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 and WFXR and The CW.  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. Apr 28
  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. Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 13+)

    SUP is quickly becoming a favorite river activity for anyone who wants a fun and new way to play on the water. Start the experience with an on-land lesson taught by a certified paddleboard instructor followed by time in the water to practice and hone your paddling skills. Top off the practice sessions with a trip on the river to get a true SUP experience. Must be able to swim. Classes designed for beginners. All equipment, gear, and instruction included.
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  4. Horsemanship for Active Adults (ages 45+)

    Horses are not just for the young, but for the young at heart! No matter your age, we have the right techniques, the right horses, and years of horsemanship expertise and knowledge. Choose the experience that’s right for you! Whether you're eager to saddle-up and get on the trail or would like to learn more about horse handling, grooming, and feeding, it's all possible! Conclude the day with a cowboy-style meal served at the barn. Meal, equipment, and transportation included in the fee. Must wea...
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  1. Apr 29
  2. Young Naturalists (ages 8-12)

    In honor of Arbor Day, learn from a forester and a naturalist all about trees and their importance to the wildlife of Explore Park. Learn from our naturalist all about the flora and fauna of the area to work towards becoming an Explore Park Young Naturalist! Complete all sessions to receive your badge! Each session covers a different topic and will provide the opportunity to assemble materials and supplies, such as reference books, that will complete their Young Naturalist study kit. An adult mu...
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  3. High Ropes - Aerial Adventue and Zip Line (ages 12+)

    Leave the ground behind and conquer new heights on Camp Roanoke's aerial ropes course. Participants will have the opportunity to ascend into the trees, with safety at the forefront of the experience, and navigate through an exciting series of eight different high ropes challenges before dismounting, via an exhilarating zip line, and returning to the ground. All safety equipment and instruction will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight for participation is 250 lbs.
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  1. Apr 30
  2. Polymer Clay (Ages 14+)

    Make your own jewelry! Learn to work with this versatile medium to create beads, a pendant or a shark tooth. After taking this class, you will understand the basics to create many more projects. No experience is necessary and you will be able to take home your own projects with safety instructions to fire in your own oven at home. All supplies are provided. Instructor Lisa Hoyt has many years of experience instructing arts and crafts classes. She has taught for Michaels Craft Stores, a Parks and...
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  1. May 5
  2. Canoe and Cookout - Roanoke River Gorge (ages 10+)

    What's better than a scenic, fun-filled canoe trip? When a hot-grilled, catered lunch is waiting for you riverside. We'll start with a short river intro before setting off down the Roanoke River. We will stop periodically, including a break for a delicious, catered lunch about half-way down river. Transportation, lunch, equipment, and guides included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Trip meets at the Visitor Center.
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