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

Summer 2022 Activity Guide

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Recent Park Improvements

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Completed maintenance on Morning Dove Trail at Morningside Park

Plated over 28 trees in parks

Installed four new benches on Garden City Greenway

Planted over 3,000 annual flowers and spread over 7,000 yards of mulch

Recent Blog Posts

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Pool Party to Celebrate Last Day Before Washington Park Pool Renovation
Washington Park Pool will close for the season on Sunday, August 14 and a renovation…
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City Invests Additional $2 Million towards Deferred Maintenance in Park System
The City of Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation is set to invest an additional…
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PLAY Roanoke Announces the Formation of the Roanoke Parks Foundation
For Immediate Release: July 15, 2022 PLAY Roanoke Announces the Formation of the Roanoke Parks…
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Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month with PLAY Roanoke
July is here, which means it’s Parks and Recreation Month!  We can’t wait to share…
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Parks and Recreation Department Addresses Deferred Maintenance Priorities
Over the past several months, the Parks and Recreation Department has been tackling numerous maintenance…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation to offer USDA Summer Food Service Program
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Meals will…
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