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

Calling It Quits with the Gym

Get your fitness on with no strings attached Roanoke resident Kemper Fant just ended a 25-year relationship. It’s…

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Project Forward Outfits After School Program with New Shoes and Socks

“Why are you shaking?” Robin Lewis, owner of Fleet Feet Roanoke, asked as she put new shoes on…

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OAC Blog: Year 1, Lighting the Fire

James and Xavier stoke the fire, using sticks to urge the flames a little higher. It’s a cool,…

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