Outdoor Recreation Activities

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CREEK FREAKS POOL PRACTICE SESSION

Would you like some time on the water this winter and still be warm? Join the Creek Freaks of Franklin County as they offer paddling guidance and suggestions during an open pool practice at the Rocky Mount YMCA. Whether you want to dial in your roll or just become more comfortable sitting in your boat, now is your pre-paddling season opportunity. Non-club members are welcome.

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Every Sunday
Jan 12- Feb23
(NO Feb 2)
2 pm- 4 pmYMCA Pool18+$ 5 at door


CREEK FREAKS NEW YEARS DAY FLOAT

Join the Creek Freaks for a New Years tradition. This family friendly float on the Blackwater River is an exhilarating way to start the new year. Ages 14 & under must have adult supervision. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring your own boat. Please meet at the put in on New Plant Road off of Grassy Hill Road. PFD’s are mandatory. Shuttle will run at 11:30am.

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Wed, Jan 1Noon- 2 pmBlackwater River, Grassy HillAllFree


STROKE AND STRIDE OPEN WATER SWIM CLINIC

Offering professional training and competition for anyone interested in open water swimming. Fully supported 1 and 2 lap swims in SML followed by 3.5 mile run options. Tuesday evenings throughout the month of May. Clinics are well suited for those training for Ironman 70.3 and Triathletes. For info and registration log onto: https://www.ironedgeevents.com/stroke-stride


2020 PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL

If you enjoy watching world class paddling films join us at the Harvester Performance Center for one of Virginia’s only world tour viewing locations. There will be vendors, pizza and brews. Social hour begins at 6pm and the screening starts at 7pm. $5 raffle tickets will be sold at the door, all proceeds goes towards Franklin County trails and blueways development. Over $2,000 in gear will be raffled off. Thank you Roanoke Regional Partnership and Roanoke Outside for your support.

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Wed, Mar 46 pm- 9 pmHarvester
Performance Center
AllFree


SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

Shine Runners Pub Run’s offer group exercise opportunities for the whole family whether you are a runner, walker or just need some community. Offering runs every Thursday evening throughout Franklin County. Find out more at: facebook.com/groups


FC YOUTH TRAIL RUNNERS

Middle school and high school youth who love to run trails this is for you. Register for free online and join weekly Wednesday practice at Waid Park. Family members are welcome to actively participate in weekly practice. Races are optional but strongly encouraged. 

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Wednesday, 
Feb 19- Apr 29
5:45 pm- 7 pmWaid Park10-16Free


JAMISON MILL CAMPGROUND

Season: April 1st - October 31st

Reserve your campsite now at PlayFranklinCounty.com. All reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance. Reservations are not required but sites are limited. Payment must be made at the time of reservation. First come first serve sites are available via a self serve pay station (check or exact change only). Due to the limited number of sites advanced reservations are recommended. 


*NEW* SLEDDING AT SUMMIT VIEW-OPEN PLAY

Spend your next snow day sledding at Summit View Business Park. The smooth maintained hillside located near the twin silos at the main entrance is a perfect recreational area to sled. As long as we can receive 4 inches or more of snow then you have a standing invitation to get out there and play. A plowed parking area will be available at the farmhouse. Please follow Franklin County Parks & Recreation Facebook Page where you can be informed of Summit View sledding activity.

*NEW* LIFE IN COLOR FUN RUN

IronEdge Events presents, LIFE IN COLOR Fun Run March 29th at Waid Park. This fun run is for families, sports teams, businesses and individuals of all ages. Wear white and run through 5 different color powder stations. Leave covered in color from head to toe! 1 and 2 mile options available. Race starts at 2 PM. For more information log onto https://www.ironedgeevents.com/copy-of-life-in-color-fun-run


STROKE AND STRIDE OPEN WATER SWIM CLINIC

Offering professional training for anyone interested in open water swimming. Clinics are well suited those training for Inronman and Triathletes. Log onto: ironedgeevents.com/stroke-stride for more information