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

Winter 2022 Activity Guide

Play Magazine

Recent Park Improvements

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Replaced playground slides at Horton Park and Mill Mountain Park

Seven new interpretive signs installed along Roanoke River and Lick Run Greenways with staff and Kiwanis volunteers

Replaced seven trash cans along Mill Mountain Greenway in Mill Mountain Park

Construction underway for a new trail at Morningside Park: Blackbird

Recent Blog Posts

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Show Your Support this #GivingTuesday
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a day that encourages people to do good. Since…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Hold Community Engagement Meeting on Redevelopment of Eureka Recreation Center
Roanoke Parks and Recreation invites residents to a community engagement meeting regarding the redevelopment of…
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Celebrate the Season with PLAY Roanoke Top Picks
With a name like PLAY Roanoke, you know we’re ready to shine this holiday season!…
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PLAY Roanoke After School Students Enjoy Visit with CIAA College Athletes
Students with Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s P.L.A.Y. After School Program recently enjoyed two visits with…
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Girl Scouts Build Nursing Station along Greenway
Parents of young children have a new space for feedings and diaper changes in Wasena…
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Beginner Bike Loop Coming Soon to Vic Thomas Park
In March 2022, Roanoke Mountain Adventures was awarded grant funding to build a beginner friendly…
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