Upcoming Events

                              ANNOUNCEMENTS:  


GALAX OUTDOOR POOL

The Galax Outdoor Pool will open for the 2021 season June 1st 2pm-6pm weekdays, Saturdays 12pm-6pm, and Sundays 1pm-6pm

Starting June 14th operational hours will be 12pm-6pm weekdays, Saturdays 12pm-6pm, and Sundays 1pm-6pm


2021 SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM

We are pleased top let everyone know we are planning to offer the Summer Activity program this summer. Our program is a quality supervised activity program for children ages 6-12
As with all of our programs Covid 19 safety precautions and procedures will be followed as mandated by the state of Va. Staff and children are required to wear masks and social distance at all times.
The program will operate June 14-July 30 Monday-Friday 8am until 5:30pm
Summer program fees:
One child $100.00 per week
Two children living in the same household $180.00 per week
Three children living in the same household $270.00 per week
Program Registration Dates:
(Registration will be first come first serve on the following dates)
April 5-11 Registration ONLY for current ASAP children
April 12-18 Registration for City Employee & City Residents
April 19 Open registration
Summer program spaces will be very limited this summer to insure the safety of the children and staff.

                      SUMMER SPORT CAMPS

For information regarding all Youth Sports Camps: Contact Morgan Neff at 276-236-3218

Don't miss out this summer on playing and learning new skills with your favorite sport or come try out a new sport and learn the skills needed to be successful.

MAROON TIDE YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP

June 28th, 29th, & 30th

9:00am - 11:00am -  Register at the Galax Recreation Center June 14-28.

Galax Recreation Center gym

Cost: FREE - Open to all boys and girls ages 8-13

 

MAROON TIDE YOUTH SOFTBALL CAMP

July 19th, 20th, & 21st

6:00pm - 8:00pm -  Register at the Galax Recreation Center June 14-July 19.

Mt. View Park Softball Fields

Cost: FREE - Open to girls ages 8-13

 

MAROON TIDE YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CAMP

July 27th, 28th, & 29th 

9:00am - 11:00am -  Register at the Galax Recreation Center June 14-July 27.

Galax Recreation Center gym

Cost: FREE - Open to girls ages 10-14

 

MAROON TIDE YOUTH SOCCER CAMP

Dates to be Announced for July

9:00am - 11:00am -  Register at the Galax Recreation Center June 14-July 19.

Galax High School Football Field 

Cost: FREE - Open to boys and girls ages 8-13

MAROON TIDE YOUTH BASEBALL CAMP

Dates to be Announced for July

9:00am - 11:00am -  Register at the Galax Recreation Center June 14-July 19.

Mt. View Park Fields

Cost: FREE - Open to boys and girls ages 8-13

MAROON TIDE  YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

Dates to be Announced for July

9:00am - 11:00am -  Register at the Galax Recreation Center June 14-July 19.

Galax High School Football Field 

Cost: FREE - Open to boys and girls ages 8-13

 

MAROON TIDE YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CAMP

July 26th, 27th, & 28th

6:00pm - 8:00pm -  Register at the Galax Recreation Center June 14-July 19.

Held at Felt's Park Grandstand area

Cost: FREE - Open to grades 3-6


                                  SWIM LESSONS

Upcoming Swim Lesson Registrations - 

Parent Preschool (37 - 54 months) & Parent Tot (19 - 36 months), Level 1, 2 will be a limit of 9 per class session. Sessions will run May 10 - June 10 with classes sessions on Mon & Wed. and classes sessions Tue. & Thur.

Level 1, 2, 3, 4 will be a limit of 9 per class session. Sessions will run June 14 - July 14 with classes sessions on Mon & Wed. and classes sessions Tue. & Thur.

Level 1, 2, 3, 5 will be a limit of 9 per class session. Sessions will run July 19 - Aug. 25 with classes sessions on Mon & Wed. and classes sessions Tue. & Thur.  No classes will be given during the Galax Fiddler's Convention week Aug. 9-15, 2021

You must register at the Galax Recreation Center. Class sessions and spaces are limited.

For information about each class level contact Assistant/Aquatics Director Trace Lumpkin at 236-3218.


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (ASAP) 

Registration:  Registration will be announced later for the Fall 2021 after school program with a  first come first serve only with a waiting list after registration is full.

50 Kids Total in the program – ASAP Ages:  Kids must be in Kindergarten through 5th grade only. Cost:  $50 per week per child, $90 if family has two kids, $130 if family has three kids,   Program will operate from 1:15 – 5:30pm each day school is open.  Kids will be bused from Galax Elementary School to the Galax Recreation Center at 1:15pm.  All kids must be picked up by the parents by 5:30pm

The ASAP program will follow the Galax School system’s schedule.  Ex, If school is out for any reason Ex. weather/school break week, etc. the ASAP program will not operate.  If school gets out early because of inclement weather before 11:00am parents are responsible for picking up kids at Galax Elem. School.


We would like to invite everyone back to our water aerobic and arthritis classes. We have just finished up class sessions since reopening and new class sessions are beginning and we are taking registrations for these classes at this time. For information contact us at 276-236-3218. 

 


GALAX RECREATION CENTER

Hours of Operation:         Monday - Friday (7am-8pm)    

Saturday  10:00am – 2pm    Sunday 1pm-5pm

                                           


Hours of Operation

Galax Recreation Center’s operating hours are established to best serve the needs of the public. The Recreation Center will be closed on weekends that community events are scheduled in Felts’ Park.  Children under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while using the Galax Recreation Center, Indoor/Outdoor Pool, etc. unless they are participating in a Galax Parks and Recreation Department program or activity (example: swimming lessons, youth basketball practice, swim team, etc.)


                             REMINDERS


Reminder: Be sure to sign up or update your nixle test message alerts from the Galax Recreation Center. If you have the nixle alert already on your cell phone you must update to continue to receive the Nixle Test Alerts: 
We will send out weather cancellations, closing, reminders, etc when necessary.

Text GALAXREC to 888777 on your cell phone


Indoor Pool Swim Hours

Indoor Lap Swim hours  - Call for times 

 


Welcome to Galax Parks and Recreation

The Galax Recreation Center  is back to full capacity with most of the classes and programs we have offered in the past.   As we move past this difficult time with Covid 19 the past year we will continue to add more programs and hope everyone will come back and enjoy the wonderful activities we have to offer.  The current programs and activities that are being offered senior programs, aquatic exercises classes, youth sports, cardio and weight rooms, indoor walking track, swim lessons, water aerobic classes, yoga, senior exercise classes, open gym.  A quick reminder of our outdoor facilities that are available include the walking track at Mt. View and Felts Park, tennis courts, Galax Municipal Golf Course, skate park, picnic shelters, and playgrounds.   

We hope you continue to make fitness a part of your daily routine in 2021 and will include the Galax Recreation Department in your fitness activities. If you are new to the area stop by the Galax Recreation Center and take a tour of our facilities and also enjoy a first time visit pass to participate in one of our classes, cardio or weight room for free.  In closing, we look forward to you visiting with us at the Galax Recreation Center and enjoying one of our many special events in the park.

Tony R. Quesenberry, Director 


Great Rates For 2021

Cardio or Weight Room Monthly Fee
Individual $15.00
Adult Couple (married in same household) $20.00
Family (same household) $25.00
Senior Individual (age 55 & above) $10.00
Senior Adult Married Couple (age 55 & above) $15.00
Teen (ages 13 – 17)* $10.00
*Participants may register as a teen if they are 13 – 17 years old. Teens age 13 – 15 must be supervised by an immediate family member 16 years old or older.

Cardio & Weight Room combined Monthly Fee
Individual $25.00
Adult Couple (married in same household) $35.00
Family (same household) $40.00
Senior Individual (age 55 & above) $15.00
Senior Adult Married Couple (age 55 & above) $25.00
Teen (ages 13 – 17)* $15.00
*Participants may register as a teen if they are 13 – 17 years old. Teens age 13 – 15 must be supervised by an immediate family member 16 years old or older.


GALAX RECREATION CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

2021 (TCCF ) Twin County Community Foundation Grants

NEW AQUA WHEELCHAIR & ADULT ACESSIBLE CHANGING TABLE

We would like to say thank you again to the (TCCF ) Twin County Community Foundation Grant.  We have been able to purchase a new large aqua wheelchair for our indoor/outdoor pools and a accessible changing table due to the continued support of the TCCF foundation.  These new pieces of equipment will help enhance out special needs and senior citizen aquatics programs at the Galax Recreation Center. 

                              


2020 (TCCF ) Twin County Community Foundation Grants

NEW CARDIO ROOM EQUIPMENT

We have installed our new cardio equipment in our Galax Recreation Center cardio room.  The new equipment was made possible through the    (TCCF ) Twin County Community Foundation Grant.  We at the Galax Recreation Department would like to say Thank You to the TCCF for making this new equipment available to us to share with our local citizens as we continue to make our community healthier.  Our new machines include 2  Elliptical machines, Stair Climber, 2 Recumbent Bikes, Upright Bike, and Rowing machine.

Be sure to come out to our updated Fitness facilities and enjoy a great workout each day at an affordable price.
Below is our rates for our Cardio Room and Weight rooms or combined rooms. There is no contracts or memberships just pay a fee each month with whichever facility fits you or your families needs.

NEW SWIM MEET STARTING BLOCKS FOR THE OUTDOOR POOL, PORTABLE BACKSTOPS, AND NEW SANDLOT FOOTBALL HELMETS

We would like to say another Thank You to the TCCF for making these much needed pieces of equipment possible for our community.  These items all provide much needed safety for our youth as they participate in our sports programs. 


PARK 2019 GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Take the time to come by and see our newly installed Playground equipment in Felt’s Park.  The playground equipment was made possible through the (TCCF ) Twin County Community Foundation Grant.  We at the Galax Recreation Department would like to say Thank You to the TCCF for making this possible for our community youth. 

 

 

Latest News

Dog Walks

To Everyone who walks their dogs in felts’ park or mt. view park .. please clean-up after your pets. City Code Requires Owners To Clean- Up After Their Pets.. Fine $25 – $200. City Animal Control Officers will begin Patrolling Parks and Will Issue Summons. Thank You For Keeping Our Parks Clean And Safe For Everyone To Use..

UPCOMING CLASSES AND PROGRAM CHANGES

Mind and Body Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Begins Tuesday, March 30th 2021 

$20 for 6 week session

Free for Silver Sneakers members

Spaces limited! Register at First Floor desk or call 276-236-3218


Click Here for the Galax Parks and Recreation 2020 Program & Activity Brochure

 


Click Here for the Galax Parks and Recreation 2019 Program & Activity Book 


The Galax Parks and Recreation is looking for Fitness instructors for Zumba and Pound exercise classes for our upcoming classes. Contact Mary Ellen Testerman at 276-236-3218 for information


CLASS DATE CHANGE

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CANCELLED CLASSES

 


CLASSES HELD AT THE GALAX MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE

 

 


CLASSES HELD AT THE GALAX RECREATION CENTER

 

 

 

Galax Recreation Department Locations

Galax Recreation Center 

 

601 South Main Street 

Galax, Virginia  24333

276-236-3218


Felts Park     

  

601 South Main Street * Galax, Virginia 24333

Mountain View Recreation Park

  124 Mountain View Ave * Galax, Va  24333

Galax Municipal Golf Course  

Banquet Hall and Conference Center  107 Country Club Lane * Galax, Va  24333

Knob Hill Playground

Middleton Street Galax, Va  24333

Galax Skate Park

Corner of Bartlett & Main Street  Galax, Va  24333