Waid Park - Water Sports

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Discover thrilling water sports at Waid Park, near Roanoke, VA, offering kayaking, canoeing, and tubing adventures along the scenic Pigg River. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned paddler, the river's diverse routes cater to all skill levels, promising an unforgettable outdoor experience amidst lush greenery and abundant wildlife. Tubing enthusiasts flock to Waid Park for leisurely floats down the gentle sections of the Pigg River, perfect for families and groups seeking relaxation and fun under the sun. Don't miss the annual Pigg River Ramble event, drawing water sports enthusiasts for an exhilarating race and camaraderie. Safety is paramount at Waid Park, with designated access points and emphasis on proper gear like life jackets. Stay informed about river conditions for a safe and enjoyable outing. Explore additional park amenities, including picnic areas and extensive trails for hiking and biking, completing your adventure-filled day at Waid Park, a premier destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts in Virginia's stunning landscape.

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  • Directions: Coming from Roanoke, take US 220S and take the first Rocky Mount exit and go 2.6 miles. At the stoplight, turn right on Route 40 West (Franklin St.). Stay on Route 40 West and go 2.4 miles (the road makes many little turns, follow the signs and stay on Route 40. Turn right, at the stoplight, on Six Mile Post Road and go 1.8 miles. Turn left at the Waid Park entrance sign.
  • Major Access Routes: Rt. 220
  • Miles from I-81: 49
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General Facility Information
  • All Sports Offered:
    • Baseball
    • Cross Country
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer
    • Softball
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  • Audio Description: Available at Baseball/Softball field
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  • Handicap Accessible:
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  • Restrooms Description: Multi-stall
  • Seating Description: Bleachers at ballfields
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  • Total Number of Baseball Fields: 2
Soccer/Field Hockey/Lacrosse
  • Total Number of Fields: 6
  • Additional Information: Waid Recreation Area is a 220-acre facility with over 10 miles of multi-use trails, picnic shelters, 2 playgrounds, soccer, baseball, softball, and lacrosse fields.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Monday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
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  • Saturday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Sports: Hiking, Biking, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Kayaking, Equestrian, Fishing
  • Sunday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Thursday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Tuesday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Wednesday Hours: Dawn - Dusk