In order to safeguard our community and slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism will be closing several recreation facilities and making modifications to our activity schedule. An end date has not been established for these changes, but we plan to return to regular operation as soon as conditions allow.

Park System - OPEN

  • All parks will remain OPEN for passive use (groups of 10 or fewer with social distancing)
  • No new picnic shelter rentals or special use applications will be accepted
  • Camping reservations at Explore Park are OPEN for cabins, yurts and RV sites for stays of 14 mights or more only. Primitive camping is CLOSED. Camping reservations are being accepted as normal for dates June 11 and later

Facility Closures

The following facilities will be closed until further notice:

  • Green Ridge Recreation Center - CLOSED. Monthly membership plans will NOT be charged for any days the center is closed, and credit card drafts have been canceled. Prepaid term memberships will have the total number of closure days added to the end of their current term.
  • Brambleton Recreation Center - CLOSED.
  • Craig Avenue Recreation Center - CLOSED.
  • Camp Roanoke - CLOSED.
  • Explore Park - Outdoor amenities and trails remain OPEN. Visitor Center will be CLOSED to the public but staffed 12pm-5pm at (540) 427-1800. Don’s Cab-Inns campground is OPEN for stays of 14 days or more. Blue Mountain Adventures primitive camping is CLOSED. Twin Creeks Brewpub is currently CLOSED.
  • Public Service Center Administrative Office - CLOSED  This facility will be staffed and answering phone calls at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0
  • Catawba Center - CLOSED

Programs and Activities

All recreation programs are canceled. No new program registration will take place during this time.

  • Programs at All Parks & Recreation Centers - CANCELED.
  • After School for Kids & Ridge Kids - CANCELED while Roanoke County Public Schools are closed. Customers will not be charged for their remaining balances.

Upcoming Large Special Events

  • Adventure Expo & Artisan Saturday at Explore Park, April 4 - CANCELED
  • Camp Roanoke Open House, April 4 - CANCELED
  • Blue Ridge Kite Festival at Green Hill Park, April 18 - CANCELED

Athletics Leagues & Games

  • Youth sports spring season - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism remains committed to offering a “spring” sports program and, when appropriate, will call a special President’s Council to begin the planning process and implementation of a revised season time-line and schedule.
  • Field Rentals (travel teams, private schools, etc.) - CANCELED