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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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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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Now Offering E-Sports Programming
E-sports is an increasingly popular form of competitive gaming, and Roanoke Parks and Recreation is…
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PLAY Roanoke Wins Awards at VRPS Annual Conference
On Tuesday, October 26 at its annual conference, Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS), recognized…
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Free Firewood Giveaway in Roanoke on Oct. 23
Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Office will hold a self-service giveaway of firewood-quality wood…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Host Free Community Festival for Star City Safe Initiative
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is excited to host the Eureka Fall Festival, a free community…
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