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

A Twist on a Classic- The Roanoke 100 Mutt Miler

We hear Coco before we see her—the clicking of her nails on the hardwood floors and excited panting…

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Trees Roanoke Takes Root in the Valley

This probably isn’t breaking news, but Roanoke is gorgeous. Seriously. If Roanoke were on Tinder, we’d all be…

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OAC Blog: Read Mountain – Jan. 2019

Oh, the weather outside is... weather! That feeling when you and your group are supposed to go hike…

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