Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

Come see the largest fireworks show in South Georgia- and it's completey FREE!  VLPRA's fireworks show will be Monday, July 4th.  It will be in the mall area, between exits 16 and 18 near I-75 at around 9:15 PM.  Please wa...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   “AROUND THE WORLD” PROM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES Sights and sounds from around the globe will delight guests at Mathis Auditorium this week as VLPRA holds is 8th Annual Prom for Individ...read more
Register NOW for our school-based Youth Football & Cheerleading League!   All equipment is provided in the VLPRA Youth Football League.  Helmets, pads, jerseys, pants, and even socks are provided- the only thing you bring is cleats. ...read more
Fail at kickball as a kid?  Now is your chance to redeem yourself in VLPRA's Co-Ed Adult Kickball League. Registration is open NOW!  Register your entire team for $200.  It's a great way to meet people and have fun. We...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
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Come see the largest fireworks show in South Georgia- and it's completey FREE!  VLPRA's fireworks show will be Monday, July 4th.  It will be in the mall area, between exits 16 and 18 near I-75 at around 9:15 PM.  Please watch from the Valdosta Mall side of the interstate.  There are plenty of wonderful places to get a great view.  We anticipate being the biggest fireworks show yet.  And, as always, it's FREE to watch!  Bring the family and some chairs to enjoy!


*If there are weather issues, please check back here or our facebook page (www.facebook.com/VLPRA).  If the fireworks rain out, our make up date is Tuesday, July 5th.  Same time, same place.


 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

“AROUND THE WORLD” PROM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Sights and sounds from around the globe will delight guests at Mathis Auditorium this week as VLPRA holds is 8th Annual Prom for Individuals with Disabilities.  The theme is "One Night Around the World" and prom is open to any individual with a disability, regardless of age.  

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority’s Therapeutics division has hosted the formal event for almost ten years.  Therapeutics Coordinator Tammy Crosby says the dance is one of the department’s most anticipated events.

“Many of our participants never got the chance to go to a school prom, so this is their opportunity to get dressed up and attend a formal dance.  They look forward to it every year and talk about it for months leading up to the big night.”

The dance will have all the features of a high school prom with a DJ, light refreshments, and the crowning of Prom King and Queen including flowers donated by Zant’s Flower Shop.  Wes Sewell Photography will be available from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM for official prom photos.

Prom runs from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, June 24th at Mathis Auditorium. Tickets are only $8.00 and are available at www.vlpra.com, at VLPRA’s main office on Forrest Street, and at the event itself.
 

Who: VLPRA Therapeutics Division
What: “One Night Around the World” Prom, a Formal Event for Individuals with Disabilities
When: Friday, June 24th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Mathis Auditorium
How much: $8.00 per ticket // Can be purchased in advance or at the door

Questions? Please contact VLPRA's main office at 229-259-3507

Register NOW for our school-based Youth Football & Cheerleading League!  

All equipment is provided in the VLPRA Youth Football League.  Helmets, pads, jerseys, pants, and even socks are provided- the only thing you bring is cleats.   Cheerleading uniforms are provided, too!  The program runs through the fall with about 10 games and a post season tournament.  We also have Athletic AND Academic All Star Teams!

Teams are based on school district, so whichever middle school your child is districted for will be the district your child plays in.  For instance, if you have a first-grader at Lake Park Elementary, then he or she will be on the Lowndes Middle Team since that is where he or she will eventually attend middle school.  Same thing goes for the city.  Scroll down past the flyers for the school breakdown and more info.

The breakdown is this:
Westside Elementary & Hahira Elementary---> Register for Hahira Middle Team
Clyattville, Lake Park, & Moulton Branch Elementary----> Register for Lowndes Middle Team
Pine Grove & Dewar Elementary----> Register for Pine Grove Middle Team
WG Nunn, Pinevale, & JL Lomax----> Register for JL Newbern Middle Team
Sallas Mahone & SL Mason Elementary----> Register for Valdosta Middle Team
Valwood----> Register for Valwood

Is your child enrolled in a different private school or home-schooled?  Call us and we will be happy to talk to you about your options!

We will do an evaluation and draft if necessary.  Practices will be held at North Lowndes Park in Hahira, South Lowndes in Lake Park, Freedom Park, Vallotton Athletic Complex, and Scott Park.  Games run September to November, with play finishing up before Thanksgiving.  Our All-Star program runs through December.  Games will be held at the parks mentioned above and of course at Bazemore-Hyder and Martin Stadiums!

Football and cheerleading uniforms as well as helmets and pads are included in the registration fees.   It’s $75 for tackle football and $50 for flag football and cheerleading. Parents can register their children online at www.vlpra.com or at VLPRA’s main office at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.  The league is solely run by VLPRA.  Please do not contact the schools with questions.

***We will need coaches!!!!  All coaches must go through a background check prior to holding practice.  The background check is free.  

Click here to go to the background check portal.

 

 

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

Registration is open NOW!  Register your entire team for $200.  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.  

THE NITTY GRITTY:
10-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
Registration Deadline: June 30th 

 



 

 

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