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

New Read Mountain Greenway Open

New Mill Mountain Trails Plan in Progress

New Half Pipes Installed at Wasena Skatepark

Reroute complete on a portion of Buck Trail at Carvins Cove

Recent Blog Posts

Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Open Pools at Washington, Fallon Parks in Summer 2021

After a one-year hiatus, Roanoke Parks and Recreation will reopen the Washington Park and Fallon Park pools this…

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PLAY Roanoke Raising Funds for Tunnel Mural

River’s Edge Park contains ball fields, tennis courts, and the Roanoke River Greenway, but a lesser- known “amenity”…

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Kids in After-School Program Participate in Preston Park Shark Tank Competition

Other than an appearance from Mark Cuban, we’re not sure this program could have gone much better! The…

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