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

The new Parks and Recreation Master Plan is now complete

Morningside Park's new trail is now under construction

A new pumptrack is now open at Wasena Park

The second phase of Garden City Greenway is now complete

Recent Blog Posts

Top Ways to Get Out this Winter

The winter blues are all too real. Daylight is scarce after 5 p.m., and being outdoors now requires…

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OAC Blog: Island Ford Cave – Dec. 2018

"Be safe and have fun." That's Little, Tamiya's, advice for going on an underground adventure like the one…

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OAC Blog: Hanging Rock – NOV. 2018

“I was scared.” “Did you get pretty far up?” “Yeah.” “Are you proud of yourself for trying?” “Yeah.”…

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