Move over, youngins—it’s the grown-up’s turn to play!
Why leave all the fun and games to the kids? Roanoke Parks and Recreation has several options for local adults to make new friends, stay fit, enjoy comradery, and develop a sense of accomplishment outside of the workplace. Check out the full run-down on league options, plus details on sign-ups and more!
Enjoy Team Comradery with Adult Softball
Experience the ball field, bright lights, and ability to unwind when you join our Fall Adult Softball league. League options include men’s and co-ed teams, so you’re sure to find something that meets your needs. Teams are guaranteed a total of 10 regular-season games throughout the season, plus additional games in tournament play. Fall schedule begins in August and runs through the fall, while spring league begins in April and runs through June. Game play ranges between 6-10pm, two evenings per week. No prior experience necessary, but quick tip—you’re going to want to stretch before running those bases! Cost to join ranges from $345 – $360 per team.
Cure the Winter Blues with Adult Indoor Soccer
This league kicks off (pun intended) just as cabin fever starts to dig in. Beginning in December, this open, co-ed league plays six-on-six soccer at the Eureka Recreation Center indoor gym. Teams play on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6-10pm; all adults 18and over are welcome to join! There are a guaranteed eight games per team, seven regular-season games, and entry into a single-elimination, post-season tournament. Registration opens September 1, and cost is $223 per team for the entire season.
Re-Awaken Your Inner-Child with Adult Kickball
Every year at River’s Edge, a group of young-at-heart adults gather to play the game we al
l know and love—kickball! From June through September, teams meet to play in downtown Roanoke. This extremely popular league is open to all adults 18 and over, no experience necessary. Expect a good workout and lots of laughter! The cost is $215 per team, and registration opens late spring each year.
Meet New Friends at Ultimate Frisbee
For something less formal, check out Ultimate Frisbee. This pick-up league gathers every Wednesday evening at River’s Edge to play for a couple of hours each week. The season is open, starting in April and ending in November. Cost to join is only $20 for the season with no experience necessary. Ultimate Frisbee is open to all adults age 18 and up.
Gather the Squad for Adult Field Day
Looking for more play in your life? Adult Field Day is probably just what you need! It’s the perfect excuse to play, laugh, be creative, and embrace child-like joy. Every August for one day only, teams of six to eight players gather together to compete in silly games (three-legged races and water balloon fights for example). Prizes are awarded throughout the event for various things (so even if you’re not athletically gifted, you can still win!). Teams are encouraged to bring out their inner crazy, perhaps arriving in costumes with creative team names ready to go. Gather your friends and family and create a team! Cost is $125 per team. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer Saturday!
Get year-round information on Play Roanoke’s athletic offerings by following us on social or visiting our Athletics page. If you’d like to be first in line on upcoming teams, consider joining our Free Agent List. Captains and coaches use this list to fill open spots on their rosters. Click here to get your name on there. And of course, stay up to date with all our events and leagues with our monthly e-newsletter!