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!

Featured Activities

05/23/17 - 05/23/17 | 6:00pm
One with Art
One with Art
Mountain View Center
Register By: 05/17/2017
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05/31/17 - 05/31/17 | 2:00pm
Trail Work at Carvins Cove
Trail Work at Carvins Cove
Carvins Cove Natural Reserve–Bennett Springs
Register By: 05/29/2017
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06/01/17 - 06/01/17 | 12:00am
Youth Outdoor Soccer
Youth Outdoor Soccer
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06/01/17 - 06/01/17 | 5:45pm
Namaste Cafe - Yoga at Sweet Donkey!
Namaste Cafe - Yoga at Sweet Donkey!
Sweet Donkey Coffee House
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06/08/17 - 06/08/17 | 6:00pm
Mixed Media Collage
Mixed Media Collage
Garden City Center
Register By: 06/01/2017
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06/28/17 - 06/28/17 | 7:00am
US National Whitewater Center Shuttle
US National Whitewater Center Shuttle
Public Works Service Center
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07/07/17 - 07/07/17 | 8:00am
Bryce Downhill Mountain Bike Shuttle
Bryce Downhill Mountain Bike Shuttle
Roanoke Mountain Adventures
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07/13/17 - 07/13/17 | 5:45pm
Namaste Cafe - Yoga at Sweet Donkey - July
Namaste Cafe - Yoga at Sweet Donkey - July
Sweet Donkey Coffee House
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07/18/17 - 07/18/17 | 6:00pm
Future Stars Football Camp
Future Stars Football Camp
Patrick Henry High School
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07/19/17 - 07/19/17 | 6:00pm
Future Stars Football Camp
Future Stars Football Camp
Patrick Henry High School
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08/11/17 - 08/11/17 | 8:00am
Massanutten Resort Downhill Mountain Bike Shuttle
Massanutten Resort Downhill Mountain Bike Shuttle
Roanoke Mountain Adventures
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08/17/17 - 08/17/17 | 5:45pm
Namaste Cafe - Yoga at Sweet Donkey - Aug
Namaste Cafe - Yoga at Sweet Donkey - Aug
Sweet Donkey Coffee House
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Recent Park Improvements

New playground constructed in Sunrise Park in January 2017

Added new tread work and armoring on Tuckaway and Songbird trails at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

Extended Virginia Pine trail at Mill Mountain and improved features on OG at Carvins Cove

Awarded $1.5 million from VDOT to begin Phase II of the Tinker Creek Greenway extension

Recent Blog Posts

Annual Roanoke Kids to Parks Day Attendance Soars

On May 20, 2017, Roanoke Parks and Recreation hosted a free, family-friendly Kids to Parks Day festival in…

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New Turf Will Be Installed at River’s Edge Sports Complex South

Roanoke, VA – Two fields in River’s Edge Sports Complex South are currently undergoing major turf upgrades. As…

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Elmwood Park Art Walk Receives Nine New Sculptures

Over the past few weeks, Roanoke Parks and Recreation staff have helped artists install nine new sculptures in…

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