Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

It's time for SPRING YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL!   VLPRA is registering for our 2017 Spring Youth Baseball and Softball League NOW! Check out the different leagues listed below and see how you can get your child on the f...read more
Register now for our Men's Basketball League!  Bring your team and your A-game.   It's open to men 17 and up.  The league is designed for anyone who loves basketball.  It's only $495 per team and that incl...read more
Register now for text message alerts!  VLPRA has text alerts for all of our outdoor sports.  The instructions to sign up for alerts are posted below.   We encourage every parent and/or participant to sign up for these alerts, as the...read more
Thank you for your patience as we created this set of schedules.  It's quite a task to schedule 65 teams playing at 11 locations for a total of 344 regular season games.  We have done our very best to make sure that teams play a va...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

GAMES ARE ON: VLPRA basketball games are still scheduled for this evening. See you on the courts!

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It's time for SPRING YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL!  

VLPRA is registering for our 2017 Spring Youth Baseball and Softball League NOW! Check out the different leagues listed below and see how you can get your child on the field!  Games are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, but you will only play two games per week unless there is a rain make up.  Sometimes rain make ups will happen on Saturday mornings, but we try to avoid that.  Practices are up to the coach.  The season runs April through May.  

Registration closes February 5th - participants can click here to register online or sign up at 1901 N. Forrest Street, Valdosta.

Want to be a coach?  Call Jesse at 333-1853 and make sure you have done your background check.  Need to fill yours out?  It's easy.  Just click here to go to our online portal.  It's free and required if you plan to coach with us.

Non-competitive Leagues: 

Fee Structure for Non-competitive Leagues: $50 in Lowndes County // $60 out of County ($5 discount for additional child)


Competitive Leagues Baseball // Softball: 

Fee Structure for Competitve Leagues: $75 in Lowndes County // $85 out of County ($5 discount for additional child)

Register now for our Men's Basketball League!  Bring your team and your A-game.  

It's open to men 17 and up.  The league is designed for anyone who loves basketball.  It's only $495 per team and that includes a shirt, games, postseason, and championship trophies.  For more information, contact the Mildred Hunter Community Center at 229-259-5407.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register now for text message alerts!  VLPRA has text alerts for all of our outdoor sports.  The instructions to sign up for alerts are posted below.  

We encourage every parent and/or participant to sign up for these alerts, as 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 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).

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Go to www.rainedout.com and search for VLPRA. Click on the blue underlined VLPRA link.
    a. Enter your phone number, click the box for “Agree to terms of service”, then click “Start Signup”
    b. Check your phone.  You should get a text message from 844-83.  Inside this text, you will find your validation code.  Enter that code into   
        the space on the rainedout.com website and click “Validate Code”.
    c. The site will then take you to the “Receive Alerts” section.  We have alerts for all of our sports and they are broken down by season.        
    d. Please click “Subscribe” for every set of alerts that applies to you.  For instance, if your child plays spring softball and you attend our
        tennis clinics, you will want to click both “2017 Spring Youth Baseball & Softball” and “VLPRA Tennis”.  Most of our alerts are seasonal,
         meaning you will only get alerts for the season listed.  If you sign up for alerts for 2016 Spring Youth Baseball & Softball, you will
        only get those alerts until the season ends.  If your child plays in the fall or next spring, you will have to sign up again for those season. 
        This prevents parents from receiving unwanted texts season after season.
    e. You can cancel text alerts at any time by replying STOP to the alert.  This only stops the alert for that subscription.  For example, if you
        reply STOP to a youth baseball alert, that will remove you from the youth baseball list.  But if you are still subscribed to tennis alerts, you
         will receive them until you reply STOP to a tennis alert text.

2. If you would like to also register your email address, please go back to the main page (www.rainedout.com) and follow the same instructions
    as above, using your email address instead of your cell phone number.

Another way to find us on RainedOut: www.rainedout.com ---> search VLPRA ----> click on the link ----> register for alerts!

Thank you for your patience as we created this set of schedules.  It's quite a task to schedule 65 teams playing at 11 locations for a total of 344 regular season games.  We have done our very best to make sure that teams play a varied schedule will have a fun and exciting season.  Because of the game locations and the size of the league, we have had to add game days and game times to make sure everyone gets ample playing time.  We appreciate your understanding and are glad you are playing basketball with VLPRA!  Please note, if you see an error on the schedule or have a question, contact Mike Jenkins at kjenkins@vlpra.com or 229-333-1853. ***Schedules with an asterisk have been revised.  Please make a note of it.

BASKETBALL UNIFORMS: our uniforms are reversible.  Please note that the team on the left side of the schedule will wear the white uniforms, and the team on the right will wear colors.  Uniforms will be distributed before your first game.  We will contact you prior to the game with uniform information.  Any questions?  Contact Mike Jenkins at kjenkins@vlpra.com or 229-333-1853.

2017 Basketball Schedules
Kindergarten Boys
Kindergarten/1st Grade Girls
1st Grade Boys
2nd Grade Boys
2nd/3rd Grade Girls
3rd Grade Boys
4th Grade Boys
4th/5th Grade Girls
5th Grade Boys
Middle School Boys

Please check your schedule closely to make sure you have the latest version.

GAME LOCATIONS:
Forrest Street Gym (VLPRA)- 1901 North Forrest Street, Valdosta
South Lowndes Recreation Complex- 6440 Ocean Pond Avenue, Lake Park
Lowndes High School- 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta
Valdosta Middle School- 110 Burton Street, Valdosta
JL Newbern Middle School- 2015 E. Park Avenue, Valdosta
Pine Grove Middle School- 4159 River Road, Valdosta
Hahira Middle School- 101 S. Nelson Street, Hahira
Pinevale Elementary School- 930 Lake Park Road, Valdosta
Westside Elementary School- 2470 James Road, Valdosta
Valwood School- 4380 Old U.S. 41 N, Hahira
St. John School- 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta

 

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.