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    Backpacking 101 - Workshop and Overnight at Explore Park in May

    Every journey begins with a first step. Let yours be in the right direction with our two-part course on the basics of backpacking. Join us Tuesday, May 10 for a two hour workshop, followed by a guided overnight expedition at Explore Park on May 14-15. Read on...
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    Free Road Safety Event at Tanglewood Mall on Saturday, May 14

    Bring your family out to our fourth annual event and learn how to Share the Road! Join law enforcement and area safe transportation advocates for a free day of fun. There will be information, games, prizes, refreshments, and free car seat safety checks. Read on...
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    Mother's Day Tea Party at Green Ridge May 7

    Celebrate Mother's Day with a fun tea party with your children! Enjoy snacks and take home a special craft to commemorate the occasion. Saturday, May 7 at 11:30am. Advance registration is required. Read on...
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    Roanoke County Park Improvement Grants Now Available

    Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is currently accepting grant applications for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Capital Improvement Incentive Fund (CIIF). This year up to $25,000 in matching funds will be awarded to park improvement projects... Read on...
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    Green Ridge Pool Wins 2015 Silver International Aquatic Safety Award

    Green Ridge and Splash Valley have been recognized for high safety standards in lifeguarding by Jeff Ellis and Associates Inc., a risk management consultant that guides the training and certification of lifeguards through annual safety audits... Read on...
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    Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes Offered in May & June

    Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is quickly becoming a favorite river activity for anyone who wants a fun and new way to play on the water. Start the experience with an on-land lesson taught by a certified instructor from Roanoke Mountain Adventures. Read on...
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    Spring Recreation Television Program Now Available Online

    Find out what's going on in Roanoke County Parks! We've just released our Spring 2016 edition of Recreation Television, produced by RVTV3. This program features horseback riding, youth golf classes, yoga, summer camps, and splash valley lifeguarding. Read on...
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    Green Ridge Staff Named Red Cross Heroes for Saving a Life

    Several Green Ridge Recreation Center staff members have been selected to receive this year's Workplace Hero award as part of the American Red Cross Celebration of Heroes banquet on Tuesday, March 29 at Hotel Roanoke. Their efforts saved the life... Read on...
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    Splash Valley Season Passes On Sale Now

    Save money with unlimited visits to Splash Valley Water Park during the 2016 season, and take advantage of Early Bird discounts to save up to $16 off each pass when you purchase by May 15. Read on...
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    New Green Ridge Activity Room Amenities Now Open

    We've just refurbished the activity room at Green Ridge Recreation Center to include several new amenities, including a kids climbing area, interactive play floor and exerbikes. Use of the room is included with daily admission or membership. Read on...
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    Explore Recreation Spring Magazine Now Available Online

    Browse hundreds of programs from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism in our Spring 2016 edition, covering the months of March, April and May. Registration begins Saturday, March 5 for most programs... Read on...
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    Camp Roanoke's Summer 2016 Schedule Now Available Online

    Find out why Camp Roanoke is your destination for exploration next summer! Our 2016 camp guide is now available online. Our American Camp Association credited program offers experiences for rising grades K-12. Read on...
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