Upcoming Events

Update: The Galax Recreation Center is closed  and will not reopen until April 23rd  at 6am as of now due to the coronavirus restrictions.  

Felt's Park & Mt. View Park's walking trails are still open for use along with the Playgrounds, tennis courts and outdoor basketball courts. Park restrooms are also open for use.
Be sure keep groups under 10 people when using Picnic Shelters, playgrounds.  Practice social distancing of 6ft between everyone 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.


                                 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


Reminder: Register now for the S.W.V.A. Baseball and Softball leagues for grades 3rd - 8th. Registration now at the Galax Recreation Center registration open to all city and county residents through March 23rd be sure to register your child early. For Information contact the sports Coordinator at 276-236-3218


Men's Outdoor 5 on 5 Soccer league registration begins March 9 through March 29. Registration fee $225 per team. Maximum of 8 players per team. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons. Players must be 18 years old to play and cannot play on high school teams. For information contact 236-236-3218.


Reminder: AARP Tax Prep begins Thursday Feb. 6, 2020 at 8:00am-12 noon in the Computer Lab 3rd floor of the Galax Recreation Center. Tax Prep will be every Thursday from Feb. 6- April 15.


                      EASTER EGG HUNT

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