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

Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Offer Free Volunteer Tree Steward Training

Each year, Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry division trains volunteer Tree Stewards who are interested in protecting…

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New Public Chalk Wall Opens in Century Plaza

Earlier today, Mayor Lea, the Roanoke Arts Commission, and members of the local arts community gathered in Century…

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New Holton Plaza Opens in Downtown Roanoke

This morning Holton Plaza in downtown Roanoke was opened to the public. Built in honor of former Virginia…

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