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.
Christmas Eve: CLOSED Christmas Day: CLOSED Friday, December 27: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM New Year's Eve: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM New Year's Day: CLOSED
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.
A unique and protected environment, wild caves offer adventure and awe right under our feet. Emphasizing responsible caving, join us as we navigate, crawl and climb through passages and chambers to see beautiful formations and experience this underground world. No experience necessary. Must be capable of strenuous activity. All equipment and transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Home of the globally rare shrub known as “piratebush”, Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve is also the site of one of Roanoke County’s least-traveled trail systems. This hike will cover 4 miles of somewhat strenuous hilly terrain, with a beautiful overlook view as your reward! Transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Hiking with everything you need on your back can be an exhilarating sense of freedom. Unless, that is, that "sense of freedom" is mispacked in a bag that is incorrectly adjusted. Learn what essentials to pack and how to pack them all tailored around your unique adventure. Once we help with narrowing down the list of items, we'll show you an efficient and logical way to pack it. Some last minute gear adjustments and tips will have you well on your way to comfortably and confidently enjo...
A night on a Caribbean Island! This exotic menu includes preparing pineapple pork chops, making a mango-pineapple crab salad and accompanying the meal with Caribbean-spiced shrimp with pineapple salsa. But no night in the islands is complete without a refreshing beverage - homemeade virgin Piña Coladas! Chef Dominic made an appearance on the fourth season of Fox Network's Hell's Kitchen. He looks forward to the opportunity to bring his family-friendly attitude, skills and good-natured cooking to...
Are you intrigued by the vast array of stars, planets, and other celestial bodies that fill our night sky? If so, come satisfy your curiosity with this hands-on experience led by the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society! From guided observation and stargazing to learning about galaxies, nebulae, constellations, and more; the evening will include everything the budding astronomer could need. Binoculars and telescopes will be available, however participants are encouraged to bring their own. Hot dr...
There’s adventure to be had at Camp Roanoke! On teacher work days, we’ll be rolling out traditional summer camp activities for a fun-filled day out of school. Geared towards 3rd-6th graders activities will range from archery and rock climbing to arts and crafts, field games, and outdoor living skills. A hot lunch and snacks will be provided. Satellite transportation will also be available from Tanglewood Mall with a 7:30-7:50am drop-off and pick-up of 4:45-5:00pm.
Triathlon training may not stop for the winter, but it doesn't have to be cold! Join an experienced trainer and hop on one of our high quality indoor cycles for an informative (and warm!) training session. Learn how to utilize indoor cycling as solid preparation for outdoor racing! This session will cover topics such as workout structuring, equipment setup, and incorporating indoor cycling into your overall training plan. Meets at Brambleton Center.
From the backyard to the backcountry, there is more to outdoor cooking than hotdogs over the fire and dehydrated food from a bag. Join us at Explore Park for a cooking adventure as we teach you how easy it can be to cook delicious and healthy meals outdoors! This class will cover multiple types of camping stoves, pre-trip food preparation, and cooking directly over a fire. All cooking supplies and food are included. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.