Upcoming Events

Update: The Galax Recreation Center is closed  and will not reopen until April 30th  at 6am as of now due to the coronavirus restrictions.  

Update: All Playgrounds (Felt's Park, Knob Hill, Rosenwald Felt's, Outdoor Basketball courts and Skate Park are CLOSED until further notice. Restrooms are also closed at all parks.

Be sure keep groups under 10 people when participating and practice social distancing of 6ft when enjoying a walk or run. Be safe.

All Program registrations for sports/classes will be extended to later dates to be announced.

Any other updates will be provided here and on our facebook.


                                                     VIRTUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

The Galax Parks and Recreation is proud to host its first ever virtual Easter egg hunt for kids ages 5-12. This is a great opportunity to have kids look for eggs in a safe social distancing way while our community works through this unique situation.

Starting April 8 – ends 8 pm April 12

Instructions:

Go to our Facebook page and use the Post you will read on our facebook for the virtual egg hunt. To begin your egg hunt go to the Galax Parks and Recreation website at www.galaxparks-rec.com and the Galax Public Library (https://galaxcarroll.lib.va.us/), and Galax Tourism website (https://www.visitgalax.com/) and look for eggs that are hidden throughout the website. The eggs will be different sizes and colors. After finding your total number of eggs post your child’s total egg count (from all the websites) to this post and in the comments section below of this post only.

Everyone who guesses the correct amount will be entered in a drawing for prizes from the Galax Recreation Department. You will be notified at a later date if you are a winner.

Hint: Be sure to look at each link within the websites very closely and at all the pics. Be sure to count all eggs in the icons. Icons include individual eggs, Easter baskets with eggs, Easter Bunny with eggs

 

 


DR.DANNELLY NEW RIVER TRAIL 10k Run & 5K Walk Info.

Due to the orders of our governor and the continued threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) The New River Trail 10K Run has been cancelled for May 2, 2020.   

 Instead of our traditional race, we are going to offer a virtual race option for runners who are looking for ways to still compete with others and their own race times. We know everyone has enjoyed our race in the past and our race T-shirts. We still want to provide an opportunity for everyone to participate in this event, but also follow all coronavirus precautions and restrictions.

We know many of our runners always look forward to the chance to support the Dr. Dannelly Park, as we always use this race as a fundraiser for the park.  This year we will continue to do this with a virtual race.

We will offer a virtual option for the 10K run & 5K Walk.

The Virtual Dr. Dannelly New River Trail 10K Run & 5K Walk can be run on any course of at least 10K & 5K distance (Trail or Road). This will lessen travel requirements.  Anyone running the virtual race must adhere to the social distancing requirements of less than 10 people in a group and 6ft distance between individuals.  The virtual race will allow everyone to run individually and submit their times.  Awards will be mailed to the top 3 Male and top 3 Female 10K overall winners.  No age group awards.

The 5K Walk will not have awards, but we will post the results of both races on our website and facebook sites a few days after the race submittal time.

T-shirts will only be ordered for registered runners/walkers.  Shirts will be ordered after May 1 and mailed to participants later.

 Instructions:  To be included in the results/awards you must fill out the registration form for either the 10K race or the 5K Walk – Use the form listed on this site only.  10K entry fees will follow the same guidelines that are on the form early/late registration fees.

Your entry includes a race result listing and race T-shirt that will be mailed at a later date. Only athletes who mail in their entries/fee will be entered in the virtual race.  All entry forms must be received by May 1.  Race form is on this website at 10K link.

Virtual runs must be completed between May 1 and May 8 and a screenshot or printout of uploaded GPS data must be emailed to the race director tquesenberry@galaxva.com no later than May 9th.

All entries and fees must be mailed to

New River Trail 10K Run

c/o Galax Parks and Recreation

P.O. Box 837

Galax, Va  24333


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday   6:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday  10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday     1:00pm - 5:00pm

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


 

 

                      EASTER EGG HUNT

                                 Cancelled

The Galax Parks and Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4 2020 has been cancelled for this year.

Sponsored by WCGX 96.5 "The Cat" & WBRF 98.1

 


Indoor Pool Swim Hours

Indoor Lap Swim hours

Mon./Wed./Fri. mornings 7:15-8:15am
Sat. Mornings 10am-11:00am

Sunday 1:00-2:00pm


 

Welcome to Galax Parks and Recreation

2020 is here!!!  Start your new year and decade off with a new commitment to your personal fitness and leisure.

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

Take time out to come in and visit our facility and try a new class or program this winter. Galax Parks and Recreation Department cordially invites you to come and participate in our many programs and activities.  At our facility you will find many options to meet your fitness and leisure needs. Our programs include a variety of aquatics, sports, and senior programs. Our goal is to provide the community with fitness and leisure options to help our citizens enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and learn a new activity.  Make fitness a part of your daily routine in 2020.  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 

 

GALAX RECREATION CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Great Rates For 2020

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.


PARK 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

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

  • The Beginner's Yoga will meet at a new time: 5:30 on Mondays & Thursdays

CANCELLED CLASSES

Line Dancing 


CLASSES HELD AT THE GALAX MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE

Core Yoga - Mon. & Wed. 4-5pm

 


CLASSES HELD AT THE GALAX RECREATION CENTER

S.A.L.T.  - 4th Floor Conference Room - Information Contact Mary Ellen Testerman at 276-236-3218

 

 

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

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