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

Barnhardt Creek Bridge Connecting Roanoke and Salem Officially Open

Roanoke Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission and the City of Salem, hosted…

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Unveils First Permanent StoryWalk in Belmont Park

Things you expect to see at parks: playgrounds, greenspace, shelters. Something not as common? A StoryWalk®. But that’s…

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Check Your Mailboxes–Reimagine Rec Surveys Sent to Random Residents

Make sure you're checking your mailboxes, folks; there's a chance you were one of the random City residents…

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