Upcoming Events


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

Virginia Boating Safety & Education Certification Course

Course Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) at The Galax Recreation Center
Information: Course is required by the new Virginia Boating Education Law and the Virginia Game and Inland
Fisheries to operate any boat or personal watercraft in the state of Virginia beginning July 2009
Registration: August 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Must attend entire session and pass exam to satisfy the new Virginia Boating Education Law.
Cost: $5.00 non-refundable fee to cover class expense
Course will be limited to the first fifty [50] people who sign up.
Online Registration is also available at: https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/105928

Spinning exercise classes

will begin mid January.  For information contact 233-6797

Classes will be TBA on weeknights

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.

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.


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. 


Tony R. Quesenberry, Director 

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..


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

Our 2020 Program & Activity Book will be coming out at the end of February 2020



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


Line Dancing 


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



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


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