For the past two summers, my family has enjoyed spending time at Splash Valley Water Park, which is located at the Green Ridge Recreation Center in Roanoke, County. This local rec center has something to offer for the entire family. While the water park is only open between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the rec center can be enjoyed year round.
While at Splash Valley with our grandchildren, we saw infants, teens, young adults as well as senior citizens enjoying the swimming area, water slides and other activities. This is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon, or even the entire day. There is an area where children can play and run under water spouts. There are also different levels of water from 2 feet to 6 feet.
My sons have taken advantage of the Green Ridge Recreation Center. There is a basketball court, indoor pool, and gym equipment. You can take swimming lessons, learn water aerobics, enjoy group exercise or have a personal trainer. You do not have to be a member to enjoy the recreation center or water park. There are discounts however, for residents of Roanoke County.
Those living in Southwestern Virginia, do not have to travel the many miles to Virginia Beach, or Myrtle Beach for fun in the sun, and water. Splash Valley water park only minutes away in a beautiful scenic secluded quiet neighborhood and has a beautiful view of the heavens. the sun and water.
There is no beach, but there is a grassy area filled with lounge chairs where you can soak of the rays while listening to oldies music. There is also food and drink available. This combination of water park and recreation center is one of my favorite places to spend time.