services
to meet the community needs for education, information, research
and recreation; offer library extension activities to all ages;
and promote reading and literary arts. We managed 74 public libraries
and the stock of books as at 31.12.2005 was 10.2 million and that
for multimedia materials was 1.4 million.