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

Five Easy Ways to Boost Mental Wellness

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year with the objective of “raising awareness of…

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Receives Best New Special Event Award at VRPS State Conference

On Wednesday, October 7 at its annual conference, Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) awarded Roanoke Parks and…

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October PLAY Programs and Events

The weather is finally cooler and the leaves are a changin’—FALL IS FINALLY HERE! Obviously, we’re busy preparing…

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