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

Greenway Openings and Closures Due to Recent Flooding

May has set a record for rainfall, and the greenways took a hit as a result. Many sections…

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Exploring City of Roanoke Parks by Bike

by Susan Herndon-Powell [caption id="attachment_8730" align="alignright" width="300"] Susan Herndon-Powell, Outdoor Recreation Programming Supervisor[/caption] Since accepting a position with…

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Message from the Director–Parks are Essential

We’ve learned a great deal in the past few months—our medical workers are amazing; social interaction is underrated;…

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