Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

Your child can go on a Safari Adventure with us every day this summer!  5-12 year olds will have a blast at one of two locations: South Lowndes Recreation Center in Lake Park OR the Mildred Hunter Community Center in Valdosta.  5-21 ye...read more
Register NOW for youth summer tennis camp!  Register online at the link above or call Keith at 229-333-1868 to sign up. ...read more
  Treat your mom like a queen this Mother’s Day by taking her to VLPRA’s Third Annual Mother-Son Ball at the Mildred Hunter Community Center (MHCC).  The dance is Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 509 South Fry Street from 7:00PM to 9...read more
We have set the schedules for this spring's baseball/softball/t-ball season.  You can find the schedule for each league below and also under "Athletics">"Youth Athletics" at the top of our webpage. We were originall...read more
VLPRA gladly rents out our facilities to residents for special events, family gatherings, birthday parties, and even weddings.  Our 40+ parks and facilities have picnic shelters, gazebos, and pavilions that are perfect for gatherings of vario...read more
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Your child can go on a Safari Adventure with us every day this summer!  5-12 year olds will have a blast at one of two locations: South Lowndes Recreation Center in Lake Park OR the Mildred Hunter Community Center in Valdosta.  5-21 year olds with special needs will have an awesome time at South Lowndes.  Only $90 per child, per week!  Includes all field trips as well as lunch and a snack each day.

We'll morph into members of the Animal Kingdom, go on an art adventure with paint and clay, hit the road to learn about food and culture from places like Africa and Australia, and go wild with our "Rumble in the Jungle" challenge!  Registration begins here at www.vlpra.com on Monday, April 11th.  You can also sign up in our office at 1901 North Forrest Street.

Kids Kitchen is back by popular demand! This will be a fun filled week packed full of farm field trips, menu prep and cooking culinary masterpieces with local community members. Your child will learn about nutrition and how food that is grown locally appears in our restaurants and stores. Field trips will include Rutland's Farm and petting zoo, Mellow Mushroom, and many more! Children will get hands on experience with creating healthy snacks and meals and once again have the opportunity to create their own restaurant from scratch and show off their skills to their families! Kids Kitchen is open to children ages 5-12 and is $90 per child. The program runs from 7:30am - 5:30pm the week of Jul 18th - 22nd and will be located the VLPRA Craig Center (1104 W. Gordon St., Valdosta). 

Can't wait to see you there!

 

Register NOW for youth summer tennis camp!  Register online at the link above or call Keith at 229-333-1868 to sign up.

 

Treat your mom like a queen this Mother’s Day by taking her to VLPRA’s Third Annual Mother-Son Ball at the Mildred Hunter Community Center (MHCC).  The dance is Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 509 South Fry Street from 7:00PM to 9:00 PM. 

There will be light refreshments available and a photographer on staff to capture your special moment at the prom-style event.  Mothers and sons of all ages are welcome; you are never too young or too old to dance with your mother.  Space is extremely limited and tickets are only $15.00 per couple.  Participants can purchase add-on tickets for additional family members at $5.00 per person.

Tickets are available online at www.vlpra.com, at the Forrest Street Administration Building, or at the Mildred Hunter Community Center.  For more information, contact the Mildred Hunter Community Center at 229-259-5407.

 

Who:            Mothers and Sons of any age
When:          Friday, May 6th, 2016
Where:         Mildred Hunter Community Center, 509 South Fry Street
Price:            $15.00 per couple; extra tickets are $5 per person

 

We have set the schedules for this spring's baseball/softball/t-ball season.  You can find the schedule for each league below and also under "Athletics">"Youth Athletics" at the top of our webpage.

We were originally planning to start our season on Monday, April 11th, but because of uniform issues, we have had to push back opening day.  We will now begin our season on Monday, April 18th.  We hope you are able to take advantage of an extra week of practice and look forward to seeing you on the 18th!  Please be sure to sign up for text alerts- it is the fastest way to know if VLPRA has cancelled games/practices due to bad weather.  Instructions are at the bottom of this page.

2016 SPRING YOUTH T-BALL, BASEBALL, & SOFTBALL SCHEDULES
3-4 Year Old T-Ball National League
3-4 Year Old T-Ball American League
5-6 Year Old Coach Pitch
5-7 Year Old Coach Pitch National League
5-7 Year Old Coach Pitch American League
7-8 Year Old Coach Pitch
7-8 Year Old Girls Softball
9-12 Year Old Girls Softball
9-10 Year Old Boys Baseball
11-12 Year Old Boys Baseball


 

TEXT ALERTS FOR RAINOUTS

We now offer text alerts for game cancellations.  They are the fastest way to find out if we are cancelling games or events based on bad weather or other emergencies.  We will only send alerts if it affects a large number of people.  For instance, we will send alerts when games are cancelled or when practices for an entire league or an entire park are cancelled. We will not send text alerts for individual team announcements or cancellations.  If a coach cancels practice, it is up to him or her to alert his/her players. We have alerts for all of our sports and they are (mostly) broken down by season. You will have to register for alerts at the beginning of each season. This keeps participants from getting unwanted texts.

We do not charge for text alerts and they are optional, but recommended. (Standard text messaging rates do apply, so please check with your carrier to make sure you will not receive charges from your cell phone provider).

HOW TO REGISTER FOR ALERTS:
Go to www.rainedout.com ---> search VLPRA ----> click on the blue VLPRA under "preferred results"----> register for alerts!

VLPRA gladly rents out our facilities to residents for special events, family gatherings, birthday parties, and even weddings. 

Our 40+ parks and facilities have picnic shelters, gazebos, and pavilions that are perfect for gatherings of various sizes.  Many feature electricity and bathrooms.  We even have a beautiful sanctuary that is popular for wedding ceremonies and a large multipurpose room in the same building with a full kitchen to accommodate receptions.  Many center rentals will include access to a full kitchen and the use of tables and chairs.  All rentals require a deposit.  Please click here for a full list of rentals.

 

STAGE
Our brand-new portable, hydraulically powered stage is available for rent.  Our staff will deliver the stage, set it up, take it down, and stay with the stage for the duration of your event.  The stage is 32 feet long and almost 24 feet deep.  It’s an open air, outdoor stage perfect for large events.  A PA system, mic stand, tables, and chairs are also available for rent.

PORTABLE BLEACHERS
VLPRA’s new hydraulically powered bleachers feature a canopy and handrails.  The bleachers hold well over 200 people and can act as main or overflow seating for your outdoor event.  VLPRA staff will deliver and pick up the bleachers as part of your rental.

SHOWMOBILE
VLPRA’s Showmobile is a portable stage with a roof and three walls.  The front wall opens to reveal the stage itself.  The Showmobile’s dimensions are 22 x 16.

A PA system, mic stand, tables, and chairs are also available for rent.  VLPRA staff will deliver and pick up the bleachers as part of your rental.  A PA system, mic stand, tables, and chairs are also available for rent.

 

TABLES AND CHAIRS
VLPRA offers 4-foot round tables and matching black chairs for rent.  Rent up to 100 chairs and 13 tables at a time.  VLPRA staff delivers the tables and chairs in a trailer.  Renters are responsible for set up and take down.

 

 

Call 229-259-3507 for more information, rates, and availability.