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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Treetop Quest Fall Season Expanded with New Dates

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Treetop Quest at Explore Park is open daily through Sunday, August 22. After that date the park will operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November, as well as Labor Day Monday. Night zip line experiences are available on select Saturday eveni...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Tai Chi Classes Return to Brambleton Center on Wednesday, August 12

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Originally developed as a Martial Art for self defense, T’ai Chi is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and dynamic stretching. It is sometimes described as ‘Meditation in Motion’ because it promo...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Roanoke County Receives 2020 VACo Achievement Award for Illuminights

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The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) has announced Roanoke County as a 2020 Achievement Award Winner, recognizing excellence in local government programs. The award was presented for Illuminights, a new winter walk of lights at Explore Park in part...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Jazzercise Dance Mixx - Mondays at 7 PM Starting August 10

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Jazzercise’s high-intensity dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. Set to Top 40 music, Dance Mixx targets the three major muscle groups for a full body workout. Eight week program at Brambleton Center. Instructor: Suzanne Mill...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Get the Buzz on Bees! Family Nature Workshop August 15 at Explore Park

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Where would we be without bees? We’d be hungry that’s for sure! honeybees and native bees are responsible for pollinating most of the food that people and animals eat. Find out the difference between Honeybees and native bees, learn ab...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Now Hiring Daytime & After School Child Care Workers

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Who says a job can’t be fun? Live the #RecLife as a Roanoke County Parks employee! We’re now hiring for daytime and after school child care or parks maintenance worker positions.

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Night Zip Treetop Quest Experiences - Available Select Nights this Fall

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Experience the thrill of our ziplines and challenge course at night! Strap a light on your helmet and soar through the trees in darkness. Just $30 for ages 7 and up on select dates this fall, including: August 22, September 5, September 19, October 3, Oct...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Save 50% Off Treetop Quest Season Passes through August 15

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We’re almost halfway through the 2020 season at Explore Park’s Treetop Quest. With 60 days still on the calendar, we’re offering unlimited climbing for 50% off. Discounted passes are now on sale through August 15, and each on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Elevate! Evening Aerobics Classes at Brambleton Center Starting August 11

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Due to popular demand, we’ve added two aerobics time slots meeting every Tuesday & Thursday starting August 11. This body conditioning class includes low impact cardio, light strength/core training and stretching to improve cardiovascular he...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Now Hiring! Park Maintenance Workers Needed

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation  and Tourism is hiring! We’re looking for parks maintenance workers to perform routine skilled and semi-skilled labor such as marking fields for sports, groundskeeping, carpentry, painting and masonry re...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Over 40 Group Ex Classes Have Returned to Green Ridge - And Growing!

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Group exercise classes are back at Green Ridge Recreation Center, with 40 different weekly options to choose from. Available at no charge to Green Ridge members, or included with a daily admission pass to the facility. Keeping each program socially distan...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Reserve a Green Ridge Basketball Court Online

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We’ve added new time slots to our online reservation system for basketball courts at Green Ridge Recreation Center. There is no charge to save your spot, with daily times in 45 minute increments for groups of up to 6. Each court is sanitized and...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Pool Only $5 Day Pass Available at Green Ridge

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The indoor pool at Green Ridge Recreation Center resumes limited operation 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. A new $5 pool only pass is now...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Artisan Saturdays at Explore Park on August 1 & September 26

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Watch local artisans demonstrate their craft and enjoy FREE family activities and special attractions at Explore Park! Love what you see? All featured craftspeople have their works on display and for sale during the event. Artisans will wear masked coveri...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Treetop Quest's Net Trampoline Now Open for Adults

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New this season, adults can enjoy our 1,500 square foot net trampoline at Treetop Quest. Explore Park’s aerial adventure course is making social distancing precautions which include allowing one family grouping at a time on that attraction. That...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Twin Creeks Brewpub Now Open Weekends at Explore Park

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Twin Creeks Brewpub has resumed weekend operation at the historic Brugh Tavern within Explore Park. Beginning June 27 the restaurant will be open Saturdays from 1pm to 8pm and Sundays from 1pm to 8pm. The first weekend will be outdoor seating only, but pl...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Roanoke County Expects to Offer Fall 2020 Youth Sports Leagues with Modifications

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After reviewing Virginia’s Phase 3 Coronavirus restrictions, Roanoke County expects to offer a Fall 2020 youth sports season with program modifications. Season dates and information are now available, with registration through your local athleti...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Riverside Elevated Platform Camping Now at Explore Park

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New this season at Explore Park, enjoy riverside camping in an elevated treetop platform. Blue Mountain Adventures is offering this exclusive experience starting at just $50 a night. These unique platforms come with a covered tarp, grill, picnic table and...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Last Call Discount - Save $10 Off Each Treetop Quest Admission

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Save $10 off of each Treetop Quest admission when you schedule a visit during "last call," after 3pm on weekdays or after 4pm on weekends. You’ll have reduced climbing time, but the savings add up, as the discount is applied to every p...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Facility Rentals New Available at Roanoke County Parks

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Facility rentals have resumed at Roanoke County park facilities such as picnic shelters and ball fields. Individuals and organizations reserving these facilities must comply with state mandated Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. For more information ple...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Tubing at Explore Park - Available Each Friday through Monday

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Enjoy river tubing, inflatable kayak rental and shuttle service from our vendor partners at Blue Mountain Adventures. Hours of operation are 10am to 5pm, with the last shuttle out at 3:30pm. Operations are contingent on weather and river levels. Call (540...

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