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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Swing Dance Lessons - Tuesday Nights at Green Ridge

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Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving! Each six week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20's or 30's Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Kegs & Barrels Festival Returns to Green Hill Park on August 4

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Join us for an afternoon and evening of wine and craft beer tastings! Relax and enjoy the scenic views at Green Hill Park while grooving to the music of Rutledge and 360 Band. Enjoy local food and arts/craft vendors. Bring your own chair and small portabl...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Outdoor Yin Yoga Class - Saturday, July 28 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: July 17, 2018

Firefly Hike - Saturday, July 28 at Explore Park

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Join our Naturalist for a evening hike led by the luminous Firefly! Ages 5 and up will take a hike to observe and learn about the different messages their flash patterns are communicating. You will also learn about the different kinds of fireflies and the...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Forest Garden Ecology Workshop - Sunday, July 22 at Explore Park

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Learn the basics of how to design and create a diverse perennial food forest in a new workshop on Sunday, July 22 at Explore Park.  Ages 16 and are invited to learn how to weave the different elements of a designed plant community to produce many...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Register in Advance for Spartan Kids Race and Save $10

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Don't forget to register in advance for the Virginia's Blue Ridge Spartan Kids Race coming up next Saturday and Sunday at Roanoke County's Green Hill Park. Choose from two days of exciting obstacle courses for kids, races for medals, food trucks and famil...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Line Dancing Workshop at Green Ridge - Saturday, July 28

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Ready to ‘shake your groove thing’ and learn new line dances?  If yes, join us for this exciting Line Dancing workshop!  You will learn line dances to different types of music including Rhythm and Blues, Country, and ...

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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: July 3, 2018

Lego Stop Motion Animation Camp at Green Ridge - July 23-27

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Light, cameras, LEGO action! Use LEGO bricks to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects and all your favorite mini- figure characters! In this unique and creative camp by Bricks 4 Kidz Roanoke, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and p...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Splash Valley Now Open Until 10PM on Fridays Nights

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Hang 10 Fridays are here! Now through July 27, Splash Valley Water Park is open late until 10pm for the first time ever. Each week will feature a themed activities and a live DJ from K92 Radio. Admission is only $7 when you arrive at the park after 4pm. Y...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Touch a Truck Celebrates 10 Years at Green Hill Park, July 28

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We did it!! Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is hosting Touch A Truck for its 10th year! In the past nine years we have brought 1,489 vehicles to Green Hill Park as well as delightful memories to over 71,000 visitors. If you have never been a ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

New Horseback Riding Camps Offered at Explore Park

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New at Explore Park, we're offering horseback riding programs for kids ages 8-18. No experience needed! Get started on the right hoof with the equine experts from Reba Farm. Saddle up for a week of adventures on horseback. Learn basic horsemanship skills ...

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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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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Green Ridge Indoor Pool Extends Hours for the Summer

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Roanoke County Public Schools are out for the summer! That means the indoor pool at Roanoke County's Green Ridge Recreation Center is open additional hours for our members and guests. All pool features are available from Noon to facility close, including ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Summer Program Registration Now Open for Everyone

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Roanoke County's summer 2018 recreation programs are now open for registration! You don't have to be a resident to sign up for our lineup of hundreds of classes and camps at Green Ridge Recreation Center, Explore Park, Brambleton Center, Camp Roanoke and ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Virginia's Blue Ridge Recognized Nationally for Mountain Biking

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Roanoke, VA – Virginia’s Blue Ridge has been awarded a Silver-Level Ride Center™ designation by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) elevating this region to a whole new level as a mountain biking destinati...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Splash Valley Morning Swim Club - Now Available Two Days a Week

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Is your day care, summer camp or church program looking for a special activity for the kids? Join other area youth programs every Tuesday or Friday for a full morning of aquatic fun at a discounted rate of just $6. New this year, we've added two days for ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

2018 Summer Camp Programs Now Available

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Choose from over 150 weeks of summer fun for ages 3-17. Roanoke County's summer 2018 camp lineup is now available, and registration is open for all programs including overnight, half-day and full-day experiences at various locations.

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