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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Roanoke County's Fall Recreation Program Signup Begins This Week

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Registration for Roanoke County's fall recreation programs begins this week! Residents may sign up beginning Monday, August 20, and non-residents may register starting Wednesday, August 22. See a complete list of programs in Explore Recreation Magazine, a...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Kids Candy Making Workshop - Saturday, August 25 at Green Ridge

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Kids love candy and they love learning how to make it, but maybe you don’t want 3 pounds of chocolates on your counter tempting the whole family.  This class for ages 7-12 teaches young chefs how to safely make small batches of favorite...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Nature Art! Saturday, August 25 at Explore Park

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Express your creative side and learn about nature in this fun and educational program for ages 5 and up! Participants can choose from a variety of activity stations. Make leaf prints and learn which trees the leaves come from, or paint a picture using &qu...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Free Star Gazing Program with NPS Ranger - Saturday, Aug. 25

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Explore the night Sky at the Pine Mountain Overlook, the second overlook on the Roanoke River Parkway between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Explore Park. Join our National Park Service ranger Jonathon Bennett for a guided family experience beginning at 9:00 ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Beginner Fencing Classes - Tuesdays at Green Ridge Starting Sep. 4

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Foil, Feint and Parry are just a few of the fencing terms you will learn. this course is designed to introduce beginners to modern Olympic-style fencing. It will include a brief history of the sport, specific stretching and drill work, regular instruction...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Outdoor Yin Yoga Class - Saturday, August 25 at Explore Park

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Take your practice beyond the studio and back to its roots. Join us in the fresh air of Explore Park for 90 minutes of guided meditation, pranayama breathwork, and asana practice to strengthen both body and mind. This all-levels yin yoga class will teach ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Indian Cooking: Northern Indian Delights - Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Green Ridge

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Take a culinary trip through India without leaving Roanoke! June is all about the Indian Street Snacks! There are so many dishes that are sold on the streets in India like Delhi and Mumbai by vendors that draw big crowds. August will feature a culinary tr...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Explore Recreation Magazine Fall 2018 Edition Available Online

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Get a preview of fall 2018 programs from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism! Our activity guide is now available online with registration starting Monday, August 20 for residents and Wednesday, August 22 for non-residents. Printed copies will be...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Catch the Waive - No Rejoining Fee for Returning Green Ridge Members

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Ready to get back in shape? If you're a former Green Ridge Recreation Center member, we want you back! During the month of August, we'll waive your rejoining fee to give you a savings of $45.

Here are a few new member benefits you may have missed!

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Highland Games Competition Returns to Green Hill Park August 25

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Roanoke County, Virginia (August 1, 2018) – Did you know that for the last nine years you could find a ton of tartan, bold bag pipes, Scottish vendors, clans and feats of super human strength at Roanoke County’s Green Hill Par...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

National Park Service Programs - Fridays & Saturdays at Explore Park

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National Park Service to Offer Programs at Explore ParkWeekly Campfire & Educational Programs to Run August to October

Roanoke County, Virginia (July 30, 2018) – Roanoke County is pleased to announce a new lineup of interpretive programs at E...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Download a New Version of the Roanoke County Parks App

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We've made some changes to the Roanoke County Parks smart phone app that will affect users on with older versions already loaded.

  • Android Users - Must delete the current app and download the new app in order to use it. The app has the same name and can be ...
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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Explore Park Visitor Center Extends Hours on Friday & Saturday

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The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center at Explore Park will be open extra hours on Friday nights in July and August to accommodate overnight camping visitors and guests. Current operating hours are Friday and Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday through Thu...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Overnight Camping Now Available at Explore Park

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Roanoke County is pleased to announce the introduction of overnight camping at Explore Park beginning Friday, June 15. Guests can choose to rent primitive sites, group sites, canvas tents and tipis year round, with convenient access to the Blue Ridge Park...

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