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

Park and Recreation Month Social Media Giveaway

July is Parks and Recreation Month, and that means we get to celebrate parks, programs, our staff, and…

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Public Invited to July Mill Mountain Advisory Board Meeting

The Mill Mountain Advisory Board (MMAB) will meet digitally on Wednesday, July 8 at 4:00 PM. This meeting,…

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Renovations Complete; River’s Edge North Officially Open

On Wednesday, July 1, River’s Edge North Park officially opened to the public. The Department broke ground in…

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