COVID-19 Information


Updated March 25th, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with the Local Emergency Management Purpose Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is implementing the following changes until noon on April 6th, 2020:

  • Park locations will remain open as outdoor-only facilities to be used for passive recreation (walking, jogging, etc.) during regular park hours. All patrons must keep the CDC recommended six feet of social distance.
  • All playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball/soccer fields, picnic shelters, and restrooms will be closed. The dog park and disc golf course will also be closed. This is necessary as those areas are spaces where people would normally congregate in close quarters and/or utilize shared sporting objects.
  • All indoor facilities and centers including the Senior Center, the Mildred Hunter Community Center, and the Craig Center will be closed to the public.
  • All programs including sports, special events, and rentals will be postponed.
  • New reservations will be suspended.

In the meantime, we will continue to provide recreation activities through our Facebook page, as well as here on our website.


This is a unique time but we are all in it together.  While a lot of things are in limbo, we believe that #funisntcancelled!  That’s why VLPRA is committed to providing entertaining, engaging things to keep you active during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Below are indoor and outdoor activities you can do at home, in your yard, in your neighborhood, or in a park (at a safe distance from others).

Workout with temetrece

Senior Center supervisor Temetrece Brown is ready to get you moving with this at home workout!  She typically teaches chair aerobics several times a week at the Senior Center, and this video is geared toward Senior Citizens, but anyone can join in the fun!!!!

Tennis at home with keith

VLPRA tennis pro Keith Childree shows you how to make a court in your own driveway!

Call us for a giggle!

A flyer for VLPRA's laugh line, open 2-3 pm Monday through Friday

Chalk your walk

This activity has no deadline- keep putting out those positive messages in chalk!

keeping perspective

Sometimes its nice to step back and see the good in our circumstances.

A paragraph asking people to draw on their sidewalk with chalk.
Image of a checklist

scavenger hunt

You can do this in any of our parks- or even in your own yard!

Image of a Park Scavenger Hunt

see the world through your computer

There are hundreds of live webcams, virtual trips, and online tours.  You can spend hours wandering through Carlsbad Caverns or exploring the Great Wall of China.  Here is a comprehensive list of virtual tours, sure to amaze travelers of all ages!