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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Group Training Club Registration Ends This Week at Green Ridge

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Maximize your workouts with the help of a certified personal trainer, and achieve your fitness goals in a small group at Green Ridge Recreation Center. Choose from several twice-weekly time slots and we'll help you get motivated and stay motivated! At the...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Baseball & Softball Camps - Spaces Still Available

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Spring ball may be over, but the fun and practice can continue for ages 7-12 during our half-day camp programs. Spaces are still available in boys baseball programs June 24-27 at Starkey Park or girls softball July 8-11 at Darrell Shell Park. Campers will...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

National Park Service Stargazing - Friday, July 5 at Explore Park

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Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks near Explore Park are some of the best places in our region to observe the night sky! Astronomy enthusiast Michael Overacker will join our National Park Service ranger for an interactive star watching experience. All programs ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

11th Annual Touch-a-Truck Returns to Green Hill on July 27

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Bring the family out to interact with over 200 cool vehicles at one of the nation's largest Touch-a-Truck events! Climb inside fire trucks, ambulances, race cars, motorcycles and more. Enjoy activities like fireman's foam, crafts, a climbing wall, wanderi...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Guitar for Absolute Beginners - Thursday, July 11

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This class is an introduction to guitar for all types of music. You will learn to tune your instrument, read tablature, strum chords, and perform easy riffs and melodies. Please bring your own guitar (acoustic or electric) to class. This class is also ope...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Beginner Kayaking on the James River - Saturday, July 13

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Enjoy 5 miles of guided river kayaking and qualified paddling instruction on the scenic James River! This beginner friendly half-day trip will take paddlers from Arcadia to Alpine alongside the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest. All necess...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Kids Pottery at Brambleton - Sunday, June 30

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Let your child experience the excitement of working in clay as Professional Potter, Rebecca McKeever, brings out their creative side. The student will learn to design pieces out of slabs of clay along with learning coiling and pinch techniques. For studen...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Nutrition Planning - Saturday, June 29

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"What do I eat?" "When do I eat?" Have you ever asked yourself these questions? Join us for this Nutrition 101 informational session where you will learn things such as eating right for your goals, the importance of hydration, carbs, f...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Intro to Indoor Cycling - Wednesday, Jun. 26 at Brambleton

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When you think of indoor cycling, do you think, “They go too fast,” “I can’t keep up,” “Cycling is uncomfortable,” or “It’s too intense for me?” Have you w...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Free Guided Hikes - Every Saturday at Explore Park

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Get a guided tour of the great outdoors with a National Park Service ranger. Every Saturday at 9am come out to Explore Park for a different hike each week. Most programs are geared towards families with young children. See our full lineup online.

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Disc Golf 101 - Learn to Play with Roanoke Disc Golf Club

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Mayflower Hills is currently ranked as one of the top Disc Golf courses in Virginia! See why as you learn the game and play a round with the experts from Roanoke Dis Golf Club on three dates in June. Learn how to play the sport while picking up some begin...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Green Ridge Offers 10% Off 6-Month Memberships in June

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Save 10% off a prepaid 6-month membership to Green Ridge Recreation Center when you sign up in the month of June! This offer replies both new and current members looking to upgrade their plan. You'll save even more when your plan comes to term in November...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

New Saturday Night Campfire & Craft at Explore Park

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Whether you're camping at Explore Park, or just want to get away from it all, we invite you to warm up by the fire every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Our staff will be on hand with marshmallows and a craft for the kids. Bring a song or story to...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Green Ridge Outdoor Tactical Locker Expands Hourse for Guests

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Get outside and get results! Now Green Ridge Recreation Center members and day pass holders can use our exclusive outdoor functional training system with regular admission. The TRX Tactical locker is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30am to 8am and 4:30...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

New Tubing Rental and Shuttle Service at Explore Park on Weekends

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Roanoke County, Virginia (May 22, 2019) – Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is kicking off the summer season with the opening of two aquatic attractions on Saturday, May 25. New this summer, Blue Mountain Adventures will be offering i...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Group Training Club at Green Ridge Offers Challenging Workouts & Personal Training

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Challenge yourself to 12-weeks of small group workouts with the help of a personal trainer. Formerly known as "Lose Big," this new class helps you achieve your fitness goals through group encouragement and proper planning. Sessions begin July 1 ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Treetop Quest Now Booking for July 1 Launch

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Explore your wild side! The new Treetop Quest aerial adventure course at Explore Park is now accepting online reservations for the 2019 season. Beginning July 1 you'll be able to zip through the forest, traversing cargo nets, tightropes and other obstacle...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes - Choose from 6 Dates at Carvin's Cove

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Get a hands-on lesson from the pros at Roanoke Mountain Adventures while practicing and honing your paddling skills on a stand up paddleboard. It will be your new favorite activity on the water. Classes are designed for the beginner with all gear and inst...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Disc Golf 101 - Learn to Play with Roanoke Disc Golf Club

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Mayflower Hills Disc Golf Course at Explore Park is one of the top ranked facilities in the state! Learn to play with the experts from the Roanoke Disc Golf Club on three dates in June. We'll show you the techniques to get started and play the front 9 as ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Roanoke County Park Improvement Grants Now Available - Due June 28

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ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (May 8, 2019)  – Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is currently accepting grant applications for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Capital Improvement Incentive Fund (CIIF). This year up to $25,000 in matching fund...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Splash Valley Morning Swim Club - Now Booking Tuesday & Friday Mornings

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Is your day care, summer camp or church program looking for a special activity for the kids?  New this year, Splash Valley has expanded to TWO morning swim club days! Join us starting at 9am on Tuesdays or Fridays and stay in the park as long as ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

National Park Service Offers Two Free Programs Every Saturday at Explore Park

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From May through August, a National Park Service ranger will provide two free family events per day at Explore Park! Each week join us for a hike at 9:00 AM and an afternoon activity at 2:30 PM. The afternoon event will alternate between a ranger chat and...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Save $5 Off Summer Camp Enrollment with Health Form Completion

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New in 2019, get a coupon code for $5 off each summer camp enrollment from Roanoke County Parks by completing your child's health form first! Simply complete the health form online and you'll receive a discount code applicable towards any of our 200 weeks...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Treetop Quest Aerial Adventure Course to Open at Explore Park in July

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Roanoke County, Virginia (April 9, 2019) – A new attraction is coming to Explore Park this July, consisting of an aerial adventure course and ziplines. This week the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved a construction and licensing agree...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Twin Creeks Brewing Company Announces Plans to Expand to Explore Park

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ROANOKE, VA (April 5th, 2019)- Twin Creeks Brewing Company is pleased to announce plans for their second location, Twin Creeks Brewing at Explore Park, opening in the fall of 2019. They will be partnering with Roanoke C...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

After School Programs Now Enrolling at 13 County Sites

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Need after school care for your elementary school age child? Roanoke County's After School for Kids is now enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year. This program is available on-site at 13 schools, including 5 day care each week during the school year, wit...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Roanoke County Receives 2019 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

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Roanoke County, Virginia (March 28, 2019) – Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism was presented with a 2019 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award today at the 30th annual Virginia Environmental Symposium at Virginia Military...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Adult Softball Teams Now Forming through USA Softball

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is pleased to announce USA Softball (formerly ASA) has partnered with our department to offer a Men's Open and Church league later this Spring at the Arnold R. Burton complex.  If you are interested in...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Escape to Your Adventure! Youth Camps Now Enrolling for Summer 2019

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Roanoke County is excited to offer the region's largest lineup of youth summer camp options. Choose from over 200 weeks of programs for ages 3-17. This year's thee is Escape to Adventure, with many new full, half day and overnight programs available. New ...

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