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Leisure and Cultural Services Department

HK Leisure and Cultural Services Department Logo.svg
Agency overview
Headquarters Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Employees 7,579 (March 2008) [1]
Annual budget 5,054.9m HKD (2008-09) [2]
Agency executive Ms. Michelle LI Mei-sheung, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services
Website www.lcsd.gov.hk
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
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LCSD headquarters
Traditional Chinese 康樂及文化事務署
Simplified Chinese 康乐及文化事务署

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (Chinese: 康樂及文化事務署, often abbreviated as LCSD, is a department in the Government of Hong Kong. It reports to the Home Affairs Bureau, headed by the Secretary for Home Affairs. It provides leisure and cultural activities for the people of Hong Kong, which was also one of the tasks of the former Urban Council and Regional Council. It manages various public facilities around Hong Kong including public libraries, swimming pools, and sports centres. The well-known Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Hong Kong Space Museum are among several museums also managed by the department. It was established in 2000 and its headquarters is in Shatin, New Territories.

List of directors for LCSD[edit]

  • Thomas Chow Tat-ming
  • Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee (2009–2014)
  • Michelle Li Mei-sheung (2014–present)[1]

Facilities and services[edit]


Hong Kong museum of history


Most public parks and gardens are managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Public libraries[edit]

Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) consists of 67 static and 10 mobile libraries offering a total collection of 12.3 million items of books, audio/video materials, newspapers and periodicals, etc.[2] Among the most significant libraries are the Hong Kong Central Library, Kowloon Public Library, and Sha Tin Public Library.

Sports and fitness[edit]

The LCSD operates two stadia (Hong Kong Stadium and Mong Kok Stadium) and numerous sports grounds, indoor sporting halls and courts, and public swimming pools.

Sports Subvention Scheme[edit]

Under the Sports Subvention Scheme, the LCSD provides recurrent subvention to 58 national sports associations (NSAs) in Hong Kong, at levels ranging from around HK$0.5 million to HK$10 million (in 2011-12). Until 2004-2005, NSAs received subventions from the statutory Hong Kong Sports Development Board.[3] NSAs are members of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, which is the National Olympic Committee in Hong Kong responsible for the co-ordination of all local sports organizations and promotion of sports in Hong Kong.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Senior appointments (with photos)". Government of Hong Kong. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Public Libraries - Introduction". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Legislative Council Panel on Home Affairs LC Paper No. CB(2)772/11-12(04)

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7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:22:30 -0800

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Dunhuang Academy, and co-organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Dunhuang Academy. Solely sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities ...
Sail World
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:22:30 -0800

... organised by the Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) and co-organized by the Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association (HKODA) and the Hong Kong Schools Sailing Association (HKSSA), with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:45:00 -0800

It has been reported that 27 primary school students collectively suffered from acute gastroenteritis earlier and prior to that, they had drunk water from the drinking fountains in Tai Po Waterfront Park. This incident has aroused public concerns ...

The Epoch Times

The Epoch Times
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:22:30 -0800

HK now has five indoor greens with two of them operated by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department at Ap Lei Chau and Sai Wan Ho. The other three greens belong to private clubs including CdeR, HKFC and Craigengower Cricket Club. A sixth indoor ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:18:45 -0800

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The prize ceremony for the Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese 2014 organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department was held today (November 27) at the Lecture Theatre of the ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:18:45 -0800

(e) The Task Force on Business Liaison Groups (BLGTF) welcomes the implementation of a fast track application procedure for processing simple cases of non-designated use of places of amusement by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:36:49 -0800

A proposal to move a medieval well that lies in the way of the Sha Tin-Central railway might destroy a link to the ancient Silk Road, lawmakers said yesterday. They urged the government to check whether the well, dating to the Song (960-1279) or Yuan ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 14:17:28 -0800

Ninety per cent of the trees that died in the past four years were managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and 60 per cent were on Hong Kong Island. More than a third died of brown root rot disease, which has spread across the city.

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