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

Galax Recreation Center                         Holiday Season Closing's     

Closing Friday, Dec. 13 at 6pm for City of Galax Employee Christmas Dinner

Closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve

Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 - Christmas

Closing Tuesday, Dec. 30- New Year's Eve at 5pm 

Closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 - New Year's Day



Be sure to make your plans to come out and see the 2019 Light show!!

High Country Lights is an award winning animated light show featuring thousands of Glossary Link LED lights choreographed to your favorite Christmas tunes on 95.9 FM. This free light show, located at Felts Park in Galax, Virginia, can be seen nightly starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.

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

TCRH Galax Autumn Days 5K Run


Welcome to Galax Parks and Recreation


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. 

Winter 2020 is almost here.  Register now for our Youth Basketball, Men’s Adult 33 & Over Basketball, Senior, and Aquatic programs.  Also, don’t forget our fall & winter special events the annual Christmas Bazaar, Santa’s Calling, and High Country Light Show to name a few.   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 as we approach 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 

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