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

OG Trails features have been improved

New turf fields are being installed at River's Edge

Recent Blog Posts

Free Firewood Giveaways in Roanoke on Oct. 14 and Oct. 28

Roanoke Parks and Recreation's Urban Forestry Office will hold two self-service giveaways of firewood quality wood from 8:00…

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Roanoke Youth Learn How to Grow Their Own Veggies

After months of watching their garden grow from tiny seedlings into colorful, edible treats, Roanoke youth enrolled in…

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Marcus King Band to Play Free Concert at River’s Edge Park for GO Fest

Roanoke, VA – The Marcus King Band will perform on the Haley Toyota music stage at Roanoke's 7th annual…

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