Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

Join us for the first-ever Junior Winnersville Classic!!! It’s the All Star Games for VLPRA’s youth football teams.   Originally scheduled for the 7th, now on the 14th. The All Star Players from all of VLPRA’s teams w...read more
Spaghetti with Santa, our famous Ugly Sweater 5K, free movies, and more!  We have a full week of fun holiday activities planned and hope you can join us for our annual VLPRA's Six Days of Christmas. On Monday, December 18th, the Azalea Wi...read more
NOW SHOWING: "Moana"! Celebrate the holidays with two free movies in the park! On Tuesday, December 19th, “The Santa Clause” will play on the Authority’s massive inflatable screen.  The PG-rated film will p...read more
Get your ugly on- it's time for our annual Ugly Sweater 5K!  We give out awards for top overall male and female, top finishers in each age group, and (of course) for the Ugliest Sweater!!!!! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ...read more
Kick off Christmas week with a free concert! The Azalea Winds Community Band will play a symphony of holiday classics sure to delight children and those who are still kids at heart. This is no three-piece band- the Azalea Winds is a full orchestra! &...read more

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  • Six Days of Christmas

  • FREE Christmas Movies in the Park

  • Ugly Sweater 5K

  • FREE Christmas Symphony 12/18

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Join us for the first-ever Junior Winnersville Classic!!!
It’s the All Star Games for VLPRA’s youth football teams.  
Originally scheduled for the 7th, now on the 14th.

The All Star Players from all of VLPRA’s teams will play in three games: a Flag Kindergarten/1st Grade game at 5:30 PM, a tackle 2nd/3rd grade game at 6:30 PM, and a tackle 4th/5th grade game at 7:30 PM. It will be just like the high school Winnersville Classic with Valdosta All Stars facing Lowndes All Stars at Martin Stadium. All Star youth cheerleaders will be on the sidelines, too!

It will be a spectacle with high school players from Lowndes and Valdosta on the sidelines as well as cheerleaders and even the Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen!! This will be a night to remember for all the participants and community alike!

Admission is FREE, so lets fill up the stadium and support our youth football players and cheerleaders! Come join the fun and cheer on the Wildcats or the Vikings at the first ever Junior Winnersville Classic on Thursday, December 14th at Lowndes High School’s Martin Stadium.

Spaghetti with Santa, our famous Ugly Sweater 5K, free movies, and more!  We have a full week of fun holiday activities planned and hope you can join us for our annual VLPRA's Six Days of Christmas.

On Monday, December 18th, the Azalea Winds Community Band will perform a FREE Christmas Symphony at the Senior Center.
On Tuesday, 12/19, it's a free movie in the park featuring "The Santa Clause" at Drexel Park. (FREE)
On Wednesday, 12/20, we'll host a dinner party with Kris Kringle himself at "Spaghetti with Santa".
On Thursday, 12/21, it's another free movie in the park featuring the live action version of "The Grinch" at Saunders Park. (FREE)
On Friday, 12/22, we will host our first ever "Gingerbread Workshop" where you can create a cookie masterpiece and visit with Santa.
On Saturday, 12/23, it's time for our second annual Ugly Sweater 5K and Fun Run at Freedom Park! ($15 for Fun Run, $25 for 5K; price goes up on raceday).

No registration is necessary for the symphony, the movies, or the Gingerbread Workshop. Check back soon to register for Spaghetti with Santa.
CLICK HERE to sign up for our Ugly Sweater 5K & Fun Run.

NOW SHOWING: "Moana"!

Celebrate the holidays with two free movies in the park!

On Tuesday, December 19th, “The Santa Clause” will play on the Authority’s massive inflatable screen.  The PG-rated film will play at Drexel Park, located at 1401 North Patterson Street.

On Thursday, December 21st, VLPRA brings the magical movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to J.W. Saunders Park, at 1151 River Street in Valdosta.  The live action movie starring Jim Carrey is rated PG.

Both movies start at 5:45 PM and both are completely FREE!  Bring the whole family, a picnic, and your blankets to snuggle up for the show.  No registration necessary.  

 

Get your ugly on- it's time for our annual Ugly Sweater 5K!  We give out awards for top overall male and female, top finishers in each age group, and (of course) for the Ugliest Sweater!!!!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Kick off Christmas week with a free concert! The Azalea Winds Community Band will play a symphony of holiday classics sure to delight children and those who are still kids at heart. This is no three-piece band- the Azalea Winds is a full orchestra!  

No registration is necessary and you don't have to buy tickets. Just show up! It's at VLPRA's Senior Center at 1360 East Park Avenue on Monday, December 18th at 7:00 PM.