John W. Saunders Memorial Park

John W. Saunders Memorial Park is an ideal space for large gatherings as it houses 6 covered picnic shelters that are available for rent. The largest one holds up to 150 people with more than a dozen picnic tables and has its own designated restrooms. The other shelters hold two picnic tables each. Every shelter features electricity and a designated grill. A paved walking and nature trail leads from the largest shelter through a beautifully shaded wooded area. The park also boasts two regulation-sized outdoor basketball courts, a playground, and an amphitheater complete with electricity and stage lights that can seat hundreds of people. The shelters, amphitheater, and basketball courts are all available for rent through our main office.

Rental Information

  • Amphitheater-  $42.50 per hour
  • Basketball Court 1&2- $11.25 per hour
  • Concessions- $50 per day
  • Large Pavilion (includes: picnic tables, restrooms, and a kitchen)- $42.50 per hour with 4 hour minimum
  • Pavilions 2-6 (4 hour minimum)- $45; $11.25 each additional hour
  • Call our main office at 229-259-3507 to reserve your rental.
An image of an aerial view of sitting area in park with trees and two outdoor basketball courts.
An image of an enclosed picnic shelter with open air windows that have no glass.
An image of an aerial view of a playground.
An image of a large red picnic shelter that can hold over 100 people surrounded by trees.


John W. Saunders Memorial Park
1151 River Street
Valdosta, GA 31601