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                                   SWIM LESSONS

Upcoming Fall 2021 Swim Lesson Registrations

Session 1

Starts September 13 - October 13, 2021

Monday and Wednesday

Level 1 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Level 1 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Session 2

Monday and Wednesday

Starts October 18 – November 17

Level 1 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Level 2 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Session 3

Monday and Wednesday

Starting Date November 22

Level 1 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Level 3 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

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.


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. 

Upcoming 2021 Fall Water Aerobic Schedule

Dates for Classes

Session 1 August 2 – September 10
(No Class August 9 – August 13 Due to Fiddlers)
(No Class September 6 Labor Day)
Session 2 September 13 – October 15
Session 3 October 18 – November 19
Session 4 Starts November 22 to December 22
(No Class November 26 Thanksgiving or Dec 24 Christmas Eve.)
(Pro Rate This session as a 4 week Session.)
Mon, Wed, Fri
7:30 - 8:15 am Water Aerobics
8:30 - 9:15 am Water Aerobics
9:30 - 10:15 am Water Aerobics
10:30 - 11:15 am Arthritis Aerobics
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Arthritis Aerobics
12:30 - 1:15 pm Water Aerobics
5:00 - 5:45 pm Water Aerobics


Reminder of this years Christmas Bazaar it will be
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Time: 9:00 am –3:00 pm
Galax Recreation Center, 1st and 4th Floor Gym
Over 80 vendors selling holiday crafts, food items, household & outdoor handcrafted items.
Information about vendor registration will be sent out by mail. Please contact Mary Ellen Testerman at the Recreation Center by August 31, 2021 if you are interested in receiving information about being a vendor. Applications will be mailed out on September 13, 2021.


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.)


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.


2021 (TCCF ) Twin County Community Foundation Grants


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


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.


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. 


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..


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











Galax Recreation Department Locations

Galax Recreation Center 


601 South Main Street 

Galax, Virginia  24333


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