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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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82 news items

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 02:49:21 -0700

The strike will affect staffing across Hong Kong's 20 public beaches and pools, but only five pools have facilities that will need to be temporarily closed, said Anson Lo, a spokesman for Hong Kong's Leisure and Cultural Services Department. He said ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:58:37 -0700

It is subject to a detailed study of its long-term development plan, which the Leisure and Cultural Services Department commissioned in January. Stakeholders consulted by the Kadoorie Institute of the University of Hong Kong, which will produce a ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:09:57 -0700

Such areas are few and far between in Hong Kong since "open space" as the government likes to call it falls under the dreaded rule of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. We often had occasion to marvel at their management of squash courts ...
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:34:53 -0700

Earlier this month, the Post reported that the Hong Kong Arts Festival is in the midst of a discussion with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for an increase in funding so it can bring more top acts to Hong Kong and "groom artistic talents ...
South China Morning Post (subscription) (blog)
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 03:28:51 -0700

A key problem has been the absence of a clear definition of what a museum is. Most museums – 15 plus the Hong Kong Film Archive – are managed by the government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department. There are only a handful of private museums ...

the Diplomat

the Diplomat
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:45 -0700

... this reasoning has been disputed by the independent volunteer team, citing that any registered group, society, or trade union can submit a permit request to use public sites like Victoria Park to the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:15:00 -0700

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Shandong Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, and co-organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and the Museum of the Sino-Japanese War of ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:22:30 -0700

The concert by the Hong Kong Zheng Orchestra is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be staged at 8pm on October 4 (Saturday) at the Auditorium of Sha Tin Town Hall. Tickets priced at $120, $150 and $180 are now available ...

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