Brambleton Center

About The Center

Brambleton Center is the home to many of Roanoke County’s recreation programs and serves as the premier facility for program registration. This 32,000 square foot center houses a pottery studio, ceramics studio, a fully equipped kitchen and nine community rooms available for rental. Brambleton Center is also the home of Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley.


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Getting Here
From Route 419, turn North onto Brambleton Ave (Rt. 221). Turn right at the first stoplight onto Valley Forge Ave. Follow it to the top of the hill. The center parking lot is on your left.
  1. Jul 13
  2. Intro to River Kayaking: James River (ages 12+)

    Enjoy 5 miles of guided river kayaking and qualified paddling instruction on the scenic James River! This beginner friendly half-day trip will take paddlers from Arcadia to Alpine alongside the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest. All necessary equipment including sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, and PFDs will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch, sunscreen, and water. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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  1. Jul 20
  2. Saturday Night Campfire & Craft

    Whether you're camping at Explore Park, or just want to get away from it all, we invite you to warm up by the fire every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Bring a song or story to share and relax in the beauty of nature. Drop by for any part of this event and join the fun.
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  1. Jul 21
  2. Outdoor Vendor Workshops at Explore Park

    Ask the experts! Every Sunday afternoon we're bringing in pros from local outdoor gear shops, training facilities, recreation clubs and more to educate you for the next adventure. Topics vary weekly but may include such informative subjects as ultra-light backpacking, river trip planning, fishing equipment demos, gear selection tips and much more. A complete list of topics will be available at the Visitor Center and on social media.
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  1. Jul 24
  2. Roll, Roll, Roll Your Boat! (ages 12+)

    Level up your kayaking skills this summer! Learn to roll your boat in the comfort and safety of the pool, with enthusiastic coaching from an ACA certified instructor. Participants are required to bring a kayak (with fitting spray skirt), paddle, and PFD. Equipment can be provided on a limited basis for an additional fee. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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  1. Jul 26
  2. Hang 10 Friday: Fortnite Dance Night

    Try out your favorite dance moves, as seen in your favorite online game. Every Friday, we’re open extended hours so you can swim ‘till dark! Splash Valley is open until 10pm every Friday night from June 14 through August 2 with special evening activities and music. Arrive after 4pm for reduced admission take advantage of exclusive concessions deals like full pizzas for $10.
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