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

PLAY Roanoke Summer Camp Swears in New Class of Junior Rangers

Over the past few weeks, children in the PLAY Summer Camp have been working toward becoming PLAY Roanoke…

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Open New Greenway in Northeast Roanoke

Roanoke Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the opening of the brand new Read Mountain Greenway. This…

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PLAY Roanoke Launches New Junior Ranger Program

Beginning Monday, July 27, area youth can learn about their city and local Parks and Recreation Department through…

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