Social events and fund-raisers held at these one-of-a-kind venues will be unforgettable for your guests. Reserve pastoral meadow space with historical buildings as your backdrop.
Bring your community group or organization out for a picnic or food-truck catered event on a reserved lawn space and then take a nature hike or go fishing in the Roanoke River and experience Explore Park’s abundant beauty.
Explore Park offers the chance for students to investigate environmental education opportunities outside of the classroom. Don't forget to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway Museum for a unique lesson about the region's history.
Current Venues Available
Houtz Barn Field, Blacksmith & Grist Mill
Houtz Barn Field
Butterfly Garden Pergola
Rental Fee Schedule:
All Explore Park outdoor venues rent for $1,250 per 10-hour rental period.
Use catering service or event planner of your choice
Ability to bring in tents, tables, chairs and bounce houses. Some limitations apply and will be discussed individually depending on the specific location.
Fourteen miles of hiking / biking / running trails
Alcohol permitted with proper permit
Use of outside trash receptacles / dumpster on site for waste disposal
Please Note: Outdoor venues are walk-in only and are not accessible by vehicle.