Time to get out and get healthy, and have fun



Managing Editor

Now that spring will soon give way to summer, the warm weather is a good time for young and old alike to get active, all the while having fun.


Athough it may seem a contradiction, chair aerobics is proving a popular way for senior citizens to stop just sitting around. Chair aerobics is offered at 10:15 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

There are a number of programs for more active adults. Among these are:

Step aerobics

Core strength training


Fitness fusion


Cross training

Kickbox fusion

Body sculpting

There also are events such as line dancing and Polynesian dancing.

Adults who are more serious about working out in a more traditional rigor there is the fitness center, which opened in 2019. It is a state-of-the-art facility that has proven very popular. It includes both free weights and weight machines. There are separate locker rooms and showers, and hand towels and bath towels are available free of charge.

One sport that has taken off is pickleball. For anyone interested in learning and playing, the recreation center has courts set aside from 7:45-10:30 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

There also is Dogwood Hills Golf Course, a nine-hole course open to the public that owned by the Colleton County Parks and Recreation Department.


For the younger set, baseball and softball are now underway. Play is determined by age brackets and gender, with only one bracket, 4-year-old T-ball being coed.

Brackets are:

Boys Ages

5-6: T-ball

7-8: Coach pitch

9-10: Minor league

11-12: Ozone

Girls Ages

5-6: T-ball

7-8: Coach pitch (Darlings)

9-10: Minor league (Angels)

There is no bracket for ages 11-12 this year

These are just some of the many options and opportunities available during warm weather. So, get out there and get active.


Colleton County Parks & Recreation

280 Recreation Lane



843-538-4937 (fax)

Website: rec.colletoncounty.org