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
DID YOU KNOW?  VLPRA champions sports tourism in Valdosta and Lowndes County by facilitating sports tournaments.  VLPRA facilities hosted 35 baseball and softball tournaments resulted in $4.8 Million in economic impact and 9,500 roo...read more
Join us for a FREE MOVIE!  On Saturday, October 20th, VLPRA will team up with Hahira Happenings to show the Disney hit "Coco" by the caboose in downtown Hahira (200 W. Main Street).  Bring a blanket or chairs and your whole family...read more
Congratulations to our Fishing Rodeo winners!  We look forward to seeing you next year!  To see photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vlpra   AGES 5-9 Bank Category Biggest Fish 1.8 lbs &ndas...read more
Authority Board Meeting The next Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th at 4:30 PM at VLPRA's main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street. Facilities Meeting...read more

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  • VLPRA: An Economic Engine

  • Free Movie in Park 10/20: Coco

  • Fishing Rodeo

  • Authority Board Meetings

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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 3rd.

Teams can enter by bringing 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 3rd 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 hands out food on Fridays 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, oatmeal packets, pop top tuna kits, vienna sausages, raisins, etc.


THINGS TO REMEMBER:
-Get with your business or friends and create a team
-Gather food to donate
-Create a "Team Theme" and gather your decorations.
-Show up to the race on 11/3 at 9AM.  You have one hour to decorate your cart
-Have at least one runner ready to race!!!!!!
-We will have a youth division (12 years old and under) and an adult division (13 years old and up).  Register based on the age of your runner. 

WHO: Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority (VLPRA), Lowes, and Hungry at Home
WHAT: Holiday Stocked Cart Race
WHEN: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
WHERE: Lowes side parking lot (1106 North St. Augustine Road)
WHY: To have fun and help others! 

DID YOU KNOW? 

VLPRA champions sports tourism in Valdosta and Lowndes County by facilitating sports tournaments.  VLPRA facilities hosted 35 baseball and softball tournaments resulted in $4.8 Million in economic impact and 9,500 room nights for local hotels in the last fiscal year.  We take pride in providing exceptional facilities and second-mile service. 

Recently, VLPRA facilitated the USTA Mixed Doubles Georgia State Championship Tournament, which typically has an economic impact of $450,000 for just one weekend of play.  Find out more about the tournament by clicking here.

We are proud to be an economic engine for our area!

 

Join us for a FREE MOVIE!  On Saturday, October 20th, VLPRA will team up with Hahira Happenings to show the Disney hit "Coco" by the caboose in downtown Hahira (200 W. Main Street).  Bring a blanket or chairs and your whole family for the free event.  There will be concessions for sale (cash only please), and picnics are welcome.  We will show the film on our massive 20 foot inflatable screen (with subtitles for those who are hearing impaired).  It's a fun, free way to spend the evening with your loved ones enjoying South Georgia's beautiful fall weather.  No registration required, just show up.  We'll see you at the movies!

 

Congratulations to our Fishing Rodeo winners!  We look forward to seeing you next year!  To see photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vlpra
 

AGES 5-9

Bank Category
Biggest Fish 1.8 lbs – Milania Owens (7 years old )
Most fish 6 – Milania Owens (7 years old)

AGES 10-14

Bank Category
Biggest Fish 1.6oz  - Lilly Cleary (14 years old)
Most Fish 4 – Justin Blake Hasty (11 years old)

Boat Category
Biggest Fish 3.1 lbs Peyton Luig (13 years old)
Most Fish 5 – Ben Ogletree (13 years old)


AGES 15-18

Boat Category
Biggest Fish 2.0 lbs – Malike Lane (17 years old)
Most Fish 4 – Malike Lane (17 years old)

Authority Board Meeting
The next Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th at 4:30 PM at VLPRA's main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street.


Facilities Meeting
The next Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th at 3:45 PM at VLPRA's main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street.