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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Illuminights Artisan Market Features Items from 50 Local Artisans

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Start your Christmas shopping early at the Illuminights Artisan Market at the Explore Park Visitor Center. The market features unique, hand crafted Christmas items from 50 local and regional artisans. Artisan Market Hours: November 20 – 24, 11:0...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

ILLUMINIGHTS REMINDER: Event Delayed until November 25th

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ILLUMINIGHTS REMINDER: Due to the Governor’s Executive Order 67, and guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, Roanoke County’s signature holiday event, Illuminights, will operate at a limited capacity beginning Wednesday, November 25 through Satur...
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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

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Green Ridge Recreation Center, Brambleton Recreation Center, and Explore Park will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th.  

Green Ridge Recreation Center:

  • Closed - Thursday, November 26th 
  • Re-Open - Friday, November 27th at 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM...
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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Illuminights Delayed Start - Wednesday, November 25

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Due to the Governor’s Executive Order 67, and guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, Roanoke County’s signature holiday event, Illuminights, will operate at a limited capacity beginning Wednesday, November 25 through Saturday, January 2. Individ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rec Life Brochure Available with Winter 2021 Programs

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Roanoke County's winter 2021 recreation program lineup is now available, in a printed brochure format called RecLife. Copies are now available at Green Ridge Recreation Center, Brambleton Recreation Center and Explore Park. Each brochure features...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Illuminights Tickets Now On Sale

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Illuminights tickets are on sale now! Due to COVID-19 precautions, only advance tickets will be sold for the event (no walk-ups), with assigned arrival times. Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

  • Online (preferred): Visit ExplorePark.org/Illumin...
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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Pool Parties Now Available at Green Ridge

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Indoor pool parties are back at Green Ridge, with modifications due to COVID-19. Rentals can now be booked for dates beginning in October, with availability on Saturday or Sunday at 12pm and 2pm. One flat rental fee of $125 includes one hour in the party ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Green Ridge KidZone Now Open for Member Registration

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The child watch program at Green Ridge Recreation Center has returned, with limited capacity for members only. Online registration is available starting each Thursday at Noon for the following week. Availability is weekdays from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Member...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Don's Cab-Inns at Explore Park Offers Extended Stay Discounts

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Save more by staying longer at Explore Park’s cabins, yurts and RV sites! Don’s Cab-Inns Campground offers weekday discounts for stays of three nights or more, and extended rates for stays of six nights or more. To learn about availabi...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Roanoke County Receives 2020 VACo Achievement Award for Illuminights

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The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) has announced Roanoke County as a 2020 Achievement Award Winner, recognizing excellence in local government programs. The award was presented for Illuminights, a new winter walk of lights at Explore Park in part...

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