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, four 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 playground constructed in Sunrise Park in January 2017

Added new tread work and armoring on Tuckaway and Songbird trails at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

Extended Virginia Pine trail at Mill Mountain and improved features on OG at Carvins Cove

Awarded $1.5 million from VDOT to begin Phase II of the Tinker Creek Greenway extension

Recent Blog Posts

Coming to a Park Near You: Free Yoga in the Park!

In May and June, the City of Roanoke Dept. of Parks and Recreation will be offering four free…

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60 Bags of Trash and 20 Tires Removed During 2017 Roanoke River Cleanup

On April 18, 26 volunteers worked together to remove debris from a mile-long stretch of the Roanoke River…

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Volunteers Collect 30 Tons of Trash and Tires in Roanoke for Clean Valley Day

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, hundreds of volunteers worked together to remove 28.52 tons of trash and 1.64…

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