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

Carvins Cove’s New Restroom Will Arrive in July

Great news, trail enthusiasts! We're making a big improvement to the Bennett Springs Parking Lot at Carvins Cove Natural…

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City of Roanoke Council Member Spotlight: Mayor Sherman Lea

Published in: City of Roanoke Summer 2017 Parks and Recreation Activity Guide Parks and Recreation plays a significant role…

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Volunteers Transform Dr. Keeley Healing Garden at Carilion

In honor of Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley and Steve Buschor, volunteers, and staff from Carilion Clinic and Roanoke…

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