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    Two Free Family Events on Saturday at Explore Park

    Take a short trip down to Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 115 on Saturday to enjoy two free events from 10am to 3pm. See demonstrations by local craftspeople at Artisan Saturday at the Visitor Center and plaza. While you're visit the Camping Open House... Read on...
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    Dozens of New Jobs Coming to Explore Park to Support Treetop Quest

    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 positions will help facilitate course operation and ensure safety... Read on...
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    Virginia Creeper Trail - Trip and Bike Ride May 18

    Enjoy hours of pleasant cycling on the beautiful Virginia Creeper Trail! Beginning at the local high point of Whitetop Station we will take advantage of 17 miles of scenic and gently sloping terrain, providing an easy and novice-friendly ride... Read on...
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    Splash Valley Season Pass Early Bird Discounts End April 30

    This week is your last chance to save on 2019 season passes to Splash Valley Water Park. Individuals passes are just $84 for the general public, or $59 for Green Ridge members. New this year, save 10% off concessions stand purchases... Read on...
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    Second Annual Virginia's Blue Ridge Spartan Kids Race - May 18-19 at Green Hill Park

    The Spartan Kids Race returns to Roanoke County's Green Hill Park for a fun and challenging weekend of fun and challenging obstacle races for ages 4-13. Sponsored by Virginia's Blue Ridge, this second annual race... Read on...
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    Get Trained in CPR and AED for Free on May 18

    The Compress and Shock Foundation invites you to consider attending our 3rd Annual National CPR and AED Educational Event that will be held at the the Green Ridge Rec Center and 9 other host sites in the Greater Roanoke Valley... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Earns 21st Annual Tree City USA Designation with Arbor Day Event

    Students at Clearbrook Elementary School observed Arbor Day today with music, poetry, and the planting of four new trees. This event will help Roanoke County retain its Tree City USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation, honoring the County’s... Read on...
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    Save $5 Off Summer Camp Enrollment with Health Form Completion

    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 camp... Read on...
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    Party Zone Drop Off Program - Friday, May 17 at Green Ridge

    Need a night out? Party Zone is back at Green Ridge on May 17, and it's going to be messy! Join us in several STEM activities! Make gooey slime, prevent an ooey egg mess in an egg drop and watch an explosive volcano! Enjoy time in the pool... Read on...
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    Treetop Quest Aerial Adventure Course to Open at Explore Park in July

    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 agreement with Treetop Quest LLC... Read on...
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    Twin Creeks Brewing Company Announces Plans to Expand to Explore Park

    Roanoke County's first craft brewery has announced plans to expand to a second location inside historic Brugh Tavern. Upon execution of a lease agreement with Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors in late April, the company plans to open this fall... Read on...
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    New Weekly Summer Camp Added at Mount Pleasant Elementary

    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... Read on...
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    Camping Open House - Saturday, April 27 at Explore Park

    Get an exclusive look inside Explore Park’s new overnight accommodations, Meet the vendor operators making it possible, and get a preview of new amenities on coming this season! See inside cabins, yurts, tents, canopy camping platforms, primitive sites... Read on...
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    After School Programs Now Enrolling at 13 County Sites

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

    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... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Receives 2019 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

    Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism was presented with a 2019 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award at the 30th annual Virginia Environmental Symposium for Jae Valley Park. A silver medal was given for Virginia Outdoors Plan Implementation... Read on...
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    Young Chef Cooking Classes - Tuesdays in April at Brambleton Center

    Learning to find the joy and value in cooking helps to develop an important skill set and a life-long appreciation for the culinary arts. Enroll the young chef in this series of classes for the opportunity to learn and practice the art of food prep... Read on...
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    Horseback Murder Mystery Dinner - Saturday, May 11 at Explore Park

    A lazy afternoon at Niagara Ranch takes a mysterious turn when one of the guests turns up dead. Can you figure out who “donit”? In this interactive event, follow the clues to earn points for prizes and see if you can solve the mystery... Read on...
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    Mother's Day Kayaking Trip - May 12 departing from Green Ridge

    I LOVE YOU MOM! Show her you really care and bring her on a fun and leisurely kayaking trip on the nearby James River. After orientation with your sit-on-top kayak and paddling instruction, you're heading down river... Read on...
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    Artisan Saturdays Return to Explore Park on April 27

    On Saturday April 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Explore Park will host the first of three Artisan Saturdays in 2019. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at milepost 115, the Visitor Center and Gift Shop will have local artisans demonstrating their... Read on...
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    Adult Softball Teams Now Forming through USA Softball

    Roanoke County is pleased to announce USA Softball (formerly ASA) has partnered with with us to offer a Men's Open and Church league later this Spring at the Arnold R. Burton complex. Leagues will no longer be administered through our rec office... Read on...
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    TRX Locker Open Workout Times at Green Ridge - April through October

    Get outside and get results! The TRX Tactical Training Locker is now available weekly for Green Ridge members and guests at no additional charge. From April to October, take advantage of the most comprehensive functional training system anywhere... Read on...
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    Niagara Ranch Steeplechase on April 27 - Be a Spectator!

    Get an exclusive seat close to the action as you watch our spectacular steeplechase race series and horseback demonstration. Our wranglers will dazzle you as they compete to hurdle fences and other obstacles at Niagara Ranch with the grace and control... Read on...
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    Wild Things - Free Nature Program Second Saturdays at Explore Park

    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. Join us March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8 at the visitor center... Read on...
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    Loom Knitting Classes - New at Green Ridge This Spring

    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... Read on...
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    Splash Valley 2019 Season Passes Now On Sale

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

    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... Read on...
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    Picnic Shelters Now Open for Reservation - 2019 Season April to October

    Reservation is now open for the 2019 season of picnic shelter rental, running from April 1 to October 31. Choose from 16 park sites with reservable shelters, with online registration available for standard groups of 50 or less without special use... Read on...
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    Escape to Your Adventure! Youth Camps Now Enrolling for Summer 2019

    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... Read on...
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