We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good, but overcrowded” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley Water Park

Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley Water Park
Ranked #22 of 64 things to do in Roanoke
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Troutville, Virginia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good, but overcrowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

SPLASH VALLEY It is definitely a fun place to spend the day with our 2 boys, ages 5 and 12. The little kid area is amazing and the the 2 slides are a blast for kids and grown ups. However, we must not be the only ones loving the place, since every time we have gone, and we go during weekdays, it is packed to the max. They do have snacks and food for purchase, but I have not seen many healthy options, so we pack our snacks and lunch, and it is allowed to bring your own, what is extremely nice.
GRRC We have only been to inside pool was, but we did like it and the kids enjoyed it quite a bit.

Visited July 2014
Thank ievasandy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

42 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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
Thank Brendasreview
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Salem, Virginia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“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
Thank NoseOverTail
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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
2 Thank smilingeyeskc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roanoke, Virginia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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
2 Thank CommoGuy4u
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley Water Park also viewed


Been to Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley Water Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing