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

Spring 2023 Activity Guide

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Recent Park Improvements

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Renovated nine hole disc golf course at Fishburn Park

Added wayfinding signage to Roanoke River Greenway at Vic Thomas Park and Ghent Hill Park

Replaced field fencing at Wasena Park

Completed construction of a new bicycle skills trail at Vic Thomas Park

Recent Blog Posts

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Take Off on an Adventure with Play Roanoke
Have you been craving a little excitement and adventure? Our wide selection of day trips…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Announces Affiliation with Little League Baseball for Upcoming 2023 Season
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that city youth baseball will have Little…
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Historic Water Wheel at Mason Mill Park Running Once Again
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that the historic water wheel at Mason…
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Shiny Swings, Fresh Slides, and Four Updated Playgrounds Coming Soon
You may remember last year’s celebration of six playground replacements across the city, including Garden…
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An Introduction to Adventure for P.L.A.Y. After School Students
Odyssey emerges from the top out section of the bouldering area with a smile that…
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Ten Ways to Beat the Winter Blues with Play Roanoke
It’s no secret that the start of a new year is a popular time to…
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