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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Artisan Saturday Returns to Explore Park on June 8

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Roanoke, Virginia (May 17, 2019) On Saturday June 8 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Roanoke County’s Explore Park will host the second of three Artisan Saturdays in 2019. This event is FREE and fun for all ages. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkw...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Treetop Quest Now Booking for July 1 Launch

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Explore your wild side! The new Treetop Quest aerial adventure course at Explore Park is now accepting online reservations for the 2019 season. Beginning July 1 you'll be able to zip through the forest, traversing cargo nets, tightropes and other obstacle...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Summer Program Registration Begins May 22

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The summer 2019 edition of Explore Recreation Magazine is now available online, with printed copies at Brambleton Center and Green Ridge Recreation Center. Registration starts Monday, May 20 for Roanoke County residents and Wednesday, May 22 for non-resid...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Splash Valley Season Begins Saturday, May 25

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Splash into the fun! Splash Valley Water Park opens and begins daily operation on Saturday, May 25. The park is open daily 11am to 7pm through August 11, and weekends after that point until Labor Day. New in 2019, we've added more park hours on Friday nig...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes - Choose from 6 Dates at Carvin's Cove

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Get a hands-on lesson from the pros at Roanoke Mountain Adventures while practicing and honing your paddling skills on a stand up paddleboard. It will be your new favorite activity on the water. Classes are designed for the beginner with all gear and inst...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

National Park Service Stargazing - Friday, May 31 at Explore Park

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Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks near Explore Park are some of the best places in our region to observe the night sky! Astronomy enthusiast Michael Overacker will join our National Park Service ranger for an interactive star watching experience. All programs ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Disc Golf 101 - Learn to Play with Roanoke Disc Golf Club

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Mayflower Hills Disc Golf Course at Explore Park is one of the top ranked facilities in the state! Learn to play with the experts from the Roanoke Disc Golf Club on three dates in June. We'll show you the techniques to get started and play the front 9 as ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Roanoke County Park Improvement Grants Now Available - Due June 28

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ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (May 8, 2019)  – Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is currently accepting grant applications for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Capital Improvement Incentive Fund (CIIF). This year up to $25,000 in matching fund...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Explore Park to Host Shrewd 25 Archery Tournament May 24-26

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Salem based Shrewd Archery is presenting a 3D archery tournament with over $25,000 in payouts at Roanoke County's Explore Park on Memorial Day Weekend. Choose from 11 classes including amateur and professional levels in a first of it's kind event for our ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Splash Valley Morning Swim Club - Now Booking Tuesday & Friday Mornings

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Is your day care, summer camp or church program looking for a special activity for the kids?  New this year, Splash Valley has expanded to TWO morning swim club days! Join us starting at 9am on Tuesdays or Fridays and stay in the park as long as ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Weekly Summer Camp Options Begin May 28

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School it out early this year! It's not too late to sign up for summer camp programs from Roanoke County Parks! Choose from over 200 weeks of full-day, half-day, outdoor, athletics, and summer fun programs at locations throughout the region including Expl...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Be a Lifeguard at Splash Valley! Ellis & Associates Training May 22-26

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Be a part of the aquatics team!  This is an intensive lifeguard training course that teaches high protection standards to enable you to prevent guests from catastrophic injury or drowning.  This program gives lifeguards the skills and te...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

National Park Service Offers Two Free Programs Every Saturday at Explore Park

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From May through August, a National Park Service ranger will provide two free family events per day at Explore Park! Each week join us for a hike at 9:00 AM and an afternoon activity at 2:30 PM. The afternoon event will alternate between a ranger chat and...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Intro to Loom Knitting Workshop - Thursday, June 6

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Would you like to try an easy way of knitting sans knitting needles?  Try loom knitting! This is a super-fun 2-hour class for beginners. You will complete an actual project while learning basic cast on, two basic stitches and bind off. Everything...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Dozens of New Jobs Coming to Explore Park to Support Treetop Quest

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Roanoke County, Virginia (April 23, 2019) – The new Treetop Quest aerial adventure attraction opens at Explore Park on July 1, and Roanoke County is hiring dozens of new “aerial adventure guides” to make it happen. These posi...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Save $5 Off Summer Camp Enrollment with Health Form Completion

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New in 2019, get a coupon code for $5 off each summer camp enrollment from Roanoke County Parks by completing your child's health form first! Simply complete the health form online and you'll receive a discount code applicable towards any of our 200 weeks...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Treetop Quest Aerial Adventure Course to Open at Explore Park in July

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Roanoke County, Virginia (April 9, 2019) – A new attraction is coming to Explore Park this July, consisting of an aerial adventure course and ziplines. This week the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved a construction and licensing agree...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Twin Creeks Brewing Company Announces Plans to Expand to Explore Park

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ROANOKE, VA (April 5th, 2019)- Twin Creeks Brewing Company is pleased to announce plans for their second location, Twin Creeks Brewing at Explore Park, opening in the fall of 2019. They will be partnering with Roanoke C...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

New Weekly Summer Camp Added at Mount Pleasant Elementary

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Need full day care for your K-5 grader this summer? Roanoke County has expanded our camps to include a new location at Mount Pleasant Elementary School, in addition to existing sites at Penn Forest Elementary and Green Ridge Recreation Center. These progr...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

After School Programs Now Enrolling at 13 County Sites

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Need after school care for your elementary school age child? Roanoke County's After School for Kids is now enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year. This program is available on-site at 13 schools, including 5 day care each week during the school year, wit...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes - Choose from 4 Dates at Carvin's Cove

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Get lessons from a certified paddleboard instructor from Roanoke Mountain Adventures. This class includes all equipment, gear and time in the water to hone your skills. Choose from evening classes on April 30, May 9, May 23 and June 5 at Carvin's Cove. Me...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Roanoke County Receives 2019 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

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Roanoke County, Virginia (March 28, 2019) – Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism was presented with a 2019 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award today at the 30th annual Virginia Environmental Symposium at Virginia Military...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Adult Softball Teams Now Forming through USA Softball

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is pleased to announce USA Softball (formerly ASA) has partnered with our department to offer a Men's Open and Church league later this Spring at the Arnold R. Burton complex.  If you are interested in...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

TRX Locker Open Workout Times at Green Ridge - April through October

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Get outside and get results! The TRX Tactical Training Locker is now available weekly for Green Ridge members and daily admission customers at no additional charge. From April to October, take advantage of the most comprehensive functional training system...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Wild Things - Free Nature Program Second Saturdays at Explore Park

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New this spring, bring your family out to Explore Park on the second Saturday of each month for a free instructional program with a naturalist from 1pm to 3pm. Topics are as follows:

March 9 - Frogs, Toads and Salamanders

April 13 - Butterflies

May 11 - Bird...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Loom Knitting Classes - New at Green Ridge This Spring

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Get ready to cast on to a fun beginner program, and learn to knit without the needles! Loom knitting is an easy way to stitch your own clothing accessories. Instructor Tonya Hodges brings over five years of experience through her business, Learn to Loon K...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Splash Valley 2019 Season Passes Now On Sale

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Purchase a season pass to Splash Valley Water Park, and enjoy unlimited visits during the 2019 season. New this year, get 10% off all concessions stand purchases. You'll also get early admission on weekends and be eligible for free drinks all season with ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

New Horseback Rides, Lessons and Events at Explore Park this Spring

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Experience western style horseback riding with no previous experience needed. The new Niagara Ranch at Explore Park is hosting a new series of trail rides and lessons for ages 8 and up, as well as several family events to kick off the spring 2019 season. ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Escape to Your Adventure! Youth Camps Now Enrolling for Summer 2019

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Roanoke County is excited to offer the region's largest lineup of youth summer camp options. Choose from over 200 weeks of programs for ages 3-17. This year's thee is Escape to Adventure, with many new full, half day and overnight programs available. New ...

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