Park Planning and Development

Parks, recreation, greenways, trails, and open space provide personal, social, environmental and economic benefits and are important to our quality of life. As Roanoke evolves, new spaces are needed where residents can play, relax, meet their neighbors, and enjoy the natural environment. Thoughtful parks and greenway planning makes sure that we continue to improve our quality of life for future generations. Our tasks are as follows:

  • bikeongreenwayEnsuring stakeholders and residents have adequate public involvement opportunities to provide input for decision-making
  • Developing and implementing the Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan
  • Providing planning and design for new parks, greenways, recreation areas, trails, and open space amenities
  • Providing effective general land use planning and policy for Roanoke’s natural resource base
  • Joining with area residents, related public agencies, and community partners to continuously improve the quality, safety, availability and accessibility of parks and open space
  • Coordinating and overseeing Capital Improvement Program
  • Supervising new construction, renovations, and improvements to parks and facilities