Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

REGISTRATION EXTENDED! WE HAVE EXTENDED THE SIGN UP DEADLINE FROM 2/5 TO 2/19! VLPRA is registering for our 2017 Spring Youth Baseball and Softball League NOW! Check out the different leagues listed below and see how you can ge...read more
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board will meet Wednesday, February 15th at 4:30 PM at the main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.   The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recre...read more
Get your sweetie and celebrate Valentine's Day with a free movie in the park!  VLPRA and Bubba Highsmith State Farm present "Movies in the Park" featuring "Hitch" starring Will Smith on Tuesday, February 14th at Freedom P...read more
Register now for our Men's Basketball League!  Bring your team and your A-game.   It's open to men 17 and up.  The league is designed for anyone who loves basketball.  It's only $495 per team and that incl...read more
Register now for text message alerts!  VLPRA has text alerts for all of our outdoor sports.  The instructions to sign up for alerts are posted below.   We encourage every parent and/or participant to sign up for these alerts, as the...read more

Find youth basketball schedules with scores under Athletics > Youth Athletics at the top of the page.

  • VLPRA Board Meetings

  • 2/14: Movie in the Park "Hitch"

  • Sign up for Men's Basketball

  • Text Alerts for Rainouts

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REGISTRATION EXTENDED! WE HAVE EXTENDED THE SIGN UP DEADLINE FROM 2/5 TO 2/19!

VLPRA is registering for our 2017 Spring Youth Baseball and Softball League NOW! Check out the different leagues listed below and see how you can get your child on the field!  Games are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, but you will only play two games per week unless there is a rain make up.  Sometimes rain make ups will happen on Saturday mornings, but we try to avoid that.  Practices are up to the coach.  The season runs April through May.  

Registration closes February 19th - parents can click here to register online or sign up at 1901 N. Forrest Street, Valdosta.

Want to be a coach?  Call Jesse at 333-1853 and make sure you have done your background check.  Need to fill yours out?  It's easy.  Just click here to go to our online portal.  It's free and required if you plan to coach with us.

Non-competitive Leagues: 

Fee Structure for Non-competitive Leagues: $50 in Lowndes County // $60 out of County ($5 discount for additional child)


Competitive Leagues Baseball // Softball: 

Fee Structure for Competitve Leagues: $75 in Lowndes County // $85 out of County ($5 discount for additional child)

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board will meet Wednesday, February 15th at 4:30 PM at the main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.

 

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board's Facilities Committee will meet Wednesday, February 15th at 3:30 PM at the main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.

 

 

Get your sweetie and celebrate Valentine's Day with a free movie in the park!  VLPRA and Bubba Highsmith State Farm present "Movies in the Park" featuring "Hitch" starring Will Smith on Tuesday, February 14th at Freedom Park on Guest Road.  The movie starts at 6:00 PM.  It is rated PG-13, so parents please be familiar with the MPAA ratings.  

Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic for a perfect date night watching the blockbuster romantic comedy "Hitch"!  No registration is required- just show up.

ENTER TO WIN!
You also have a chance to win a free basket filled with goodies to enjoy during the film!  It will have cheese, crackers, chocolates, and more.

To enter:
1. LIKE Bubba Highsmith State Farm Agent on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bubbastatefarm)
2. SHARE this post on your personal Facebook profile
3. COMMENT 'done' on this post when you've finished steps 1 & 2

Winner will be chose at random on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  We will give you your prize at the park!

Register now for our Men's Basketball League!  Bring your team and your A-game.  

It's open to men 17 and up.  The league is designed for anyone who loves basketball.  It's only $495 per team and that includes a shirt, games, postseason, and championship trophies.  For more information, contact the Mildred Hunter Community Center at 229-259-5407.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register now for text message alerts!  VLPRA has text alerts for all of our outdoor sports.  The instructions to sign up for alerts are posted below.  

We encourage every parent and/or participant to sign up for these alerts, as 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 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).

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Go to www.rainedout.com and search for VLPRA. Click on the blue underlined VLPRA link.
    a. Enter your phone number, click the box for “Agree to terms of service”, then click “Start Signup”
    b. Check your phone.  You should get a text message from 844-83.  Inside this text, you will find your validation code.  Enter that code into   
        the space on the rainedout.com website and click “Validate Code”.
    c. The site will then take you to the “Receive Alerts” section.  We have alerts for all of our sports and they are broken down by season.        
    d. Please click “Subscribe” for every set of alerts that applies to you.  For instance, if your child plays spring softball and you attend our
        tennis clinics, you will want to click both “2017 Spring Youth Baseball & Softball” and “VLPRA Tennis”.  Most of our alerts are seasonal,
         meaning you will only get alerts for the season listed.  If you sign up for alerts for 2016 Spring Youth Baseball & Softball, you will
        only get those alerts until the season ends.  If your child plays in the fall or next spring, you will have to sign up again for those season. 
        This prevents parents from receiving unwanted texts season after season.
    e. You can cancel text alerts at any time by replying STOP to the alert.  This only stops the alert for that subscription.  For example, if you
        reply STOP to a youth baseball alert, that will remove you from the youth baseball list.  But if you are still subscribed to tennis alerts, you
         will receive them until you reply STOP to a tennis alert text.

2. If you would like to also register your email address, please go back to the main page (www.rainedout.com) and follow the same instructions
    as above, using your email address instead of your cell phone number.

Another way to find us on RainedOut: www.rainedout.com ---> search VLPRA ----> click on the link ----> register for alerts!