COVID19

Virginia Phase 3 Re-Opening (Updated 6/24/20)

Governor Northam has announced that Virginia will  soon enter Phase 3 of Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. Scroll down for details about impacts to our facilities.

Facility Closures

  • Green Ridge Recreation Center - OPEN with modifications. Review our detailed re-opening policies and procedures.
  • Splash Valley Water Park - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. We are  working towards a partial re-opening of some aquatic recreation services by late July. Stay tuned for an announcement about re-opening dates, modified schedules and services
  • Brambleton Recreation Center - OPEN for limited classes. Click here to view and register for programs.
  • Camp Roanoke - CLOSED.
  • Explore Park 
    • Outdoor amenities and trails - OPEN
    • Camping, cabin, yurt rental - OPEN
    • Visitor Center - OPEN
    • Treetop Quest - OPEN
    • Tubing Rental - OPEN Fridays through Mondays
    • Twin Creeks Brewpub - OPEN Saturdays and Sundays only
  • Public Service Center Administrative Office - CLOSED  This facility will be staffed and answering phone calls at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0
  • Catawba Center - CLOSED

Athletics Leagues & Games

  • Youth Sports Fall 2020 Season - OPEN WITH MODIFICATIONS. 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 athletics league beginning July 1. Download a summary of our proposed fall schedule and statement of potential changes. A complete list of modifications will be finalized by July 21.
  • Schedule Subject to Change - Please note that policy and procedural changes or schedule modifications may be made at any point in the season as circumstances warrant. Be aware that while recreational level games can be played in Phase Three, Phase Two physical distancing guidelines are not conducive to recreational level game play. Consequently, should Roanoke County be placed in Phase Two at any point during the season, games would be postponed during the reversion and teams would only be permitted to hold practices in accordance with published Phase Two guidelines. Please note, however, should the reversion to Phase 2 occur, it will likely be necessary to extend the season through November 14 to accommodate the regular season without consideration of post-season play.
  • Field Rentals (travel teams, private schools, etc.) - AVAILABLE by calling (540) 387-6078 ext. 0

Programs and Activities

All recreation programs are canceled. No new program registration will take place during this time.

  • Summer Camps - A limited lineup of full-day child care camps will are available at Green Ridge Recreation Center and Brambleton Center. All half-day camps have been canceled & all summer camp programs at Camp Roanoke and Explore Park have been canceled.
  • Programs at All Parks & Recreation Centers - A new lineup will be announced soon.
  • After School for Kids & Ridge Kids - Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is currently OPEN.

Park System - OPEN

  • All parks are remain OPEN for passive use (groups of 10 or fewer with social distancing)
  • Learn about PARK USE GUIDELINES
  • Learn about HOME RECREATION RESOURCES including fitness and recreation online content.
  • Picnic shelter and field rentals have resumed.
  • Camping at Explore Park is OPEN.

Upcoming Large Special Events

  • Artisan Saturdays at Explore Park, - TENTATIVELY PLANNED for August 8 and September 26
  • Touch a Truck at Green Hill Park - CANCELED
  • Green Hill Highland Games - CANCELED


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