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Youth Leagues/Programs

Recreation Department
416 Baird Park Circle
Lebanon, TN 37090
Phone: (615) 449-0303


 
City of Lebanon Recreation Department: Youth Leagues/Programs


tballT-ball/Coach Pitch Baseball
The Lebanon Recreation Department sponsors a T-ball and Coach Pitch program, which begins in the spring. The goal of this program is to teach children ages 4-8 the fundamentals of baseball. There are about 300 children in this program. This program is instructional. Every child gets to play. The focus of the program is on teamwork and having fun through the sport of baseball. The games are played at the softball fields next to Cainsville Baptist Church. Every child gets a shirt and a hat as well as a trophy for their participation. The Recreation department is responsible for registration, scheduling, drafting of teams buying equipment, insurance, and officials, and maintaining the two fields used by this program.
 
 
Jr. Pro Football

footballThe Lebanon Recreation Department also has a Jr. Pro Football Program that begins in August. Sign-ups are in July. Total participation in this league is about 200 players. Children ages 5-11 can participate in this league. The games are played at our football field located behind Walter J. Baird Middle School on Monday and Thursday nights. The Recreation Department is responsible for registration, scheduling, drafting of teams, purchasing uniforms, insurance, and equipment, as well as maintaining the field. The goal of this program is to teach children the fundamentals of football. This program also allows the children to have fun through sport and healthy competition. Along with the football teams, the Recreation Department allows each team to have a cheerleading squad. The cheerleaders can cheer during the games and perform for a few minutes during halftime. Each football player receives a jersey and a trophy for playing in the program.
 
 
Jr. Pro Basketball
basketballIn late October/early November, the Recreation Department has a Jr. Pro Basketball Program for boys and girls. It starts at age 6 and goes up through the 8th grade. The program has a total participation of about 200 players. The games are played during the week at the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Center. This program is also instructional. It teaches children the fundamentals of Basketball, and allows them to compete in the sport of basketball and have fun at the same time. Everyone receives a shirt and a trophy for participating. The Recreation Department is in charge of scheduling, registration, buying equipment, insurance, and officials, as well as the maintenance of the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Center.
 
 
softballLebanon Girl's Softball Association

A new softball complex was also added for the Lebanon Girls Softball Association. The Lebanon Girls Softball Association is for girls, ages 4-18 years of age. LGSA is responsible for the registration, scheduling, and buying uniforms, insurance, and equipment for this league. Total participation in this league is about 350.
 
Youth Baseball

Lebanon has several Civic Clubs and organizations that use our facilities and athletic fields at Baird Park. Each club or organization is responsible for running their respective leagues. The Recreation Department, however, is responsible for maintaining the facilities and athletic fields for their use. The use of our facilities by others helps us to provide more programs for the citizens of our city.
 
lionsclublogoThe Lion’s Club is responsible for the Lebanon Babe Ruth Baseball league. This league is for players ages 13-16 years old. The average participation in this league is about 200 youth. The Lion’s Club is responsible for scheduling practices and games, Concessions, registration, and buying uniforms, insurance, equipment, and officials. The Recreation Department is responsible for the full maintenance and cleaning of the ball field utilized by this league.

kiwanislogoThe Kiwanis Club has a Baseball Little League for children ages 8-12 years old. The total participation in this league is 250 youth. The Kiwanis Club is responsible for scheduling practices and games, registration, concessions, and buying uniforms, insurance, equipment, and officials. The Recreation Department is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the two ball fields utilized by this league.

rotarylogoThe Rotary Dixie Youth is another Baseball Little League for children ages 9-12 years old. The total participation in this league is also 250 youth. The Rotary Club is also responsible for scheduling practices and games, registration, concessions, and buying uniforms, insurance, equipment, and officials. The Recreation Department is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the two ball fields utilized by this league.



 
soccer Wilson United Soccer League Formerly Lebanon Youth Soccer Association

The Recreation Department is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the City of Lebanon's three soccer fields that are off of Castle Heights Avenue, next to the Lebanon Airport. The Lebanon Youth Soccer Association is responsible for scheduling practices and games, registration, and puchasing uniforms, equipment, insurance, and officials. The league is open to children 4-18 years of age. The league has both a spring season and a fall season. There are currently about 700 children that participate in this league.

Recreation Department Facilities

Recreation Department
416 Baird Park Circle
Lebanon, TN 37090
Phone: (615) 449-0303


 
City of Lebanon Recreation Department Facilities

 
The mission of the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Center is to provide programming for the public targeting identified leisure pursuits, which may include sports, athletics, and other leisure activities. It also provides a safe, indoor environment for the general public. The gym at the recreation center is the location of our boys and girls Jr. Pro Basketball league, which runs from November to February each year. The gym is also open to other groups such as the Lebanon High School Basketball and Baseball teams, Map Academy, Lebanon High School Special Education students, and other local groups for coaching clinics. Our main offices are located at the Harold Dean Greer Center where people can get information on our programs, rent a pavilion at the Don Fox Community Park, or register for a sport. The Recreation Center also has a couple of conference rooms where meetings can be held. Occasionally, these rooms can be converted into offices for special community projects. Currently, one of our offices is being utilized by a group that is conducting a census for the City of Lebanon. Also, in the winter, our local Big Brothers organization uses the recreation center to put together food boxes for people in the community. The goal of the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Center is to provide safe and efficient leisure activity for the residents of Lebanon and to make accommodations for the general public as needed.

The Buddy Maddox tennis courts are open to the public year round to allow people the opportunity to learn and participate in the game of tennis. In the spring the courts are utilized by the Lebanon Tennis team and Cumberland University Tennis team. In the summer, the City of Lebanon Recreation Department sponsors the Betty Rushing Tennis Clinic, which is a six-week program that teaches children ages 7-12 the fundamentals of the sport of tennis. Also in the summer, the tennis coach from Friendship Christian School and the tennis coach from Cumberland University have a couple of week-long tennis clinics at the Buddy Maddox tennis courts for children at all levels of play. The goal of these programs is to teach children the sport of tennis so that they can enjoy it for a lifetime as a fun leisure time activity.

The Recreation Department also provides the care and maintenance for the two softball fields at Elkins Park, next to the Driver License Testing Center. These fields are generally used by our Church Softball league that is made up of about six local churches. They also serve as extra practice fields for some of our local softball teams.

The Recreation Department is also responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of our newest baseball field, Veterans' Field. This complex has a stadium that holds about 500 people. Veterans' Field is "The Home of The Lebanon Blue Devils." It is also usedby the Cumberland Bulldogs baseball team. Various local, district, and state tournaments are hosted at this field.

The Recreation Department is also responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the City of Lebanon's three soccer fields that are off of Castle Heights Avenue, next to the Lebanon Airport. The Lebanon Youth Soccer Association is responsible for scheduling practices and games, registration, and puchasing uniforms, equipment, insurance, and officials. The league is open to children 4-18 years of age. The league has both a spring season and a fall season. There are currently about 700 children that participate in this league.
 

Recreation Department

Recreation Department
416 Baird Park Circle
Lebanon, TN 37090
Phone: (615) 449-0303

Recreation Department
Staff
Director Ext. 2
Dusty Jones Asst. Director
Charles Brown Field Superintendent Ext. 3
Program Director Ext. 1
John Hubbard Buildings and Grounds
Jason Scurlock Buildings and Grounds
Lloyd Brooks Buildings and Grounds
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 7:30 am-4:30 pm

 
City of Lebanon Recreation Department

 
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 7:30 am-4:30 pm

The mission of the City of Lebanon Recreation Department is to create high quality recreational experiences by providing clean, safe, and well-maintained leisure facilities and programs for the citizens of the City of Lebanon. The City of Lebanon Recreation Department is committed to providing its residents with a comprehensive parks system, various athletic programs for all ages, and numerous recreational events and activities. These parks, programs, and activities are offered in hopes of improving the quality of life and physical and mental well being of our citizens.

The Recreation Department staff is flexible, dedicated, and customer-focused. The staff continuously evaluates and assesses our programs in order to ensure quality, safety, and that the programs are meeting the needs of the community. Currently, the department operates with a staff of eight full-time employees, four part-time employees, and six part-time employees added during the spring and summer months for a total of tem part-time employees.

The Recreation Department also has the task of providing leisure-oriented programs, special events held at the Don Fox Community Park, and athletic programs such as Jr. Pro Football, Basketball, and T-ball. Presently, the City of Lebanon maintains six baseball fields, seven softball fields, three soccer fields, one football field, the Don Fox Community Park, the Buddy Maddox tennis courts, and the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Center.

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Administrative Division is to coordinate the overall development, planning, and administration of our parks and recreational facilities in order to meet the recreational needs of this community. The Administrative Division is responsible for the overall supervision of the department. The functions of the department include: personnel management, purchasing, record keeping, budget review, bid documentation, coordination of registration for our sport programs, and park pavilion reservations and rentals. The goals of the administration are to provide accurate information and assistance to the public and to monitor all purchases made by the department within the terms of our budget.

The mission of the Park Maintenance Division is to fulfill all tasks related to the maintenance of all of our athletic turf fields, all of our equipment such as site furniture and playgrounds, and our recreational facilities including the Don Fox Community Park and the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Center. The Park Maintenance Division also assists in the designing and development of capital improvement projects in order to continuously improve the quality of our recreation programs and activities. The goal of this division is to continue to provide a safe, clean, and enjoyable environment for all of Lebanon’s park and recreation facilities.

All in all, the Recreation Department is committed to the highest level of services possible and to improving the quality of life for the residents of the City of Lebanon. The Recreation Department takes great responsibility in maintaining and improving the City of Lebanon's recreational facilities in order to meet the leisure needs of the community. The Recreation Department is a very important and growing part of the City of Lebanon, and its objective is to expand its abilities to provide meaningful and accessible recreational opportunities for all.