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“Great local resource for fun, exercise and not bad to look at!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley Water Park

Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley Water Park
7415 Wood Haven Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019
540-777-6300
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Ranked #14 of 20 Attractions in Roanoke
Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: Designed with family fun in mind, Green Ridge offers two great attractions in one convenient location! The indoor center is open year round, featuring family friendly activities like swimming, interactive games, a gymnasium and fitness area. Splash Valley Water Park is an outdoor aquatics area open Memorial Day to Labor Day, featuring two 34-foot high slides, a sprayground and a current river. Daily admission is available to either facility.
Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great local resource for fun, exercise and not bad to look at!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have attended GRRC and SVWP many times. Even joined for a short attempt at getting in shape. Yes, to those that state it can get crowded, you are correct. But that is simply a sign that people like it and go there to use the facility. It is not so crowded that you cannot use the resources there. If what you need is being used, simply go on to another piece of equipment and then go back to what you wanted. Simple science. As an ex-BAC member, I prefer the variety and the cost better at GRRC. BAC does not offer enough variety. My only negative with GRRC has nothing to do with what is currently offered as much as the one thing I wish they would add...a dry or wet sauna. That would make it a perfect well-rounded gym. The facility is modern enough to feel like you can enjoy an escape from Roanoke. The beautiful outside surrounding combined with the building, that is exactly what you can feel...like you had an escape.

Visited February 2014
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Salem, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Great Gym”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I've had a membership here for over 2 years now. It's a great place to workout, equipment is updated and new stuff added at least once per year so you're always working out on the newest equipment available.

January - April can be pretty crowded especially if you arrive to workout around 5:20-5:30 p.m. if you get there during that time you better not have your heart set on one piece of equipment or you will have to wait. May - December isn't as bad during the peak workout times.

The "water park" is quite small and they can easily reach capacity on a Hot day, so if you plan on going on a very hot day you need to get there as early as you can or you will be denied entry/have to wait until people leave before you can go in.

Sadly they still do not give a discount to people who keep a yearly membership with the gym to use the outdoor water park, but they also have an indoor pool that members can use with their membership pass at no additional charge.

Visited June 2014
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Roanoke, Virginia
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“Ridiculous Rules, Overpriced & Overcrowded!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I personally HATE this place! The rules are ridiculous and inconsistent...no jewelry on the slides, no watershoes (really? it's a WATER park), no outside food or drink even for babies! They gave out beach balls at a special event BUT no beach balls are allowed and we were told to take them to the car. NO goggles that cover your nose...truly the list goes on and on!! Just one day there and you will see so many unhappy guests. Broken chairs galore! Unfriendly staff...be prepared for a bag search. Do not waste your time or money here!!

Visited August 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Overpriced YMCA, But with a pool!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

They pretty much offer the same exercise and routine from any gym in Roanoke/Salem and offer a little more. There non Roanoke County Resident cost is extremely high. And even if you are a Resident you will pay much more than you would if you used the YMCA.

The biggest selling point for them is there little mini indoor/outdoor water park, But for a little more you could go to Emerald Point and have tons more to do.

Visited May 2014
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Roanoke, Virginia
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“Fun for Families!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My family started visiting Green Ridge using day passes about a year ago, and finally decided to join. We love the variety of activities available there, and the wellness equipment is updated often and well maintained. In ther summer, Splash Valley Water Park is a good value and the best public pool in the area.

Visited March 2014
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