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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Artisan Christmas Market at Explore Park Begins Nov. 29 with Live Demos

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Kick off the holiday shopping season at Explore Park, with live demonstrations from local craftspeople from Noon to 5:00 PM. We've added over 50 artisan vendors at the Visitor Center for the duration of the season. Visit on Black Friday and spend $150 or ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Crochet Fingerless Mitts - Monday, Nov. 25 at Green Ridge

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Create a warm gift for your friend or for yourself! Beginner friendly! Supplies needed for class: 9mm hook, bulky (6) one ball needed to complete a pair. Instructor Krislyn Colombini is a self-taught crocheter that now sells her crochet creations online a...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Save on Group Tickets to Illuminights, Every Thursday

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Groups of 10 or more get 10% off every Thursday during our operating season at Illuminights. Take advantage of this discount online with the coupon code GROUP at checkout, or purchase your group tickets at the gate. See our website for information about o...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Roanoke County Parks Receives Five Summit Awards for Public Relations

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism was honored with five Summit Awards recognizing excellence in public relations in the Virginia's Blue Ridge region. At an award ceremony at Hotel Roanoke on November 13, the department was awarded two Gold and ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Flex & Flow Yoga - Thursdays at Brambleton Starting Dec. 5

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Does your yoga practice need a lift? Try a new yoga sensation - yoga with weights! In this class, we will combine basic yoga flows with gentle weight lifting. All major muscles groups will be toned, resulting in better posture and leaner muscles. All leve...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

New 2020 Treetop Quest Season Pass Now Available

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Explore your wild side with unlimited visits to Treetop Quest at Explore Park in 2020. Purchase your pass by December 31, 2019 and get 15% off regular rates! This new pass pays for itself in just 7 visits. Available for purchase online or at the Explore P...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Winter Program Registration Now Open

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Registration is now open for Winter 2020 programs from Roanoke County Parks. Printed copies of Explore Recreation are available at Green Ridge and Brambleton recreation centers and other Roanoke County facilities. Call (540) 772-PLAY (7-5-2-9) to register...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Roanoke County Ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting to be Held Dec. 2

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Roanoke County, Virginia (Friday, November 8, 2019) - Roanoke County officials will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with a ceremonial Christmas Tree lighting on Monday, December 2 at the South County Library.

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Dry Hollow Holler! A New Short Track Mountain Bike Race at Camp Roanoke Dec. 14

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Close out the year with 20 minutes of intense short track mountain bike racing at the inaugural Dry Hollow Holler at Camp Roanoke! Providing a great introduction to racing for novice riders and an opportunity to maintain late-season fitness for more serio...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Illuminights at Explore Park

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Our region's largest holiday event is coming! Explore Park and Center in the Square are looking to fill over 700 volunteer shifts during our 26 day operating season. Do you have an organization that wants to help? Online registration is available on our w...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Illuminights Registration Now Available Online

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Advance tickets are now available for Illuminights, a holiday walking light event at Explore Park. Journey at your own pace down a half-mile wooded path while taking in the sights and sounds of the season. It's a partnership between Roanoke County's Explo...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

New Hinchee Park Adds 235 Acres and Carvins Cove Trail Connections

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Roanoke County celebrated the opening of a new 235 acre park with a ribbon cutting this week. The new Hinchee Park is a woodland preserve consisting of a two-mile trail connecting the Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail with Carvins Cove Natural Reserve. Openi...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Adventure Academy Now Enrolling - Earn Patches for Outdoor Activities

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Earn patches by participating in select outdoor programs offered by Roanoke County and Explore Park. For a $15 enrollment fee you'll get a patch shield and adventure log book to record your journey. Complete 12 of the 16 available patches and you'll recei...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Explore Park Offers Nature Backpacks for Junior Explorers

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New at Explore Park, check out a nature discovery backpack, filled with field guides, study journals and science tools needed to explore the diverse plant and animal life at the park. Stop by the Visitor Center any time during operating hours (daily 9am t...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Birthday Parties Now Available at Treetop Quest on Weekends

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Take your next birthday party to the trees! Treetop Quest at Explore Park now offers party packages every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM. Cost is just $220 for 10 participating climbers, including time on the party pad and two hours...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Illumnights is Coming to Explore Park this Holiday Season

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Roanoke County, Virginia (July 25, 2019) – At a “Christmas in July” event today, Roanoke County and Center in the Square announced a new partnership to host an annual holiday light show at Explore Park. This inaugural event w...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Treetop Quest Offers Special Summer Camp & Day Care Rates

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Treetop Quest at Explore Park now offers special rates for visiting summer camp and day care organizations. Book a 2.5 hour experience for just $9 for ages 4-6 or $11 for ages 7-17. Chaperones are free! Qualified groups should call (540) 777-6391 and leav...

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