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Registration: March 27th – April 24th, 2023

Register at the Galax Recreation Center

Cost: $30.00 – Boys and girls ages 4-7

30th Annual


SPONSORS: Classic Country 98.1 WBRF – Classic Country 93.1 WKBA (Roanoke) – 96.5 The Cat WCGX

Cancelled for Sat. April 1, 2023   

Rescheduled for Sunday April 2, 2023  at 2pm with the following schedule

Easter Egg Hunt times/ages

2:00 pm for ages 3 & under

2:20 pm for ages 4 – 6

2:40 pm for ages 7 – 10.

 The Galax Parks and Recreation Department will provide the

largest Easter Egg Hunt in the area.


Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources Boating Safety Class

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 – 8am-5pm

The one time safety class is required for anyone operating a PWC or boat with a motor in the state of Va. Class is Free to anyone
Go to the link below to register for the class at the Galax Recreation Center.
Event – Virginia Boating Safety Education Classroom Course – April 22, 2023 in Galax, VA
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Swim Lessons 2022-23



January 9 – February 8

Level 1 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Level 2 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm



February 13 – March 15

Level 2 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Level 3 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm



Starts March 20 – April 19

Monday and Wednesday

Parent tot 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Parent Preschool 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm



April 24 – May 25

Monday and Wednesday

Level 1 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Adult 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm


SUMMER SESSIONS M,T,W,Th              Make-up for weather on Fridays


June 12 – 27, 2023

Level 1   3-3:45pm (ages 4 & up)

Level 2   4-4:45pm

Level 3    6-6:45pm

Level 1     7-7:45pm



July 5 – July 20, 2023

Level 1   3-3:45pm

Level 2    4-4:45pm

Parent Tot  6:15-6:45pm

(Parent Tot ages 19-36months)

Parent Preschool 7:00-7:45pm

(Parent Preschooler ages 37-54 months)



July 24 – August 15, 2023 M,T,W,Th

(No class week of August 7-11)

Level 1    3-3:45pm   (ages 4 & up)

Level 2    4-4:45pm

Level 5    5-5:45pm



September 11-October 11, 2023

Mon & Wed Only

Level 1     6-6:45pm

Level 2     7-7:45pm



October 16-November 15, 2023

Level 2     6-6:45pm


Lap Swim 2022-23


Current Lap Swim Hours (Indoor Pool)

Now until May 27

Monday 1:30 – 2:30pm

Wednesday 1:30 – 2:30pm

Friday 1:30 – 2:30pm

Saturday 10:00 – 11:30am

Sunday 1:00 – 2:30pm


Open Swim 2022-23


Current Open Swim Hours (indoor Pool)

Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Thursday 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Cost $2.00 children under 5 are Free

Children 10 and Under must be accompanied


Water Aerobics


Mon, Wed, Fri

7:30 – 8:15 am Water Aerobics

8:30 – 9:15 am Water Aerobics

9:30 – 10:15 am Water Aerobics

10:30 – 11:15 am Arthritis Aerobics

11:30 am – 12:15 pm Arthritis Aerobics

12:30 – 1:15 pm Water Aerobics


Pool Parties

Indoor Pool Party 1 hour 15 min pool time 45 min party room.

Parties are available on

Sat 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sun 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost $125.00

A Mermaid may be added to you swim party for an additional $50 for the swim time of the party. This includes mermaid and a gift from the mermaid’s prize box and decorations.








 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.


Tuesday Morning Community Walk

Conducted by the New River Trail State Park

 8:30am May-Oct, 1:00pm Nov-Apr

 New River Trail State Park   208 E Stuart Dr, Galax, VA

 Enjoy a brisk fitness walk on the New River Trail. Gather in the restroom area just beyond the caboose for a fast-paced fitness walk led by a VA State Park volunteer interpretive guide. 

 The walk goes to the Cliffview ranger station and back for a total of four miles along Chestnut Creek. The mostly shaded, crushed-stone trail is 12-feet wide with almost no elevation change. You are welcome to walk less by turning back at any point. Participants finishing the walk will receive a free day pass for the Galax Recreation Center (think  pool, gym, etc.!). Please note that there is a $7 fee for parking in State Park lots unless you have an annual pass. Rainfall will cancel the walk in most cases. The group size will be limited to 12 and pre-registration will be required. To register, please visit

 For more information about the New River State Park Trail, visit