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Register Now: Youth Baseball, Softball Offered in Lithia Springs Once Again

It is a new beginning for youth sports in Lithia Springs. The park opened in the spring of last year, and will offer the two sports for the first time in quite some time.

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is offering youth baseball and softball registration at its newest recreational facility in Lithia Springs. The park opened in the spring of last year, and will offer the two sports for the first time in quite some time for kids ages 4 through 14 years of age.

Registration is underway now at Deer Lick Park Monday through Friday 8 a.m.  to 5 p.m. and at Lithia Springs Park on Saturday, Jan. 12 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is located at 2922 S. Sweetwater Park, Lithia Springs.

The great flood of 2009 destroyed Woodrow Wilson/Lithia Springs Park due to rapid and high waters, prompting Douglas County Officials to build Lithia Springs Park, as well as to renovate Woodrow Wilson Park which is now a passive park. The original Woodrow Wilson/Lithia Springs Park was a multi faceted athletic park, and was home to Lithia Springs Girls Softball and to Woodrow Wilson Boys Baseball.

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is looking for good coaches, good parents and kids who are eager to start a new program that will focus on skill development, discipline, and a dedication to baseball and softball. All coaches are required to go through the PAYS Certification Program as well as a background check.

For more information, contact Tracie Ivey at 770-920-7129 or tivey@co.douglas.ga.us.

Fred January 09, 2013 at 03:28 PM
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department killed the Lithia Springs Girls Softball years before Woodrow Wilson Park was closed in 2009 by removing the lights from the fields. Hey - at least they finally are offering the girls two brand new fields to go along with the fourteen brand new ones they built for the boys.
Delilah Gentry January 10, 2013 at 08:23 PM
I just said the same thing, Fred. They haven't had softball at LS many years before the flood ever happened. I feel the same way. I have coached in DC for many years and the girls always seem to get shafted.

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