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

S.W.V.A. Youth Baseball & Softball registration begins March 4 for grades 3rd - 8th.

Registration will be March 4 – 15, 2019

Baseball Division will be grades 3rd – 5th; and 6th & 7th (can’t turn age 13 by July 15, 2019). The older age group will be ages 13 – 15.

Softball Division will be grades 3rd – 5th & 6th – 8th (can’t turn 14 by July 15, 2019).

Summer 2019 (SAP) Summer Activities Program.

Registration begins March 11 for City Residents and March 18 for Open  Register now program runs from 8:00am-5:30pm  Monday-Friday. during the summer.  Space is limited. 


Saturday April 13, 2019

The Galax Parks and Recreation Department will provide the largest Easter Egg Hunt in the area on

Easter Egg Hunt Age Groups
12:00 noon (Felts’ Park)
12:00 noon for ages 3 & under
12:20 pm for ages 4 – 6
12:40 pm for ages 7 – 10.
Raindate: Sunday, April 14, 2019

co/sponsored by WBRF 98.1 & WWWJ 1360 AM


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Co-Sponsored by Galax Parks and Recreation Dept. and the New River Trail State Park

10K Race begins at 9:00 am
5K Walk begins at 9:00 am

Entry Fee: 10K Run ~ $17.00 if postmarked by May 1, 2019
Race day registration is from 7:30 - 8:45 am at the Dr. Ed Dannelly Fitness Park gazebo. Registration closes promptly at 8:45 am. Awards will be given to all 10K run overall winners and 10K age group winners. The New River Trail 10K race & 5K walk will start and finish at the Dr. Ed Dannelly Fitness Park and follows the New River Trail. The 10K course is an out and back course. The course is entirely flat as it follows Chestnut Creek with the entire race being run on the New River Trail.

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

Spring 2019 is just around the corner.  Take this time to come in and visit our facility and try a new class in 2019. 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.  As we move through 2019 we challenge everyone to make fitness a part of your daily routine.  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 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 Brochure 

Program Registration for City Residents will begin March 4 and March 11 for Open Registration   Senior Trip Registration for Dining, Shopping and other trip registration will begin March 11


If you are interested in becoming a summer lifeguard Information below.

April 5, 6, 7, 2019

Class meets for first time Friday, April 5, from 7:00 9:00 pm, Saturday,
8:00 am Until Finished
Pre-requisites: Must swim 300 meters and Swim 25 meters, retrieve a 10lb pound brick from deep end of the pool and return it in under 1 minute, 45 seconds. Tread water for two minutes with only using the legs.
Age requirements: Must be a minimum of 15 years old by April 7, 2019    Cost: $200.00  
Sign ups are now class space will be limited

UPCOMING SPIN CLASS:  Class begins February 4, 2019 be sure to sign up now space is limited.  There will be two classes one for beginners and a the regular class. Classes start at 5:30pm.  Bring Water and dress comfortable. For sign up contact the Galax Recreation Center at 276-236-3218.

AARP  - FREE Income Tax preparation for ages 50 & up  -Thursday mornings 8am-12pm starting Feb. 7

Have you taxes prepared by AARP no appointment necessary.  Please bring all paperwork needed to complete tax forms.  


Genealogy class will be every Tuesday through February 19, 2019  3rd floor at the Recreation Center.  Be sure to register before ahead of time due to location changes with research being done.


Line Dancing 


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

POUND  - Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM



S.A.L.T.  - 4th Floor Conference Room - March 6, 2019



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