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.
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.
This elegant home located in Nelson County offers stunning views of dePriest Mountain and was originally built in 1814 by William Massie. Steeped in rich history and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, hospitality has been a hallmark for nearly two centuries. Your guided tour includes the beautiful interior of the home and many of the original buildings, which are still in use today! Your delicious lunch buffet will be held on the manicured grounds of Pharsalia. A final stop befo...
Walk with a park naturalist and see just how "mush room" in a forest is occupied by fungi! Learn how these mysterious organisms keep forests productive, impact human health, and puzzle scientists. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy guided river kayaking and enthusiastic paddling instruction on the scenic James River! This beginner friendly half-day trip will take paddlers alongside and through the expansive George Washington & Jefferson National Forests. 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.
Spiders, bugs, and centipedes! Oh my! Join a park naturalist on a mission to seek out sticky webs and animals who really do have too many legs to better understand their role in keeping a forest healthy. Observe from a distance and go for a hike, if you dare! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Have you ever wanted to be sorted into your special house? Do you love animals and want to explore the wonders of their natural habitats? Join a National Park Ranger for a hike that takes you into the magical world of animal life and ends with your very own sorting ceremony. This program is designed for children and their families.
Enjoy hours of pleasant cycling through the fall foliage along the beautiful Virginia Creeper Trail! Beginning at the local high point of Whitetop Station we will take advantage of 17 miles of scenic and gently sloping terrain, providing an easy and novice-friendly ride to our end-point in historic Damascus, VA. Comfortable bikes, helmets, water bottles, and transportation are included in the registration cost. Participants have the option of bringing a packed lunch or purchasing lunch at the po...