The Leisure Services Branch of the LCSD manages and develops recreational and sports facilities throughout Hong Kong, and provides a wide range of leisure services for the community. It also promotes greening, and is responsible for planting and looking after the trees and shrubs in public parks and recreational areas.
In its planning role, the branch collaborates closely with the 18 District Councils (DCs) to ensure that all new facilities effectively meet the needs of the local communities where they are built, taking into account recreational facilities provided by the private sector and those available in neighbouring districts.