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

The new Parks and Recreation Master Plan is in progress

Morningside Park's new trail is now under construction

A new pumptrack is now open at Wasena Park

The second phase of Garden City Greenway is now complete

Recent Blog Posts

Checking in: River’s Edge North Renovation Update

If you've driven by, attended GO Fest, or played tennis, you're well aware of the changes taking place…

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PLAY for the Holidays–Festive Events for the Whole Family

Tis' the season for all things family and fun, and because PLAY is in our name, you know…

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Recognized in National Publications

The Roanoke Parks and Recreation Department works hard to bring quality parks and programming to the region, and…

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