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 tread work has been completed on Araminta trail at Carvins

New playground constructed in Sunrise Park

OG Trails features have been improved

New turf fields are being installed at River's Edge

Recent Blog Posts

City Seeking Public Input for Future of Parks and Recreation

Roanoke Parks and Recreation is creating a new Master Plan. As part of the process, the department is…

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Parks and Recreation, Roanoke Skatepark Initiative Seek Public Input

Roanoke, VA – As part of the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, the Parks and Recreation…

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Urban Forestry Team Transplants 31 Young Trees

This past December, Carilion offered Roanoke Parks and Recreation the opportunity to save 31 Sweet Bay Magnolia trees…

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