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 maintenance on Morning Dove Trail at Morningside Park

Plated over 28 trees in parks

Installed four new benches on Garden City Greenway

Planted over 3,000 annual flowers and spread over 7,000 yards of mulch

Recent Blog Posts

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Parks and Recreation Department Addresses Deferred Maintenance Priorities
Over the past several months, the Parks and Recreation Department has been tackling numerous maintenance…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation to offer USDA Summer Food Service Program
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Meals will…
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Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Pools Open June 3
Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Pools officially open on Friday, June 3, with the season…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Prepares for Replacement of Wasena Bridge
Starting in fall 2022, the City of Roanoke will begin replacement of Wasena Bridge on…
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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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