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

City Council to Change Name of Branch Library, Park

City of Roanoke Press Release: On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Roanoke City Council will vote to adopt resolutions changing…

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Releases Findings of Skatepark Feasibility Study

As of today, Friday, Feb. 8, the findings of a Skatepark Feasibility Study conducted by Roanoke Parks and…

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City Connects Garden City Neighbors to Greenway Network

On Thursday, Jan. 31, Congressman Ben Cline, Mayor Sherman P. Lea, and City officials gathered to celebrate opening…

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