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

The Ultimate Guide to Roanoke GO Fest–Day Three

The last day of GO Fest is just as fun as the two days prior. The hardest part…

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The Ultimate Guide to Roanoke GO Fest–Day Two

We’re continuing our GO Fest excitement with an overview of some of the possibilities that day two holds.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Roanoke GO Fest–Day One

Whether you’re a dedicated fan or new to outdoor adventures, Roanoke Go Outside Festival, A.K.A. GO Fest, is…

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