Floyd County is overrun with recreational opportunities!
Here’s a list of resources and venues to help your family find more ways to be physically active.
Please note that this list is for families to use when identifying what is happening in our community. It is not an endorsement of any one business or activity but a list of some of our community’s resources.
FREE ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY
WALKING, HIKING & BIRD WATCHING BIRD TRAILS – the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries has three Birding and Wildlife Trails. The Mountain Phase was the second trail developed and features 34 loops for you to explore. Find out more; http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt/loop.asp?trail=2&loop=MSL BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY –approximately 40 miles of this Virginia treasure is in Floyd County. http://www.blueridgeparkway.org
BUFFALO MOUNTAIN NATURAL AREA PRESERVE – the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation call this “one of the most significant natural areas in Virginia“. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/ natual_area_preserves/buffalo.shtml
CHANTILLY FESTIVAL FARMS – Excellent outdoor classroom and more for information contact Jason Gallimore, 353-5890, firstname.lastname@example.org
FLOYD ECO VILLAGE – Walking trails, camping and activities, 745-4434
HERITAGE PATHWAYS OF FLOYD – new concrete pedestrian trail; first phase. Begins across from Warren G. Lineberry Park, Town of Floyd
FLOYD WALKERS – group for adults who enjoy walking, Ellie Roe, 745-8422, email@example.com
PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS
FLOYD RECREATION PARK – located at 323 Webb’s Mill Road North, to make reservation of contact Recreation Office; 745-9363
WARREN G LINEBERRY MEMORIAL PARK – located near the center of town and open 8 – dark daily it is also the home to events throughout the year.
FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS – school playgrounds as open to the public after school hours.
FLOYD RUNNING CLUB – Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments. We have weekly run/walks, run races together, and plan on a race of our own. We meet every Thursday at 6:30pm in parking lot behind the courthouse. http://www.facebook.com/#!/FloydRunningClub?fref=ts
KEY RUNNERS – in spring, Floyd Elementary K-7 children run before school, contact: Katie Zimmerman at KeyRunnersRun@gmail.com
BACK PORCH STUDIOS – Offers a variety of classes for students of all ages, contact 540-239-6409, http://floydbackporch.com/
FLOYD FITNESS CENTER – membership and classes for adults, 745-7867, http://www.floydfitness.com
BLUE RIDGE CENTER FOR CHINESE MEDICINE – educational programs to foster health and well-being including martial arts. For more information 540-651-2682 or email@example.com
MARTIAL ARTS – Scott Rutter, 276-340-3944 YOGA – classes for adults; Jacksonville Center; 745-4130, Living Light, 745-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ON THE WATER – Daniel Sowers, 267-5565, http://www.onthewaterinfloyd.com
LITTLE PONDEROSA HORSEBACK RIDING (moving, will not be on list)
FLOYD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION – Organized teams for youth and adults; for the Youth, T-Ball, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Co-ed Flag Football, Tackle Football, Wrestling, Co-ed Volleyball, and Aerobics and for the Adults, Aerobics, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Senior Olympics. Other programs that are offered to the public are Hunter Safety Course, Health Clinics, Basketball Clinics, Coaches Clinics, Soccer Clinics and Self Defense Class. Call the Recreation Office at (540)745-9363
LEARNING SESSION FOR THE FAMILY
THE WELLSPRING ORGANIZATION – Monthly wellness seminars held at Jessie Peterman Library – 745-7370
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION – A variety of hands on classes offered to share skills and tips. Includes Suppers Made Simple, Home Canning, Master Food Volunteers and Junior Master Food Volunteers training and a variety of other food and meal preparation topics. Call 745-9307 for more information.
LEARNING SESSIONS FOR YOUTH
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION – A variety of hands on classes offered to share skills and tips. Includes Junior Master Food Volunteers, Drink Detective, What’s on the Label, Quick Healthy Snacks, and a variety of other topics. Call 745-9307 for more information.
THE WELLSPRING ORANIZATION —Wellness seminars and summer camps for children of all ages – 540-745-4141
PLENTY COMMUNITY MEALS – Meals take place on Wednesdays, during summer months. Contact Plenty! at 357-5657, email@example.com
THE WIC GARDEN is also offering Gardening workshops free to the public on the first Tuesday and Saturday of every month from February to October. Contact Kim Kirkbride at 540-745-2141 x127 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FLOYD COMMUNITY GARDEN –Grow your own vegetables or volunteer. Contact Karen Day 357-5657, email@example.com
VOLUNTEER AT SCHOOL GARDENS; WILLIS AND FLOYD – Interested in helping children to learn about gardening, Contact Karen Day 357-5657, firstname.lastname@example.org INDIAN VALLEY – Contact Jennifer Bunn
FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) FAMILIES -The Floyd County Health Department has a garden that provides fresh vegetables and gardening skills to WIC families. The garden is open for from March to October on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am to noon or by appointment. No gardening experience is necessary and children are encouraged to join their parents in the fun! All Floyd County WIC participants are welcome – please contact Kim Kirkbride at 540-745-2141 x127 or email@example.com for more information.
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