Active Lifestyles

Family playing tug of war on the beach.

Local Resources


YMCA: Ask about the "Everyone Deserves a Y" Program to

apply for a membership based on your income. This program 

can be used on indivigual memberships, household memberships,

and also special programs (soccer, dance, basketball, etc).

                         Visit their website HERE:

Kirk Family Y: Location: 520 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

                         Phone: 540-342-9622


Salem Family Y: Location: 1126 Kime Lane Salem, VA 24153

                            Phone: 540-387-9622


Gainsboro Y: Location: 108 Orange Ave NW Roanoke, VA 24016

                       Phone: 540-344-9622

***Gainsboro also has other membership options: be sure to call for more info***


PLAY Roanoke: Check out this hub of local activities HERE!

  • Want to get your family involved in sports? First, find your Rec Club Region HERE!

  • Check out the full list of offerings HERE, and contact Lauren Woodson at for more information.

  • They offer scholarships for kids! Click HERE for the application. For more information, visit their office at 215 Church Avenue, SW, Room 303, Roanoke, VA 24011 or email them at For assistance, call them at. 540-853-2236.


Let's Move!: Get connected to activities and the outdoors!

  • Discover the forest and other beautiful outdoor locations HERE!

  • Remember to take the following with you whenever you go exploring in nature:

    • A backpack with: water for everyone with you, healthy snacks, sunscreen, hat or sunglasses, rain gear, and extra layers.