Roanoke Parks and Recreation

The City of Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation is a full-service, nationally accredited municipal agency that maintains nearly 14,000 acres of public land and provides the Roanoke Valley with two thousand recreational opportunities each year. With 60 parks, more than 90 miles of greenways and trails, five plazas, two outdoor swimming pools and seven recreation centers, Roanoke Parks and Recreation currently employees 62 full-time employees and roughly 158 part-time and seasonal employees.

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Monthly Newsletter

Learn about upcoming adventures, events and activities in Roanoke!

Recent Park Improvements

New Read Mountain Greenway Open

New Mill Mountain Trails Plan in Progress

New Half Pipes Installed at Wasena Skatepark

Reroute complete on a portion of Buck Trail at Carvins Cove

Recent Blog Posts

It’s Time to Register for Spring Programs!

We were going to start this blog out with something like, “Now that the weather is better…” or…

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She Hikes: Advice for Trekking in Your Own Town

Meagan LoBuglio is a PLAY Roanoke program participant and recently took to social media to talk about a…

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PLAY Roanoke Staff Park Picks

We love the “Staff Picks” section of a store; people with intimate knowledge of a topic have chosen…

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