Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

Rev up your engines for the annual VLPRA Stocked Cart Race: a food-raiser for Hungry at Home.  Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is inviting your organization to create a team of four people who will bring food donation...read more
NOW SHOWING: "Monsters, Inc."! Celebrate the spookiest season with a Monster Movie Bash!  Join us on Saturday night, October 21st for a FREE showing of Disney's "Monsters, Inc." (Rated G).  We are playing the bloc...read more
Board Meeting The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board will meet Tuesday, October 17th at 4:30 PM at the main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta. Facilities Committee Meeting The Vald...read more
CURRENT COACHING NEEDS: -Volleyball -Soccer -Youth Baseball/Softball/Tball   Make a difference the in the life of a child- become a volunteer coach!  VLPRA is always looking for dedicated, patient, caring coaches.  We provide ...read more
Register now through October 22nd for VLPRA's school-based youth basketball league!  It's open to K through 12th graders in Valdosta and Lowndes County.   Teams are split by grade, gender, and school.  We anticipate each gra...read more

Baseball & Soccer Schedules are up! Click Athletics> Youth Athletics at the top of this page to view them.  

  • FREE Movie in the Park 10/21

  • VLPRA Board Meeting

  • Volunteer Coaches Needed

  • Sign up Now for Youth Basketball

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Rev up your engines for the annual VLPRA Stocked Cart Race: a food-raiser for Hungry at Home.  Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority is inviting your organization to create a team of four people who will bring food donations, decorate a shopping cart, and drag race it against other teams on November 4th.

Teams can enter by signing up at the link above or on site.  There's no fee, but each team must bring at least $25 worth of food to the event; more is better!  Each team will then be given a cart and time to decorate that cart in whatever theme the team chooses.  Then the teams will be matched up in head-to-head drag races to see who can push the fastest cart.  Check in begins at 9:00 AM on November 4th in the Lowes side parking lot on St. Augustine Road (behind Zaxbys).  Racing starts at 10:00 AM.  We will NOT accept money- only food that Lowes will donate to  "Hungry at Home".  HAH gives backpacks full of food every Friday to kids in our schools who don't have enough to eat on the weekends. (www.hungryathome.org).  Please donate food that a child can cook without adult assistance.  Think: pop top Chef Boyardee meals, granola bars, pop top tuna kits, vienna sausages, raisins, etc.

WHO: Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority (VLPRA), Lowes, and Hungry at Home

WHAT: Holiday Stocked Cart Race
WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017
WHERE: Lowes side parking lot (1106 North St. Augustine Road)
WHY: To have fun and help others! 

NOW SHOWING: "Monsters, Inc."!

Celebrate the spookiest season with a Monster Movie Bash!  Join us on Saturday night, October 21st for a FREE showing of Disney's "Monsters, Inc." (Rated G).  We are playing the blockbuster animated film on our inflatable movie screen at North Lowndes Park, located at 7715 Sonny Rogers Memorial Drive.  The event is completely free and no registration is required.

Be sure to bring blankets or chairs for a fun, free event the whole family can enjoy.  You're welcome to bring a picnic and we will be selling limited concessions (cash only, please).  VLPRA is proud to partner with the Hahira Merchants Association to show this film.

Board Meeting
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board will meet Tuesday, October 17th at 4:30 PM at the main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.

Facilities Committee Meeting
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board's Facilities Committee will meet Tuesday, October 17th at 3:30 PM at the main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.

CURRENT COACHING NEEDS:
-Volleyball
-Soccer
-Youth Baseball/Softball/Tball

 

Make a difference the in the life of a child- become a volunteer coach!  VLPRA is always looking for dedicated, patient, caring coaches.  We provide a variety of youth sports which means there are a lot of teams that need leaders.  It doesn't matter if you played in the pros or if you just enjoy a little game of catch, there is a spot for you!

We have football, baseball, softball, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, and volleyball.  Coaching positions are easier to fill in some sports than in others.  If you have any knowledge of any of these sports and would like to volunteer, please call Jesse at 333-1853 for baseball/softball/tball and soccer.  Call Rachel at 259-3507 for volleyball.  Every volunteer coach must pass a background check and receive a badge before he or she is allowed to attend practices or games in a coaching capacity.  Your background check is good for one year, so you can coach several sports if you like.  If you already coach for us, please be aware of when your background check expires and come see us to re-up.  

Thanks for your interest in volunteering- local kids need you!

Register now through October 22nd for VLPRA's school-based youth basketball league!  It's open to K through 12th graders in Valdosta and Lowndes County.  

Teams are split by grade, gender, and school.  We anticipate each grade at each public school to have a boys team and a girls team.  Also open to private schools and Scintilla students!  

This is a recreational league where EVERYONE plays.  Practices and games will be held at local schools and at VLPRA gyms.  The one-time registration fee is $75.00 and includes uniforms, practices/games, awards, and equipment.  We are happy to announce that we have an Athletic All Star team as well as Academic All Stars to reward outstanding behavior both on and off the court.  

The season runs December through early March including a tournament.  ***Our middle school games will not begin until later in the season, immediately following the school system's basketball season.  

Games will be at area schools as well as at our gyms.  Games vary in days and times: there will be games on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings as well as Saturdays mornings but your team will play a max of two to three games per week.  Practice days and times are up to the individual coaches.  Typically once the season starts, teams only practice once per week. 

VLPRA reserves the right to combine schools and or grades as necessary.

****We will need several volunteer coaches!  Please contact us at 333-1853 if you are interested.
****Children who are currently participating in football, cheerleading, baseball, softball, tball, and volleyball will be able to play basketball as there is little to no overlap.  The only conflict is winter soccer- a child cannot play winter soccer and basketbal at the same time.