Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

Your child can go on a Safari Adventure with us every day this summer!  5-12 year olds will have a blast at one of two locations: South Lowndes Recreation Center in Lake Park OR the Mildred Hunter Community Center in Valdosta.  5-21 ye...read more
Register NOW for our summer youth soccer league.  It's a co-ed league available for children as young as three years old!  We also have a league for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that is split by gender and separated by sch...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
Upcoming Meetings: Finance Committee Meeting The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority Board's Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, May 18th at 3:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at VLPRA's main offi...read more
We have set the schedules for this spring's baseball/softball/t-ball season.  You can find the schedule for each league below and also under "Athletics">"Youth Athletics" at the top of our webpage. We were originall...read more
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Your child can go on a Safari Adventure with us every day this summer!  5-12 year olds will have a blast at one of two locations: South Lowndes Recreation Center in Lake Park OR the Mildred Hunter Community Center in Valdosta.  5-21 year olds with special needs will have an awesome time at South Lowndes.  Only $90 per child, per week!  Includes all field trips as well as lunch and a snack each day.

We'll morph into members of the Animal Kingdom, go on an art adventure with paint and clay, hit the road to learn about food and culture from places like Africa and Australia, and go wild with our "Rumble in the Jungle" challenge!  Registration begins here at www.vlpra.com on Monday, April 11th.  You can also sign up in our office at 1901 North Forrest Street.

Kids Kitchen is back by popular demand! This will be a fun filled week packed full of farm field trips, menu prep and cooking culinary masterpieces with local community members. Your child will learn about nutrition and how food that is grown locally appears in our restaurants and stores. Field trips will include Rutland's Farm and petting zoo, Mellow Mushroom, and many more! Children will get hands on experience with creating healthy snacks and meals and once again have the opportunity to create their own restaurant from scratch and show off their skills to their families! Kids Kitchen is open to children ages 5-12 and is $90 per child. The program runs from 7:30am - 5:30pm the week of Jul 18th - 22nd and will be located the VLPRA Craig Center (1104 W. Gordon St., Valdosta). 

Can't wait to see you there!

 

Register NOW for our summer youth soccer league.  It's a co-ed league available for children as young as three years old!  We also have a league for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that is split by gender and separated by school district. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Upcoming Meetings:

Finance Committee Meeting
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority Board's Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, May 18th at 3:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at VLPRA's main office at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.

Authority Board Meeting
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority Board's next meeting will be Wednesday, May 25th at 4:30 PM.  It will be held at VLPRA's main office at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.

We have set the schedules for this spring's baseball/softball/t-ball season.  You can find the schedule for each league below and also under "Athletics">"Youth Athletics" at the top of our webpage.

We were originally planning to start our season on Monday, April 11th, but because of uniform issues, we have had to push back opening day.  We will now begin our season on Monday, April 18th.  We hope you are able to take advantage of an extra week of practice and look forward to seeing you on the 18th!  Please be sure to sign up for text alerts- it is the fastest way to know if VLPRA has cancelled games/practices due to bad weather.  Instructions are at the bottom of this page.

2016 SPRING YOUTH T-BALL, BASEBALL, & SOFTBALL SCHEDULES
3-4 Year Old T-Ball National League
3-4 Year Old T-Ball American League
5-6 Year Old Coach Pitch
5-7 Year Old Coach Pitch National League
5-7 Year Old Coach Pitch American League
7-8 Year Old Coach Pitch
7-8 Year Old Girls Softball
9-12 Year Old Girls Softball
9-10 Year Old Boys Baseball
11-12 Year Old Boys Baseball


 

TEXT ALERTS FOR RAINOUTS

We now offer text alerts for game cancellations.  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 have alerts for all of our sports and they are (mostly) broken down by season. You will have to register for alerts at the beginning of each season. This keeps participants from getting unwanted texts.

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).

HOW TO REGISTER FOR ALERTS:
Go to www.rainedout.com ---> search VLPRA ----> click on the blue VLPRA under "preferred results"----> register for alerts!