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    Green Ridge Members Can Bring a Friend Free Every Friday in July

    Every Friday in July Green Ridge members can being one friend to enjoy the indoor center for FREE all day long. If your friend becomes a member by August 15, YOU get a Green Ridge towel as our way of saying thanks. Read on...
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    Free Environmental Education Workshop at Explore Park on Sunday

    Enjoy a free drop-in program at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center at Explore Park from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, July 5 and learn why "Water Is Amazing!" All ages are invited to meet our staff naturalist and explore the water cycle through games.... Read on...
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    Splash Valley Extends Hours Every Friday Night in July

    Splash Valley Water Park will be open until 9pm every Friday night in July. Stay late for family games and activities and special music, all for the regular price of admission. Come early and stay for the fun, or show up after 4pm for $5 admission. Read on...
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    Saturday Morning Kettle Bell Camp Available at Green Ridge

    Join instructor Joe Moor for the ultimate momentum based workout! This popular class meets at 9:30am in the Green Ridge Recreation Center wellness studios every Saturday. New sessions start June 27 and August 15. Course is $40, with a $10 discount for... Read on...
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    Your Opinion Counts! Provide Feedback Online for Regional Tourism Plan

    Help us determine what the Roanoke region should look like in the year 2030. The Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau invites you to be a part of the visioning process by providing your opinions online! Read on...
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    Kid Fit Boot Camp Comes to Green Ridge on Thursday Evenings in July

    Take part in an encouraging and challenging class focusing on body awareness for ages 9 to 15. Kid Fit Boot Camp starts at 5:30pm at Green Ridge every Thursday night starting July 9. It's a fun class for those seeking to improve overall fitness or... Read on...
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    Leisure Legacy Launches New Commemorative Tree & Bench Program With Thursday Dedication

    This month the non-profit group Leisure Legacy has implemented a new program allowing the public to purchase commemorative trees and benches to beautify our parks. The public is invited to a bench dedication at Green Hill Park on Thursday at 10am. Read on...
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    New Park Bench Dedicated to Founder of Area's First Greenway

    On Thursday, June 19, a new bench was dedicated along the greenway within Garst Mill Park in honor of Charlie Blankenship. Charlie was a founding member of the Roanoke Valley Greenways Commission and Pathfinders for Greenways, and was instrumental... Read on...
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    Wolf Creek Greenway Closed Under Route 24 in Vinton

    Please note that a portion of the Wolf Creek Greenway under Route 24 in Vinton will be closed from June 22 through July 6 due to repairs resulting from a traffic accident. Read on...
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    Splash Valley Listed as One Of Top Water Parks in Virginia

    Roanoke County's Splash Valley Water Park was listed at number 4 this week in a ranking of the top 14 water parks in Virginia, according to the website www.onlyinyourstate.com. The website is a nationwide resource for attractions listed by state. Read on...
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    Summer Programs Now Open for Registration

    Registration is now open for Roanoke County's summer 2015 recreation programs, and you don't have to be a resident to sign up. Choose form hundreds of classes, outdoor activities, summer camps and special events to keep your family active while school.... Read on...
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    Tour Rocky Mount's Historic Churches on July 14

    Ages 55 and up are invited to join us on a day-long excursion to Rocky Mount on July 14 to get a look at the town's unique history, shop downtown stores, listen to special music, and enjoy a special buffet lunch. Read on...
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    Roanoke County Accepts Award for Civil War Anniversary

    In a ceremony today at the Virginia State Capitol, Roanoke County Special Events Coordinator Wendi Schultz accepted a leadership award honoring efforts made by our region to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War... Read on...
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    Splash Valley Now Offers Weather Alerts By Email and Text Message

    Have you ever made a trip to the water park only to find it closed due to a lightning strike? New this year, get email or text message alerts whenever Splash Valley closes due to inclement weather. Sign up online for our alert center, as well as... Read on...
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    NFL Flag Program Now Enrolling for Fall 2015

    Teams are forming now for NFL Flag Football! Roanoke County youth ages 6-12 are invited to participate in an exciting non-contact alternative to tackle. Not convinced? Check out this article from the latest Recreation Magazine... Read on...
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