During the initial phase of re-opening, the following changes will be made to service areas throughout the building. The duration of these operational changes is unknown, and will be guided by health recommendations from the state and Center for Disease Control.
|THESE AREAS ARE OPEN||THESE AREAS REMAIN CLOSED|
Wellness Area: Open with some equipment removed for social distancing (10’). Scroll down for a list of removed equipment.
Indoor Pool: Will re-open when circumstances allow. Our hope is to have at least some aquatic services in place by the end of July. Scroll down for more information regarding pool re-opening.
|Group Fitness Classes: Open with spacing markers and strict size limitations. If capacity becomes a problem, we may implement pre-registration for certain classes. Click here to view our updated Group Fitness Schedule.||KidZone/KidVenture. Will re-open when circumstances allow. Our goal is to phase back at least some youth services by the end of July.|
|Locker Rooms: Open for changing and limited storage using strict social distancing guidelines. Showers are closed.||Lobby: Closed to public seating, but the vending area will remain accessible.|
|Gymnasium: Open with no organized games. Hoops will be open by reservation for family units of up to 6, with physical distancing. Courts are sanitized and disinfected between each use. Reserve a court online here.||Storage cubbies: Closed, visitors are encouraged to bring only essential items inside.|
|Personal Training: Open for one-on-one sessions, no small groups. We are hopeful for Group Training Club to return in the fall.||Showers: Locker room showers are temporarily closed. Lockers remain open at limited capacity.|
|NEW! Treetop Quest Discount (members only): Due to the limited recreation services for youth, we’re offering members an exclusive discount. Now through July 31, members save 50% off admission to Treetop Quest at Explore Park. See the front desk to receive a coupon code.||Activity Room: Closed for members and guests, but will be used for summer camp programs only. Status will be reassesed late summer.|
General building operating hours will be temporarily modified as follows:
The following changes to cleaning protocol have been made:
The following changes have been made to encourage social distancing while protecting our guests and staff:
WHAT IS BEING PLANNED FOR SUMMER 2020?
We are working towards a partial re-opening of some aquatic recreation services by late July. Stay tuned for an announcement about re-opening dates, modified schedules and services.
WHY CAN’T THE POOL OPEN IMMEDIATELY?
We have only recently received clarification from the governor regarding Phase 3 guidelines and implementation dates. Re-opening any aquatic services will require time for staff on-boarding and training, and operations must be designed to meet cost recovery requirements.
DOESN’T VIRGINIA’S PHASE 3 ALLOW OPENING?
Virginia’s Phase 3 Coronavirus restrictions allow for 75% capacity use of pools, but severely restrict elements such as splash pads, hot tubs and interactive pool features. These enhanced water features are some of Green Ridge and Splash Valley Water Park’s best and most unique assets. We are working on a plan for a limited operating season with as many provisions as possible for public safety. See Virginia Phase Guidelines Here
In an effort to stay healthy and help stop the spread of COVID-19 and/or other illnesses, we encourage everyone to follow the 3-Cs:
Remember to only bring essential items with you, as storage will not be available. We encourage, members to come dressed for exercising and shower at home. Please be patient, kind and courteous to others.
By entering the public spaces within Green Ridge Recreation Center, you are voluntarily assuming risk of exposure or infection. Signs are posted at the main entrance waving your rights to claims against the County of Roanoke resulting from the negligence of staff or other guests.
If you were a Green Ridge member on our closure date of Sunday, March 15, 2020, your membership status will be reinstated on Monday, June 15, 2020. Unless we hear otherwise from you, we will assume you wish to continue as a Green Ridge member.
The following equipment was removed due to social distancing or difficulty to clean.