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)
  • Learn about HOME RECREATION RESOURCES including fitness and recreation online content.
  • No new picnic shelter rentals or special use applications will be accepted
  • Camping at Explore Park is now OPEN!

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.
  • Splash Valley Water Park - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. This facility is not eligible to open under Virginia’s Phase 1 guidelines, but we are waiting to make final decisions about the 2020 season until Phase 2 restrictions are announced by the governor. Members and season pass holders will receive direct communication on this status.
  • Brambleton Recreation Center - CLOSED.
  • Craig Avenue Recreation Center - CLOSED.
  • Camp Roanoke - CLOSED.
  • Explore Park 
    • Outdoor amenities and trails - OPEN
    • Camping, cabin, yurt rental - Re-OPEN May 15
    • Visitor Center - Re-OPEN May 23
    • Treetop Quest - Re-OPEN May 23
    • Tubing Rental - OPEN May 22
    • Twin Creeks Brewpub - CLOSED, but working to open over the next few weeks!
  • 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.

  • Summer Camps - A limited lineup of full-day child care camps will be available beginning Monday, June 1 at Green Ridge Recreation Center and Brambleton Center. All half-day camps have been canceled & all summer camp programs at Camp Roanoke and Explore Park have been canceled.
  • Programs at All Parks & Recreation Centers - CANCELED
  • After School for Kids & Ridge Kids - CANCELED Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is currently OPEN.

Upcoming Large Special Events

  • Adventure Expo & Artisan Saturday at Explore Park, - CANCELED
  • Touch a Truck at Green Hill Park - CANCELED
  • Green Hill Highland Games - CANCELED

Athletics Leagues & Games

  • Youth sports spring season - CANCELED - A decision has not yet been made about Fall 2020 athletics leagues.
  • Field Rentals (travel teams, private schools, etc.) - CANCELED