Rec Center to re-open; 48 total Covid cases reported


The Colleton County Parks and Recreation Fitness Center will re-open on Tuesday May 26 with new policies and procedures in place that will be released by the end of next week.

New Fitness Center hours will be 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours will not change from the normal schedule (Saturdays 8:30-12:30, Sundays 1-6).

There will be no one or two day passes or new membership signups until Monday June 8.

Fitness classes will resume on Monday June 8 with new policies and procedures.

Baseball and softball local leagues (Dixie Softball and Dixie Youth Baseball) are cancelled. Refunds will be mailed out by the end of the month.

The first travel ball tournament is tentatively scheduled for June 13.


Colleton County officials have been notified of 48 total cases of COVID-19 in Colleton County, with nine new cases reported yesterday. These cases of COVID-19 are in the 29488 and 29481 ZIP codes, as well as two cases with unknown ZIP codes.

The ZIP code data for the state is available on DHEC’s COVID-19 webpage, specifically on the Testing & SC Data page, underneath the county map. This can be found by following the link below.

It's important to note that there are likely many more people in the community who have this virus and have never been tested. Also, DHEC isn’t notified when individuals are no longer infectious (i.e., they are well), and as a result, these numbers likely include people who have recovered and no longer pose a risk to others.

Colleton County residents are urged to follow the guidance of Governor McMaster and the recommendations of the CDC. This information can be accessed at


The following parks reopened on May 14th

  • Forest Hills Tennis Center (772 Ireland Hills Drive)
  • Pinckney Park (505 Hampton Street)
  • Gladys-Whidden Park (215 Lakeside Drive)
  • Shaniyah Burden Memorial Park (207 McDaniel Street)
  • Mayfield Terrace Park (652 Dowling Avenue)
  • Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary (Washington Street to Detreville Road)


County offices remain closed.

For information regarding county office closures, please see previous press releases, which can be found at, or by using the email addresses and phone numbers on the county’s website at

If you do not have access to the county’s website, please call 843-549-5221.


Governor McMaster issued an additional executive order today reopening public boat landings. If you have questions regarding Governor McMaster’s executive orders and how they relate to your business, please contact the South Carolina Department of Commerce by email at or by phone at 803-734-2873.

Governor Henry McMaster’s Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 Pandemic can be accessed by following the link below.


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