Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

Registration is open now for our youth winter soccer league.  It's a co-ed league available for children 3- 13 years old.  Sign up now through December 19th.  The league will run from January 2015 through early March 2015. &...read more
Fail at kickball as a kid?  Now is your chance to redeem yourself this winter in VLPRA's Co-Ed Adult Kickball League. Registration is open NOW!  Register your entire team for $200.  Don't have a team?   Sign up ind...read more
Kids and Homeowners: It's time to get into the holiday spirit and sign up for our Homes for the Holidays House Decorating Contest!  Homeowners, register online for one of four categories: "WOW!", "Humorous", "Neig...read more
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is welcoming a new assistant tennis pro, who’s bringing an exciting new program with him. Gary Cimperman comes to VLPRA from New Orleans where he was in charge of junior developmen...read more
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority received the highest possible state honor when it was named the Agency of the Year for population 80,001-150,000 by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association. VLPRA received the award ...read more
  • Winter Adult Kickball

  • Christmas House Decorating Contest

  • VLPRA Welcomes Assistant Tennis Pro

  • VLPRA Named State Agency of the Year

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Registration is open now for our youth winter soccer league.  It's a co-ed league available for children 3- 13 years old.  Sign up now through December 19th.  The league will run from January 2015 through early March 2015.

 

 

Fail at kickball as a kid?  Now is your chance to redeem yourself this winter in VLPRA's Co-Ed Adult Kickball League.

Registration is open NOW!  Register your entire team for $200.  Don't have a team?   Sign up individually for $20 and we'll place you on a team as a free agent!  It's a great way to meet people and have fun.

We'll play every Tuesday & Thursday night at Freedom Park, starting at 6:30 PM.  Games begin in January.  

THE NITTY GRITTY:
12-game season with a single elimination tournament
Teams must have 2 girls on the field at all times
Register online (link at the top of this page) or at the VLPRA Adult Athletics Office at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta

Kids and Homeowners:

It's time to get into the holiday spirit and sign up for our Homes for the Holidays House Decorating Contest!  Homeowners, register online for one of four categories: "WOW!", "Humorous", "Neighborhood Spirit", and "Reason for the Season".  Sign up by December 5th.

Kids: You'll be our judges!  Parents, just register your child online to be a judge.  Then on December 12th, you and your child will come to VLPRA's main office, load up on the bus with other kids and parents, and ride around the area looking at all the entries.  The kids decide who wins, and even get some Christmas goodies in the process.  

Judging is December 12th and it's completely free to enter your home to be judged or to enter your child as a judge!

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is welcoming a new assistant tennis pro, who’s bringing an exciting new program with him.

Gary Cimperman comes to VLPRA from New Orleans where he was in charge of junior development, adult beginner classes, and cardio tennis.  He helped build the largest and most intensive summer tennis camp program in the state of Louisiana and created a new Junior Team Tennis league for local youth.

Cimperman will bring that expertise to the VLPRA Tennis program, where he plans to work with the juniors program and create a new and exciting Cardio Tennis Program.  Cardio Tennis is a high-energy fitness class that incorporates tennis fundamentals with cardiovascular exercise to burn calories while having fun.

In addition to classes, Cimperman is also available for private lessons.  He holds certifications with the United States Professional Tennis Association and the United States Professional Tennis Registry.  He’s currently the USPTA Southern Assistant Pro of the Year and has published articles for various regional and national tennis magazines. 

VLPRA Executive Director George Page says Cimperman is a great addition.  "We are thrilled to have Gary on our team,” Page says.  “Our tennis program is fantastic, and he’s bringing even more fun, fresh ideas.”

Cimperman is already teaching clinics and accepting lessons.  Call the VLPRA Tennis Center at 229-333-1868 to schedule a lesson with Cimperman or with Head Pro Keith Childree.  Find out more about our Tennis Program by clicking on "Tennis" at the bottom of the page.

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority received the highest possible state honor when it was named the Agency of the Year for population 80,001-150,000 by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association.

VLPRA received the award at the GRPA State Conference banquet at Jekyll Island on Thursday, November 6th.  The agency also won three other state awards: the State Volunteer Award honoring Authority Board member Suzan Prince for her remarkable contributions, Outstanding Therapeutics Program for the Egg-Ceptional Egg Hunt, and Outstanding Special Event for the Stocked Cart Race.

The Agency of the Year award honors the top Parks & Recreation department in the state based on facilities, outstanding programs, staff development, and accomplishments.  The Authority’s achievements include launching a new online registration system, introducing a new website, and contributing nearly $4 million in economic impact by facilitating travel tournaments

VLPRA Executive Director George Page credits his staff and the VLPRA Board for the success.

“We have an incredibly dedicated team.  They truly care about being innovative and are diligent when it comes to providing the best facilities and programs possible,” Page says.  “This recognition is also a reflection of our supportive, hard-working Authority Board.”

Just last month, VLPRA received four District-wide awards.  The Authority was named the GRPA District 3 Agency of the Year, Suzan Prince received the “Special Recognition” Award, the Mildred Hunter Center’s Marching Pride Drill Team won Innovative Program of the Year, and Kids Kitchen won Innovative Camp of the Year.