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

Wanderlust for a Day—Enjoy a Day Trip with Your Friends at PLAY Roanoke

Traveling is the best way to see new sites, meet new people, and enjoy new experiences. If you’ve…

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A Quick-Start Guide to Succulents

Succulents are revered for their beauty, minimalistic style, and easy-to-keep nature. However, these cactus cousins still have basic…

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Ironman Race in Roanoke Illustrates Importance of Outdoor Recreation

Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s mission is to build a welcoming community through play, and it appears to be…

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