6.0 – Existing Massanutten Community Parks and Recreation
The Massanutten Community has many parks and recreational facilities in the Massanutten Village, Woodstone Meadows, and Village Festival areas. Currently, these parks and recreational facilities are owned and operated by either Great Eastern Resorts or Massanutten Property Owners Association (MPOA). The parks include ball fields, playgrounds, an arboretum, and areas for picnicking, hiking, fishing, and biking. There are recreational facilities for indoor-outdoor water sports, winter snow sports, golfing, and general health and fitness.
The major recreational facilities owned and operated Great Eastern Resorts (GER) include:
The Great Eastern Massanutten Ski Area was originally developed by Massanutten Development Coany and opened in 1973 — it is now operated by GER. The area sits on seventy (70) acres of mountain terrain with 1100 feet of vertical drop in the Massanutten Village Kettle Area. The area includes fourteen (14) trails and two (2) terrain parks for skiing and snowboarding with eight (8) lifts. The area also includes a 900 foot long hill for winter snow and summer grass tubing. And, the area includes a ski clinic, rental building, ticket building, ski lodge, and a general store plus a summer skate boarding park and a zip-line and canopy tour park.
The Great Eastern Mountain Greens Golf Course was originally developed by Massanutten Development Company and opened in 1976 — it is now operated by GER. Mountain Greens is an eighteen-hole, par 72, championship mountain course that is 6,443 yards long and nestled in the Massanutten Village Kettle Area. The course includes a fully stocked pro shop and practice putting green. Adjacent to the pro shop is Fareways Restaurant and Lounge that features daily dining as well as nighttime entertainment.
The Great Eastern Le Club Recreational Center is an indoor-outdoor recreational facility in the Massanutten Village Kettle Area built by GER and opened in 1986. Indoors, there is a twenty-five (25) meter swimming pool with diving area. Also, there are two hot tubs, a combination basketball/volleyball court, racquetball courts, fitness room, game room, and arts & crafts room. Outdoors, there are basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits. Nearby, there is Mountain Peak Pool which is a twenty-five (25) meter outdoor pool with diving area.
The Great Eastern Woodstone Meadows Recreation Center is an indoor-outdoor recreational facility built by GER in the Woodstone Meadows area that opened in 1997. Indoors, there is a heated indoor pool along with a hot tub, co-ed steam and sauna rooms, a fitness room, and a game room. Outdoors, there is a 25 meter pool along with tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground, and a picnic area. The Recreation Center also includes the GER timeshare sales and tour offices plus a restaurant. Nearby, there are horse stables for mountain trail riding.
The Great Eastern Woodstone Meadows Golf Center is located in the Woodstone Meadows area developed by GER and opened in 1998. The Center’s golf course is an eighteen-hole, par 65, executive course that is 5,065 yards long. The Center also includes a twenty-five (25) practice stall driving range, with grass hitting area and practice putting green. The course also includes a fully stocked pro shop with a Dead Solid® Golf Simulator that features realistic indoor golf through championship course play, driving range usage, video swing analysis and custom club fitting.
The Great Eastern Waterpark is located in the Village Festival area developed by GER and opened in 2006. The indoor part of the facility is 130,000 square feet with eight (8) individual indoor water slides to include a thirty-nine (39) foot tall by two-hundred and fifty (250) foot long body slide, a four-hundred and forty (440) foot long tube slide, and indoor pipeline rider. The indoor part also includes state-of-the-art arcade and several restaurants. The outdoor part of the facility includes a forty (40) foot outdoor downhill slide with four lanes and a large outdoor wave pool that produces three (3) waves. GER has future plans to increase the size of both the indoor and outdoor facilities.