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, four 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 tread work has been completed on Araminta trail at Carvins

New playground constructed in Sunrise Park

Royalty Trail's features have been improved

New turf fields are being installed at River's Edge

Recent Blog Posts

Roanoke Parks and Recreation Releases New Trail Maps

Did you know that Roanoke's trail system is one of the fastest-growing public trail networks in America? Aside…

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Roanoke Selected for U.S. Navy Band Tour

Roanoke, VA – On Aug. 16, America's Navy is coming to Roanoke: one of five cities to host…

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Youth Mountain Bikers Compete in Roanoke’s Fishburn Park

On July 13, dozens of Roanoke's finest young mountain bikers arrived at Fishburn Park geared up and ready…

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