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    Hike for Hospice at Explore Park on Sunday, Sep. 13

    Be a part of the first annual Hike for Hospice at Explore Park to benefit the Good Samaritan Hospice Bereavement Program.The event kicks off at 12:30pm. Online registration is open through September 9... Read on...
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    Canoeing with a Naturalist, September 26 at Explore Park

    We're exited to introduce a new program designed to get you out on the water with a naturalist at Explore Park. In the following article from Recreation Magazine, we learn about the program with staff naturalist Tara Poelzing. Read on...
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    Splash Valley Breaks Attendance Record in Advance of Final Weekend of 2015

    With three days left in the season, Splash Valley Water Park has broken an all-time attendance record for park visitors. So far 56,952 visitors have come through the gates, thanks in large part to great weather. This number surpasses the previous... Read on...
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    Smart Cycling Basics on Sep. 26 Offers Certification from League of American Bicyclists

    Thanks to our friends at Ride Solutions, we're offering a 6-hour certification course at Brambleton Center on Saturday, September 26 for only $15. Classroom instruction, road instruction and books included! Read on...
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    Curb Appeal, Fall Lawn Care Tips with a Horticulturist - Saturday at Green Ridge

    Spruce up your lawn! Fall is the best time to reseed and correct lawn issues for the next season. Learn general fall lawncare, health of grass, weed control, fertilizing, mowing and edging. Join us Saturday at 2pm at Green Ridge for an exciting class... Read on...
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    Stand Up Paddleboarding at Explore Park on Tuesday, September 8

    SUP is quickly becoming a favorite river activity for anyone who wants a fun and new way to play on the water. Get a hands-on lesson with a certified paddleboard instructor from Roanoke Mountain Adventures. 9:30am to Noon on September 8... Read on...
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    Garst Mill Park Dedicates New Entrance Sign to Strauss Family

    Earlier this week a new entrance sign was dedicated at Garst Mill Park to honor Maury and Sheila Strauss, who donated the land to Roanoke County in December 1968. Maury, who just turned 91, said he was astonished by the changes to the park... Read on...
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    Fall Recreation Program Registration Now Open for Non-Residents

    Registration is now open for fall recreation programs from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. You don't have to be a resident to participate in any of hundreds of exciting programs for youth and adults. Browse our complete lineup in... Read on...
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    Summer Camp Survey Now Available for 2015 Participants

    Did your child participate in a summer program at Camp Roanoke, Green Ridge, Brambleton Center, Explore Park or another Roanoke County facility? We invite you to take our customer satisfaction survey now through September 15. Look for a SPECIAL OFFER... Read on...
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    Splash Valley Now Open Weekends Only Through Labor Day

    Splash Valley Water Park's daily operations have come to a close. Please come visit our facility during the final days of the 2015 season which include: Saturday-Sunday, August 29-30 and Saturday-Monday, September 5-7. Read on...
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    Beginner Mountain Biking at Explore Park on September 3 and 12

    Leave the asphalt behind and let us get you in gear for the trails. Learn the basics of mountain biking with an International Mountain Bike Association certified instructor - & WE provide all the equipment! Choose from Thursday, September 3 & Saturday... Read on...
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    Free App Now Available for Roanoke County Parks!

    Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism has a new app for your smart phone or tablet. You'll be able to earn rewards points, get special offers, view news and videos about your favorite recreation programs, and get directions to a park near you! Read on...
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    Therapeutic Recreation Staff Member Earns Inclusive Fitness Trainer Certification

    Staff member Kristen Gallatin has just become a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) from the American College of Sports Medicine. She is now trained to work with people with disabilities to lead fitness training for Therapeutic Recreation... Read on...
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    Fall Recreation Program Lineup Announced

    Roanoke County's complete lineup of fall recreation programs is now available online. The digital edition of Explore Recreation Magazine has been posted on our website. Paper copies will be available mid-August. Registration begins... Read on...
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