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

PLAY Responsibly—Visit these Parks and Trails off the Beaten Path

COVID-19 has many of us at home these days, and to maintain our physical and mental wellness, many…

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PLAY Roanoke Celebrates Women’s History Month with Photo Contest

March is Women’s History Month! To mark the occasion, we’re celebrating the awesome women of Roanoke Parks and…

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Kids to Parks Day: Join the Movement

    Roanoke's culture of outdoor play If you haven't heard of Kids to Parks, it is an…

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