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’). 

Indoor Pool: Will re-open for limited use on Saturday, July 18. Scroll down for more information regarding pool re-opening.

Group Fitness Classes: Open with spacing markers and strict size limitations. Capacity is up to 25 participants. Click here to view our updated Group Fitness Schedule.KidZone/KidVenture. Will re-open when circumstances allow. Our goal is to phase back at least some youth services by the end of July.
Locker Rooms: Open for changing and limited storage using strict social distancing guidelines. Showers will re-open on Saturday, July 18 in accordance with the indoor pool reopening.Lobby: Closed to public seating, but the vending area will remain accessible.
Gymnasium: Open with no organized games. Hoops will be open by reservation for family units of up to 6, with physical distancing. Courts are sanitized and disinfected between each use. Reserve a court online here.Storage cubbies: Closed, visitors are encouraged to bring only essential items inside.
Personal Training: Open for one-on-one sessions, no small groups. We are hopeful for Group Training Club to return in the fall.Showers: Will re-open on Saturday, July 18. Lockers remain open at limited capacity.
NEW! Treetop Quest Discount (members only): Due to the limited recreation services for youth, we’re offering members an exclusive discount. Now through July 31, members save 50% off admission to Treetop Quest at Explore Park. See the front desk to receive a coupon code.Activity Room: Closed for members and guests, but will be used for summer camp programs only. Status will be reassesed late summer.


General building operating hours will be temporarily 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 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. No "spotting" unless both participants are from the same household.
  • 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 your dismissal 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 Recreation Center’s indoor pool will re-open for limited use on Saturday, July 18. Portions of the pool including the lap lanes, current river, central swimming area and zero depth entry area will be available daily, according to the following schedule:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 7:45 PM
  • 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 indoor sprayground, hot tub and water slides will remain closed. We expect water aerobics classes to continue on select weekdays beginning late July. A new pool-only daily admission pass will be available for $5 per person (ages 2 and under are free).

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

Remember to only bring essential items with you, as storage will not be available. We encourage, members to come dressed for exercising and shower at home. Please be patient, kind and courteous to others.


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