Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

As part of our Smoothie King Century Ride, VLPRA and Smoothie King are offering a Kids Zone and 1-mile Fun Ride!!!! It's all happening March 7th at South Lowndes Recreation Center in Lake Park. While adult cyclists ride the long courses, kids...read more
Lace up those running shoes and join us for the 5K that officially kicks off the annual Azalea Festival!  Enjoy a course that skirts VSU's campus and ends with delicious treats from Smoothie King.  All paying participants receive a race...read more
Tune up your bike and get your helmet on! VLPRA's Smoothie King Century Bike Ride is right around the corner!  We have a course for everyone! Whether you are an advanced cyclist or only a beginner, this is the event for you...read more
Register now for our Men's Basketball League!  Registration is open until March 10th.  Bring your team and your A-game.  Info below.     ...read more
Hey batter, batter, batter!  Registration is happening now for VLPRA's Spring Adult Softball Leagues.  You can click here to register online or sign up at our main office on 1901 North Forrest Street, Valdosta.  Registration e...read more

Please note: the Withlacoochee River is high and Langdale Park is flooded. Please avoid the park until waters recede.

  • VLPRA Smoothie King 5K & Fun Run

  • Smoothie King Century Ride: 3/7/15

  • Sign up for Men's Basketball

  • Adult Spring Softball

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As part of our Smoothie King Century Ride, VLPRA and Smoothie King are offering a Kids Zone and 1-mile Fun Ride!!!!

It's all happening March 7th at South Lowndes Recreation Center in Lake Park.
While adult cyclists ride the long courses, kids are welcome to explore our Bike Safety Town and Kids Zone!  Then they can strap on their helmets for the 1-mile fun ride for kids ages 5-15.   *No registration is required, just bring a food donation for Hungry at Home as your entry fee.  Kids Zone runs from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM with one-mile ride at 9:00 AM.  Questions?  Call us at 259-3507

Click here to go to Hungry at Home's website for donation suggestions.

 

 

 

*Helmets and bikes are required

Lace up those running shoes and join us for the 5K that officially kicks off the annual Azalea Festival!  Enjoy a course that skirts VSU's campus and ends with delicious treats from Smoothie King.  All paying participants receive a race t-shirt (while supplies last).  There will be medals for oldest & youngest registered participants as well as for the male and female top finisher in each age category.  This race is open to both runners and walkers- all are welcome!  Timing is provided by A Course/Line LLC.  

There will also be a 1-mile Fun Run which is perfect for kids and families!  The fun run begins when the last 5K finisher crosses the finish line.  All Fun Run participants get a medal and t-shirt while supplies last.  Register in advance for an early-bird rate!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CLICK HERE FOR RACE MAP

 

 

Tune up your bike and get your helmet on! VLPRA's Smoothie King Century Bike Ride is right around the corner! 

We have a course for everyone! Whether you are an advanced cyclist or only a beginner, this is the event for you. There are three different courses (29/62/100 +/- miles respectively) where cyclists can ride and enjoy the beautiful scenic routes and weather of South Georgia and North Florida. It's only $30 until Saturday, February 28th.  It's $40 from March 1st through race day.  

Race day registration and check in will open at 7 am at the South Lowndes Recreation Complex, mass start at 8 am.  There will be Smoothie King-theme rest stops and SAG support.  All paid participants get a t-shirt, lunch, and delicious Smoothie King treats!  

The ride starts and ends at South Lowndes Recreation Complex, 6440 Ocean Pond Avenue Lake Park, GA 31636.  
Click here to register.
 

Click below for UPDATED maps and turn by turn directions:
29-Mile Ride
62-Mile Ride
100-Mile Ride

Bring the whole family:

While cyclists ride the long courses, kids are welcome to explore our Bike Safety Town and Kids Zone!  We'll also have a 1-mile fun ride for kids ages 5-15.  All activities are at the South Lowndes Recreation Center.  No registration is required, just bring a food donation for Hungry at Home as your entry fee.  Kids Zone runs from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM with one-mile ride at 9:00 AM.  
Click here to go to Hungry at Home's website for donation suggestions.

 

 

 

 

 

Register now for our Men's Basketball League!  Registration is open until March 10th.  Bring your team and your A-game.  Info below.

 

 

Hey batter, batter, batter!  Registration is happening now for VLPRA's Spring Adult Softball Leagues.  You can click here to register online or sign up at our main office on 1901 North Forrest Street, Valdosta.  Registration ends March 20th, so don't wait!  All games wil be held at Freedom Park and there's a mandatory coaches meeting at 6:30 PM on March 31st at the Freedom Park Concession Tower.  The entry fee is $515 per team, with no participation fee.  

Leagues Offered:
Men's League
Women's League
Co-ed League
Church League

Questions?  Call Daniel Carder at 229-333-1853 or email him at dcarder@vlpra.com