Events


Hang 10 Fridays (NEW)


Every Friday, we’re open extended hours so you can swim ‘till dark! Splash Valley is open until 10pm on Friday nights from June 29-July 27 with music, games and activities from K92 radio.

  • July 6 - Graduation Party
  • July 13 - Beach Night
  • July 20 - Camp Fun
  • July 27 - K92 Cookout
We’re open extended hours until 8pm on other Fridays during the season. Don’t worry about dinner, we’re offering full pizzas from Papa Johns for only $10 after 4pm every Friday.

Making Memories Mondays


Older adults are invited to visit Splash Valley for FREE!  This year, anyone age 55 and older gets in free on Mondays between 11:00am and 4:00pm with one paid youth admission (limit one free admission per child).

Family Tuesdays


We’re giving big families a chance to save money every week. Visit on Tuesday and pay one flat $27 admission for your entire household (limit 6 guests). All guests must live at the same address.


$7 Wednesdays 


Get through the mid-week blues with a discounted flat rate for everyone on Wednesday. The price is the same from 11am to 4:00pm, regardless of age or residency.


Member Discount Thursdays (NEW) 


Green Ridge Recreation Center members get an extra $2 off admission on Thursdays! Just show your membership card at the gate.





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For a complete listing of Roanoke County Parks events, see our Events Calendar below:
  1. Oct 19
  2. The Mighty Roanoke - National Park Service Ranger Program

    Meet at the Explore Park Visitor Center to travel to the Roanoke River to explore the unique river ecosystem and what critters make the river their home.
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  3. NEW Kids Paint Night (Ages 7-12)

    Calling all young Picassos! Have a fun, art-filled Friday night of creating your own canvas painting! Learn the basics of painting acrylic on canvas in a fun environment. Instructor Leandra has a background in Fine Art and Graphic Design. All supplies provided.
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  4. Campfire Program with National Park Service

    Campfires are a National Park tradition where visitors are encouraged to come early to enjoy the fire. Discover with a Ranger more about the plants and animals during a natural or cultural history program that will last up to one hour. S’more gift bags will be provided for free at the visitor center. To learn about each week’s topic call (540) 427-1800.
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  1. Oct 20
  2. Meal Prep (Ages 18+)

    Learn how to plan and prep your meals so you're ready for the week to meet your daily and weekly nutrition goals. This is the second class in the Holistic Nutrition series and will build on the first session, however this can be taken as an independent class. This session will focus on determining your weekly nutrition goals, portioning, and prepping and preparing meals and snacks. Instructor: Certified Nutrition Coach Lori Fadorick.
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  3. A Little Art (Ages 7-12)

    This two hour class of A Little Art has more time to create more in depth projects using the same types of media used in the one hour version, such as: polymer clay, Artist trading cards, painting with different forms of paint, slime making, tie dye, printing and many more. The name of the class comes from the projects being small in size, hence a “little” art. New and exciting fun projects are constantly being added so the exact same project does not repeat in the same year. All supplies are ...
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  4. NEW Everyone Loves Pumpkin (Ages 18+)

    Pumpkin Carving and What to Do With The Stuff Inside!?! Learn some cool tracing and carving techniques that will astound your trick-or-treaters this year. Plus pumpkin seed treats, roasted pumpkin soup and a delicious pumpkin pie recipe. The season of pumpkin is here! Chef Dominic made an appearance on the fourth season of Fox Network's Hell's Kitchen. He looks forward to the opportunity to bring his family-friendly attitude, skills and good-natured cooking to you and yours!
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  1. Oct 22
  2. Sign Painting Party (Ages 18+)

    Inspire yourself with your own creativity! Bring your friends and/or come learn how to host a sign painting party of your own. We will make two home décor signs suitable for desk tops, mantel or wall hanging decorations with a variety of color and design options. As we make the project, you will learn tips and techniques for holding your own party or for making more signs on your own at home! New sign techniques being taught for wood, “Reverse Canvas” and “Hot Mess” projects which make great h...
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  1. Oct 23
  2. Is This Thing On? For iPhone (Ages 18+)

    In this class you will learn how to make a phone call, answer a phone call, send a text message, send a picture message, and add someone to your contacts. Prerequisite: • Bring your iPhone phone to class
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  3. Mountain Biking 101 (Ages 13+)

    Leave the asphalt behind and let us get you in gear for the trails. Learn the basics of mountain biking with an International Mountain Bike Association certified instructor. They will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to get out there on your own. Our guides also provide plenty of information on the best local trails and rides suited for your ability, which is helpful for anyone new to the sport. No experience necessary. Mountain bikes, helmets, and all instruction provided. Cours...
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