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 69 full-time employees and roughly 158 part-time and seasonal employees. Read More

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Recent Park Improvements

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Completed Corridor 6 of the Mill Mountain Trails Plan

Repurposed tennis courts at Preston Park to a Futsal Court

Repaved 1/4 of Roanoke River Greenway near Bennington

Planted over 3,300 tulip bulbs in Henriette Lacks Plaza

Recent Blog Posts

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Host ‘Freedom First Festival’ in Celebration of Independence Day
Friday, May 6, 2022 Roanoke, VA- On Sunday, July 3, Roanoke Parks and Recreation and…
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Roanoke Urban Forestry and Volunteer Tree Stewards Plant Trees for Arbor Day
 Each year, Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry department organizes Arbor Day celebrations.  Arbor Day…
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Mill Mountain Discovery Center Introduces Augmented Reality Sandbox
Roanoke Parks and Recreation has a new experiential learning exhibit at the Mill Mountain Discovery…
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Parks and Recreation to Hold Court Dedication, Basketball Tournament Honoring Ricky Renell Wright
Roanoke, VA (March 23, 2022)- On Friday, May 6, 2022, Roanoke Parks and Recreation (PLAY…
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Work Officially Begins on Much Anticipated Section of Roanoke River Greenway
If there’s any truth to the saying “Good things come to those who wait,” get…
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Fishburn Mansion is Home to New Community Recording Studio
Old meets new as the historic Fishburn Mansion is the home of a new recording…
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