Click here for the 2024-25 Galax Parks and Recreation Program Brochure   


DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL                                         

Registration: February 12th – March 18th, 2024  Register at the Galax Recreation Center Cost: $30.00  – Boys and girls ages 9-10, 11-12


Desk Clerk – Galax Recreation Center Part-Time
Duties include but not limited to answering calls providing callers information. receipt of payments, handling program registrations, greeting customers answering questions, and other duties related to the job. Hours mostly evenings 4pm-9pm occasional weekends
20-25 hours a week.
Applications are available at the Galax Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Galax Municipal office.
Applications must be turned in at the front desk of the Galax Recreation center. For more information contact 276-236-3218 .
See insights and ads


Virginia Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Boating Safety Education Course

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

8:30am – 5pm
at the Galax Recreation Center
You must register online for the class at the DWR website under boating education. Class is very limited. Register early
About the Event
This is a free boating safety course and meets the requirements for earning the state boating certification. The class will begin at 8:30am and end at 5pm. The class does include an exam at the end of the day. Please pack a lunch as we will not have time to go out to lunch. The course is best suited for adults and youth older than 12 years of age.
If you have questions, please email David Gruber at
This course is recommended for motivated students 12 years of age and older with good reading and comprehension skills who want to learn more about the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. Course materials are on a 6th grade reading level.
A typical Boater Education Course lasts 6-8 hours with exam time depending on the class location and instructor.
Who Needs Boater Education?
In 2007, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law to establish a boating safety education compliance requirement. This requirement has been phased in over the past several years; and by July 1, 2016, all operators (regardless of age) of PWCs (personal watercraft such as jet skis, Sea Doos, and Wave Runners) and operators (regardless of age) of motorboats with a motor of 10 horsepower or greater will be required to have a boating safety education course completion card on board when operating a PWC or motorboat.
This course will enable you to become a safe boater who:
boats safely
respects other boaters
obeys the law
understands boating laws
Topics covered include:
boating operations
safe boating practices
navigation signs
boating responsibilities




The Galax Parks and Recreation Department offers quality supervised programs for boys and girls in grades K – 5th who attend Galax City Schools.  This program is held Monday through Friday, except when Galax City Schools are closed for teacher workdays, holidays, inclement weather or other scheduled closings. Play games, go swimming and get a special rate on youth swimming lessons if you register your child in a class while they are in the after school program.  Daily snacks provided.

Galax Recreation Center 3:00 – 5:30 pm    Monday – Friday

$50.00 per week (special rates for more than one child in the same household)

*Notice – When Galax City Schools let out before noon because of inclement weather, etc., the After School Program will not operate.  When schools let out at noon or later, the After School Program will pick up your child.  For more information, call 236-3218.