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

OG Trails features have been improved

New turf fields are being installed at River's Edge

Recent Blog Posts

New Holton Plaza Opens in Downtown Roanoke

[caption id="attachment_4794" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Roanoke Mayor Lea accompanies Gov. Linwood A. Holton and his wife Virginia "Jinks" Holton[/caption]…

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Hosts National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Later this month, hundreds of outdoor recreation professionals from across the nation will attend the annual Association of…

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Pro Athletes Take Roanoke 7 Summits Challenge to the Next Level

Over the years Roanoke 7 Summits has become a popular hiking tradition in the region. The beginner-friendly program encourages locals…

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