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 tread work has been completed on Araminta trail at Carvins

New playground constructed in Sunrise Park

OG Trails features have been improved

New turf fields are being installed at River's Edge

Recent Blog Posts

Roanoke Parks and Recreation Participates in USDA Food Service Program

Roanoke Parks and Recreation is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to…

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Tennis Courts Renamed for Local Legend

On May 30, 2018, the tennis courts at the River’s Edge Sports Complex were officially named the Carnis…

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Keeping the Trail Magic Alive—Pointers from an AT Thru-Hiker

By: Abe McKinney, Outdoor Section Intern People often dream about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), but few understand the mental…

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