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 69 full-time employees and roughly 158 part-time and seasonal employees. Read More

Fall 2021 Activity Guide

Play Magazine

Recent Park Improvements

View All

Mill Mountain Trails Plan Completed and Adopted

Fallon Park Basketball Courts Resurfaced

Timber Guardrail along Roanoke River Greenway in Wasena Replaced

New Water Fountain Installed at 10th Street Trailhead on Lick Run Greenway

Recent Blog Posts

View All
Free Firewood Giveaway in Roanoke on Oct. 23
Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Office will hold a self-service giveaway of firewood-quality wood…
Read Post
Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Host Free Community Festival for Star City Safe Initiative
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is excited to host the Eureka Fall Festival, a free community…
Read Post
Roanoke River Greenway at Bennington to Close for Repairs
A project that’s been on the to-do list for several years is finally getting the…
Read Post
GO Fest Moves to Downtown Roanoke
The Anthem Go Outside Festival (GO Fest) is making a big move into downtown Roanoke…
Read Post
Help Us Reimagine Rec–Give Feedback on Our Online Survey
Ten minutes is all it takes to help reimagine recreation in the City of Roanoke.…
Read Post
Barnhardt Creek Bridge Connecting Roanoke and Salem Officially Open
Roanoke Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission and the City…
Read Post

#PlayRoanoke

Show us how you play by tagging your photos #PlayRoanoke