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 Tuesday, July 4th.  It will be in the mall area, between exits 16 and 18 near I-75 at around 9:15 PM.  Please w...read more
Register NOW for youth summer tennis camp!  Register online at the link above, call Keith at 229-333-1868, or email him at kchildree@vlpra.com to sign up.   ...read more
VLPRA gladly rents out our facilities to residents for special events, family gatherings, birthday parties, and even weddings.  Our 40+ parks and facilities have picnic shelters, gazebos, and pavilions that are perfect for gatherings of vario...read more
Sign up NOW for youth football and cheerleading!  Registration is open until mid-August and it's only $50 for flag/cheer and $75 for tackle.  That INCLUDES uniforms!!!  Teams are broken down by school district and kids practice nea...read more
Fail at kickball as a kid?  Now is your chance to redeem yourself in VLPRA's Co-Ed Adult Summer Kickball League. Registration is open NOW!  Register your entire team for $200.  It's a great way to meet people and have fun. ...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 Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, July 5th.  Same time, same place.

Register NOW for youth summer tennis camp!  Register online at the link above, call Keith at 229-333-1868, or email him at kchildree@vlpra.com to sign up.

 

VLPRA gladly rents out our facilities to residents for special events, family gatherings, birthday parties, and even weddings. 

Our 40+ parks and facilities have picnic shelters, gazebos, and pavilions that are perfect for gatherings of various sizes.  Many feature electricity and bathrooms.  We even have a beautiful sanctuary that is popular for wedding ceremonies and a large multipurpose room in the same building with a full kitchen to accommodate receptions.  Many center rentals will include access to a full kitchen and the use of tables and chairs.  All rentals require a deposit.  Please click here for a full list of rentals.

 

STAGE
Our brand-new portable, hydraulically powered stage is available for rent.  Our staff will deliver the stage, set it up, take it down, and stay with the stage for the duration of your event.  The stage is 32 feet long and almost 24 feet deep.  It’s an open air, outdoor stage perfect for large events.  A PA system, mic stand, tables, and chairs are also available for rent.

PORTABLE BLEACHERS
VLPRA’s new hydraulically powered bleachers feature a canopy and handrails.  The bleachers hold well over 200 people and can act as main or overflow seating for your outdoor event.  VLPRA staff will deliver and pick up the bleachers as part of your rental.

SHOWMOBILE
VLPRA’s Showmobile is a portable stage with a roof and three walls.  The front wall opens to reveal the stage itself.  The Showmobile’s dimensions are 22 x 16.

A PA system, mic stand, tables, and chairs are also available for rent.  VLPRA staff will deliver and pick up the bleachers as part of your rental.  A PA system, mic stand, tables, and chairs are also available for rent.

 

TABLES AND CHAIRS
VLPRA offers 4-foot round tables and matching black chairs for rent.  Rent up to 100 chairs and 13 tables at a time.  VLPRA staff delivers the tables and chairs in a trailer.  Renters are responsible for set up and take down.

 

 

Call 229-259-3507 for more information, rates, and availability.

Sign up NOW for youth football and cheerleading!  Registration is open until mid-August and it's only $50 for flag/cheer and $75 for tackle.  That INCLUDES uniforms!!!  Teams are broken down by school district and kids practice near home.  We have Flag Football for Kindergarten and First Graders, Tackle for Second and Third Graders, and Tackle for Fourth and Fifth Graders.  Cheerleading is available for K-5th.
 

Again, uniforms and equipment ARE PROVIDED in this league.  They are checked out during uniform fittings before the start of the season and must be returned in the same condition at the end of the season.  VLPRA will contact parents via email about uniform fittings at a later date.

Please sign up for the grade your child will be in during the 2017-2018 school year and register according to the middle school your child will eventually attend.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PLAY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.  PLEASE LOOK FOR YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL AND THEIR CORRESPONDING TEAM BELOW*

WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY & HAHIRA ELEMENTARY ----  REGISTER FOR HAHIRA MIDDLE

CLYATTVILLE, LAKE PARK, MOULTON BRANCH ELEMENTARY ---- REGISTER FOR LOWNDES MIDDLE

PINE GROVE & DEWAR ELEMENTARY ---- REGISTER FOR PINE GROVE MIDDLE 

SALLAS MAHONE & SL MASON ELEMENTARY ---- REGISTER FOR VALDOSTA MIDDLE 

WG NUNN, PINEVALE, JL LOMAX ELEMENTARY ---- REGISTER FOR JL NEWBERN MIDDLE

We will also form teams for private/charter schools that have enough participants.  If there aren't enough participants to form a team, your child will play for the public school he or she is districted to attend.  

If a district produces enough players to field more than one team, all players must attend an evaluation day which will be set at a later date. Players will then be drafted onto teams if necessary. This process helps to maintain a balanced, competitive, and equal league. 

*This league is run solely by the VLPRA, not by the school. 

Please call VLPRA (not the school or the school district)
if you have questions about your child's team or district.

Fail at kickball as a kid?  Now is your chance to redeem yourself in VLPRA's Co-Ed Adult Summer 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: July 30th