Mildred Hunter Center
509 South Fry Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
The Mildred Hunter Community Center is home to a wide array of programs, including VLPRA's adult basketball and youth football programs as well as the RC Car Club, the Marching Pride Drill Team, several teen mentoring groups, fitness classes, family fun days, the annual fall backpack giveaway, and much more.
The MHCC has a gym with a full-size basketball court and pull out bleachers for open recreation and perfect for hosting games and tournaments. There’s also a full size kitchen, breakout rooms, a kid’s playroom, and a brand new exercise room with plenty of cardio equipment and weights. Step outside to find our pristine outdoor pool with new patio furniture. The pool is situated right next to Harrington Park and provides a fantastic area to play in the sweltering South Georgia summers.
Mildred Hunter Center Hours of Operation:
Monday / Tuesday / Thursday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesdsays: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
*These hours reflect general operating hours. The center may be open at additional times/days for special events.
Current Programs Offered at the VLPRA Mildred Hunter Community Center:
Marching Pride Drill Team
This is a free mentoring program for young men in the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County that helps young men building self-esteem, discipline and motivation. Program starts January 6th, 2016 and meets on Wednesday afternoons from 4:45-5:45 PM. Program runs through March 2016. For more information, contact Andre Newson at 259-5437.
Youth Remote Control Car Club
This is a free mentoring program for young men that builds character and self-esteem and welcomes all youth to learn about remote control car racing. Program starts April 6, 2015 and meets on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 PM. For more information, contact Andre Newson at 259-5437.
Young Ladies Circles with Ambition
This program provides guidance and mentors for young ladies. The young ladies will participate in group sessions that will include guest speakers, educational workshops, courtesy and productive lifestyles. Program meets once a month on Saturday from 11am-12pm. For more information, contact Michael Foster at 259-5407.
Intervention Guidance Mentoring Program
This is a mentoring program for youth and teenagers ages 11-18 to help in dealing with life, goals, conflict, and character to become model citizens. Program meets once a month on Saturday from 11am-12pm. For more information, contact Andre Newson at 259-5437.
Adult Boot Camp Exercise Class
Come join our VLPRA Family Fitness Center at the Mildred Hunter Community Center and take advantage of our Adult Boot Camp Exercise Class. The program is for the whole family which is taught on Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6:15. For more information, contact Andre Newson at 259-5437.
Senior Bingo & Health Education
BINGO! Enjoy fun, competitive games of bingo, meet new friends, and learn critical information about your health. Guest speakers will talk about issues you care about, all while you play for prizes. It's free and no registration is required. This is open to all seniors and is held each Wednesday from 11:30AM - 12:30 PM at the MHCC.
Checkers and Chess Club
Join us every Monday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM to sharpen your chess and checkers skills. Boards and game peices are provided. It's free to play and no registration is required. It is open to all adults.
Dancing Dolls Contemporary and Hip Hop Dance Classes
This is an 8-week dance class for young girls. The program begins Monday, February 15th, 2016 with classes every Monday. Space is limited to 10 dancers per class. It is $80 for all eight weeks or $10 per week. 7-9 year olds dance on Mondays from 5:30-6:15 PM. 10-12 year olds dance on Mondays from 6:30-7:15 PM. The session will end with a recital. Registration opening soon; check back for details.