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

Roanoke Parks and Recreation Receives CARES Act Funding for Jobs, Programs, and Accessibility

Since March, Roanoke Parks and Recreation facilities have seen a dramatic increase in usage (around 200 percent). This…

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Greenway Repair Work to Begin Week of September 21

In May, heavy rains and flooding caused major damage to sections of the Roanoke River Greenway. The most…

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Public Invited to September Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) will meet digitally on Tuesday, September 15 at 5:30 PM. This…

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