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    Treetop Quest Closed on Saturday, Open for Final Day on Sunday

    Treetop Quest at Explore Park will be closed on Saturday, November 23 due to rain. The course will be open for its final day of the season on Sunday, November 24 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Read on...
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    Kinderdance Yoga for Ages 4-6 - Saturdays beginning Dec. 7 at Green Ridge

    Children ages 4 to 6 will learn the basics of yoga in a developmentally designed program just for them! We will explore basic yoga positions and working together as a class while learning about mindfulness and our peace within... Read on...
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    Animal Art - Monday Nights at Green Ridge for ages 5-10

    Do you love animals? We will use color pencils, paper mache, clay, chalk and more creating beautiful animal art!!! This five week program for ages 5-10 is a great way to express your creative side... Read on...
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    Artisan Christmas Market at Explore Park Begins Nov. 29 with Live Demos

    Kick off the holiday shopping season at Explore Park, with live demonstrations from local craftspeople from Noon to 5:00 PM. We've added over 50 artisan vendors at the Visitor Center for the duration of the season... Read on...
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    Crochet Fingerless Mitts - Monday, Nov. 25 at Green Ridge

    Create a warm gift for your friend or for yourself! Beginner friendly! . Instructor Krislyn Colombini is a self-taught crocheter that now sells her crochet creations online and in shows. She will help you work through difficult issues in a small... Read on...
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    Save on Group Tickets to Illuminights, Every Thursday

    Groups of 10 or more get 10% off every Thursday during our operating season at Illuminights. Take advantage of this discount online with the coupon code GROUP at checkout, or purchase your group tickets at the gate.... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Parks Receives Five Summit Awards for Public Relations

    Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism was honored with five Summit Awards recognizing excellence in public relations in the Virginia's Blue Ridge region. At an award ceremony at Hotel Roanoke on November 13, the department was awarded two gold... Read on...
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    Flex & Flow Yoga - Thursdays at Brambleton Starting Dec. 5

    Does your yoga practice need a lift? Try a new yoga sensation - yoga with weights! In this class, we will combine basic yoga flows with gentle weight lifting. All major muscles groups will be toned, resulting in better posture and leaner muscles... Read on...
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    New 2020 Treetop Quest Season Pass Now Available

    Explore your wild side with unlimited visits to Treetop Quest at Explore Park in 2020. Purchase your pass by December 31, 2019 and get 15% off regular rates! This new pass pays for itself in just 7 visits... Read on...
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    Winter Program Registration Now Open

    Registration is now open for Winter 2020 programs from Roanoke County Parks. Printed copies of Explore Recreation are available at Green Ridge and Brambleton recreation centers and other Roanoke County facilities. Call (540) 772-PLAY (7-5-2-9) to... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting to be Held Dec. 2

    Roanoke County officials will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with a ceremonial Christmas Tree lighting on Monday, December 2 at the South County Library. The event kicks off with a tree lighting by the Roanoke County Board... Read on...
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    Dry Hollow Holler! A New Short Track Mountain Bike Race at Camp Roanoke Dec. 14

    Close out the year with 20 minutes of intense short track mountain bike racing at the inaugural Dry Hollow Holler at Camp Roanoke! Providing a great introduction to racing for novice riders and an opportunity to maintain late-season fitness... Read on...
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    Volunteers Needed for Illuminights at Explore Park

    Our region's largest holiday event is coming! Explore Park and Center in the Square are looking to fill over 700 volunteer shifts during our 26 day operating season. Do you have an organization that wants to help?... Read on...
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    Illuminights Registration Now Available Online

    Advance tickets are now available for Illuminights, a holiday walking light event at Explore Park. Journey at your own pace down a half-mile wooded path while taking in the sights and sounds of the season. It's a partnership with Center in the Square... Read on...
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    New Hinchee Park Adds 235 Acres and Carvins Cove Trail Connections

    Roanoke County celebrated the opening of a new 235 acre park with a ribbon cutting this week. The new Hinchee Park is a woodland preserve consisting of a two-mile trail connecting the Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail with Carvins Cove... Read on...
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    Adventure Academy Now Enrolling - Earn Patches for Outdoor Activities

    Earn patches by participating in select outdoor programs offered by Roanoke County and Explore Park. Complete 12 of the 16 available patches and you'll receive a free adventure pass for discounts off future program participation... Read on...
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    Explore Park Offers Nature Backpacks for Junior Explorers

    New at Explore Park, check out a nature discovery backpack, filled with field guides, study journals and science tools needed to explore the diverse plant and animal life at the park. Stop by the visitor center... Read on...
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    Birthday Parties Now Available at Treetop Quest on Weekends

    Take your next birthday party to the trees! Treetop Quest at Explore Park now offers party packages every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM. Cost is just $220 for 10 participating climbers, including time on the party pad... Read on...
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    Illumnights is Coming to Explore Park this Holiday Season

    Roanoke County and Center in the Square have just announced a new partnership to host an annual holiday light show at Explore Park. The inaugural event will take place over 26 days between Friday, November 29 and Wednesday, January 1... Read on...
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    Treetop Quest Offers Special Summer Camp & Day Care Rates

    Treetop Quest at Explore Park now offers special rates for visiting summer camp and day care organizations. Book a 2.5 hour experience for just $9 for ages 4-6 or $11 for ages 7-17. Chaperones are free! Qualified groups should call... Read on...
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