Reopening After COVID-19


During this phase of re-opening, the following changes will be made to service areas throughout the building. The duration of these operational changes is unknown, and will be guided by health recommendations from the state and Center for Disease Control.


Wellness Area: Open with some equipment removed for social distancing (10’). Members and guests are asked to wipe before and after use. Staff cleans all touch surfaces every two hours.

Activity Room: Closed for members and guests, but will be used for daycare programs only. Status will be reassesed in 2021.

Indoor Pool: Portions of the indoor pool including the lap lanes, current river, central swimming area and zero-depth entry are available Mon.-Tue, Thu.-Sun. Our large water slide will re-open beginning Saturday, September 5. Non-members can now take advantage of a $5 pool-only day pass.
Interactive Aquatic Features: By order of the governor, we are not allowed to open the sprayground or hot tub during Phase 3.
Group Fitness Classes: Open with spacing markers and strict size limitations. Capacity is up to 9 participants and 1 instructor. Click here to view our updated Group Fitness Schedule.Lobby / Storage Cubbies: We have limited the amount of public seating and storage area throughout the building. Visitors should follow all state mandated social distancing guidelines, and are encouraged to bring only essential items inside.
Locker Rooms: Open for changing and limited storage using strict social distancing guidelines. Showers have re-opened.
Pool Parties: Will resume on Saturdays and Sundays in October. Online booking only for groups up up to 10. Basic room rental, participants must bring their own food and supplies.
Gymnasium: Open with no organized games. Hoops will be open by reservation for households of up to 6, with physical distancing. Court areas are sanitized and disinfected between each use. Must be reserved in advance online. Reserve a court online here. Pickleball is available on request M-F from 7am to 9am and Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Swimming lessons: Private and semi-private lessons have resumed as of Monday, September 14. Email for inquiries.
Personal Training: Open for one-on-one sessions, no small groups. "Renew" Group Training is now open for registration with session dates starting January 4, 2021.
KidZone/KidVenture. Will re-open for limited use on Monday, September 14. Hours will be Monday-Thursday evenings from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Advance online registration required due to space limitations, parents can register for up to three half-hour time slots on any two days. Registration will open every Thursday at noon for the following week.


General building operating hours have been modified as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday - 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday - 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM


The following changes to cleaning protocol have been made:

  • Restrooms and Locker Rooms will be cleaned almost every two hours.
  • Touch surfaces will be deep cleaned every two hours.
  • Cleaning staff will be wearing appropriate PPE.
  • Wellness staff will be consistently cleaning equipment, & encouraging members to do the same.
  • Sanitizing and wipe-pull stations have been added to the wellness floor and studios.


The following changes have been made to encourage social distancing while protecting our members, guests and staff:

  • Masking - Virginia guidelines require appropriate facial covering to the greatest extent possible while in the facility. Masks are not necessary while exercising, but required while in our common areas. If you forget your mask, we’re happy to provide one for you to keep.
  • Floor Markers -  Standing markers and arrows will be placed on the floor at the front desk, in the wellness studios, in high traffic areas, and next to select pieces of equipment to guide social distancing. 
  • Wiping Equipment - While staff will be cleaning equipment, visitors are also required to clean before and after each use. Failure to do so may result in members/guests being asked to leave for the day.
  • Removed Furniture & Equipment - We’ve removed high-contact surfaces such as chairs and tables, as well as soft surfaces that are hard to clean such as mats and battle ropes.

Green Ridge Cleaning Procedures 2020-2021

We've taken cleaning to a new level at Green Ridge! Find out how staff are working hard and what equipment is used to ensure the safety of visitors, members and staff through enhanced sanitation procedures and a lot of love.

Green Ridge Cleaning Procedures - Clorox®  Total 360® 

Green Ridge has increased cleaning procedures in 2020, and staff is committed to continue their hard work to keep the Center clean in 2021. The Clorox® Total360® Electrostatic Sprayer will enhance our cleaning process to ensure the safety of our members, guests and staff on a daily basis!


Green Ridge Recreation Center’s indoor poo re-opened for limited use. While the indoor spa and spray-ground remain closed under the amended VA phase 3 guidelines, currently we're offering three group fitness water classes per week and a $5.00, non-member pool only daily admission pass (those age 2 and under are free). Pool schedule:

  • Monday Tuesday, and Thursday: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 7:45 PM
  • Wednesday: CLOSED due to maintenance
  • Friday: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 6:45 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

(The large slide is open weekends all day and weekdays after 4pm)

Due to Virginia’s Phase 3 Coronavirus restrictions, Splash Valley Water Park will remain closed for the duration of the Summer 2020 season. Under Governor Ralph Northram’s executive order, hot tubs, spas, saunas, splash pads, spray pools, slides and interactive play features must remain closed. While these enhanced water features are some of Splash Valley’s most unique assets, the pool’s design does not allow for a partial opening under Phase 3 restrictions. All 2020 Season Passes purchased earlier this year will be automatically extended until September 2021. Pass holders may request a full check refund by calling (540) 387-6078 ext. 0. See Virginia Phase 3 Guidelines Here


In an effort to stay healthy and help stop the spread of COVID-19 and/or other illnesses, we encourage everyone to follow the 3-Cs:

  • COVER - sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow or into a tissue that is immediately
    thrown away.
  • CLEAN - frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap for 20-seconds; about the
    time it takes you to sing Happy Birthday to yourself twice.
  • CONTAIN - stay home if you’re sick until you have been free of fever for 72-hours without the
    use of fever-reducing medications


By entering the public spaces within Green Ridge Recreation Center, you are voluntarily assuming risk of exposure or infection. Signs are posted at the main entrance waving your rights to claims against the County of Roanoke resulting from the negligence of staff or other guests.


If you were a Green Ridge member on our closure date of Sunday, March 15, 2020, your membership status was re-instated unless we were otherwise notified. be reinstated on Monday, June 15, 2020. Unless we hear otherwise from you, we will assume you wish to continue as a Green Ridge member.

  • How to Cancel - Membership status changes are now being accepted at You will be prompted to either cancel your membership, or select an alternate return date September 1. Rejoining fees will be
    waived through the end of September if you change your mind.


Please be aware that some fitness equipment has been removed to comply with social distancing requirements of 10 feet between users, as well as equipment requiring a more intense cleaning regimen. The following equipment is STILL AVAILABLE in our wellness area:


2 Technogym Gliders
4 Technogym Treadmills
2 Woodway Treadmills
3 Technogym Elliptical Gliders
2 Technogym Ellipticals
4 Technogym Recumbent Bikes
1 Technogym Top Excite - Upper body Rotary Trainer
3 Free Motion Incline Trainers (Treadmills)
1 Concept Rower
2 Cybex Arc Trainers
2 Nu Step Recumbent Cross Trainers
1 Assault Bike
2 Keiser Bike
1 Punching Bag 

Strength Machines 

1 Free Motion Squat machine
1 Free Motion Lift machine
1 Free Motion Lat machine
1 Free Motion Chest machine
1 Free Motion  Shoulder machine
1 Free Motion Duel Cable Cross
1 Free Motion Fly/Rear Delt machine
1 Free Motion Pull up/Dip/Ab machine
1 Nautilus Abduction/Adduction Machine
1 Technogymn Arm Curl machine
1 Technogym Shoulder press
1 Technogym Leg Extension
1 Technogym Leg Curl
1 Technogym Chest press
1 Technogym Leg press
1 Technogym Pulley
1 Technogym Vertical Traction
1 Technogym Upper Back and Lower Back
1 Technogym Arm Extension
1 Technogym Multi Hip
1 Technogym Kneeling easy chin dip
1 Technogym Calf Raise
1 Technogym Rotary Calf machine
2 Technogym Flexibility machines 

Free Weight Area: 

2 Smith machines
2 Squat Racks
Chest press
Back Row
Tricep machine
4 Bench presses
Trap dead-lift bar
EZ bar
Short Bar 

Assorted Items: 

Slam Balls
Medicine Balls
Kettle Bells
Stability Balls
Thera bands
Foam Rollers
Versa tubes
Bosu Balls
Ab Rollers
Jump ropes