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

Fall 2021 Activity Guide

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Recent Park Improvements

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Mill Mountain Trails Plan Completed and Adopted

Fallon Park Basketball Courts Resurfaced

Timber Guardrail along Roanoke River Greenway in Wasena Replaced

New Water Fountain Installed at 10th Street Trailhead on Lick Run Greenway

Recent Blog Posts

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Pursuing Wellness through Parks and Recreation
One of our core values here at PLAY Roanoke is to support the health and…
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Former Northeast Resident Instrumental in New Futsal Court to Preston Park
Preston Park is now home to Roanoke’s newest Futsal court, an idea five years in…
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Free Basketball Tournament, DJ Battle on January 29
Roanoke Parks and Recreation (PLAY Roanoke) is offering two free events on Jan. 29: A…
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PLAY Roanoke Staff Holiday Gift Guide
No one knows our programs better than our staff, so we polled the team to…
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Youth Sports: The Secret to a Happy, Healthy, Successful Community
It’s no big secret that participation in youth sports can be a great way to…
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Celebrate the Season with PLAY
This holiday season, let us fill your calendar with engaging programs for the whole family.…
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