Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT ON 8/30!!!!! Registration is happening NOW for Fall Youth Baseball and Softball!  Please check out the flyer below for more details.    ...read more
We have formed football teams and coaches will be calling players soon.  We have a few teams that still need coaches, so please consider volunteering!  You should hear from your coach (if you have one) this weekend.  If you do not have...read more
Registration is open now for our first-ever Girls Youth Volleyball League!  We've previously put on clinics, but now it's time to go for the real deal.  Please see the flyer for details and click the link above to register onli...read more
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT, 8/30!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Registration is open now for our fall youth soccer league.  It's a co-ed league available for children as young as three years old!   The season runs September through November. &nbs...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
  • Football Fittings Scheduled

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  • Sign up for Fall Youth Soccer

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  • Crunching dates and times at our main office to come up with a VLPRA Youth Football and Cheerleading game schedule. Season openers will be September 12th at Martin Stadium and Bazemore-Hyder Stadium! ...
  • Today is the final day of fall youth baseball and fall youth soccer registration. You have until midnight tonight to sign up at www.vlpra.com...

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT ON 8/30!!!!!

Registration is happening NOW for Fall Youth Baseball and Softball!  Please check out the flyer below for more details. 

 

We have formed football teams and coaches will be calling players soon.  We have a few teams that still need coaches, so please consider volunteering!  You should hear from your coach (if you have one) this weekend.  If you do not have a coach, a member of our staff should call you and let you know the status.  
If you have not heard from a coach or a VLPRA staff member by Monday afternoon, please call us at 259-3507.  Please note, if you registered before the registration deadline, you should be on a team regardless of whether you came to evaluations.

Practices start as early as this weekend/next week.  Games will begin after Labor Day.  If you signed up after the registration deadline, you will be placed on a waiting list.  Being on the waiting list does not guarantee a spot on a team.  We will call up waiting list participants as spots become available.

We will begin equipment fittings early next week.  You will come as a team for fittings at our gym located behind our main office at 1901 North Forrest Street. Here are the times:

MONDAY 8/24:
JL Newbern Players and Coaches
4th/5th   @ 6:00 PM
2nd/3rd   @ 6:15 PM

Lowndes Players and Coaches
4th/5th @ 6:30 PM
2nd/3rd @ 6:45 PM

Pine Grove Players and Coaches
2nd/3rd @ 7:15 PM
4th/5th @ 7:30 PM


TUESDAY, 8/25
Hahira Players and Coaches
2nd/3rd Maroon and Silver @ 6:00 PM
4th/5th Maroon and Silver @ 6:45 PM

THURSDAY, 8/26

Valdosta Players and Coaches
2nd/3rd Black and Gold @ 6:00 PM
4th/5th @ 6:30 PM

ALL Make-Up Fittings @ 7:30 PM

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Flag players do not need to attend fittings.  Coaches will pick up flag equipment themselves.  Those times are:

MONDAY 8/24
Valdosta Flag Gold Coach for flags and footballs – Greg McCauley @ 12:00 PM
Valdosta Flag Black Coach for flags and footballs – Adam Gatzemeier @ 6:00 PM
Pine Grove Flag Silver Coach for flags and footballs - Michael Rice, William McCleod @ 6:00 PM
Pine Grove Flag Maroon Coach for flags and footballs – Brandon Rousseau @ 6:00 PM
Lowndes Flag Coach for flags and footballs – Tommy Hamm @ 6:15 PM

TUESDAY, 8/25
JL Newbern Flag Gold Coach for flags and footballs – TBD @ 6:15 PM
JL Newbern Flag Black Coach for flags and footballs – TBD @ 6:15 PM
Hahira Flag Maroon Coach for flags and footballs – TBD @ 6:30 PM
Hahira Flag Silver Coach for flags and footballs – John Brown @ 6:30 PM

Note: football players in the flag leagues will use Small k-2 footballs.  All tackle leagues will use a standardized Baden 100 football.  It is 12.5 inches in length from tip to tip and has an 18.5 inch circumference.  We will provide footballs for practice and games.

*******HELP!  Because of the large number of registrations, we need more coaches!  Please call us at 259-3507 ASAP to sign up to coach a team.  It is critical that we have coaches and that they are available at the draft.

Registration is open now for our first-ever Girls Youth Volleyball League!  We've previously put on clinics, but now it's time to go for the real deal.  Please see the flyer for details and click the link above to register online.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT, 8/30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Registration is open now for our fall youth soccer league.  It's a co-ed league available for children as young as three years old!   The season runs September through November.
 

 

 

 

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.