Roanoke Parks and Recreation

The City of Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation (PLAY Roanoke) is a full-service, nationally accredited municipal agency that maintains nearly 13,000 acres of public land and provides the Roanoke Valley with thousands of recreational opportunities each year. The Department currently employs 70 full-time employees and approximately 160 part-time and seasonal employees to manage 69 public properties including 51 parks, eight plazas, seven greenways, two outdoor swimming pools, eight recreation centers, and more than 100 miles of paved and natural surface trails. Read More

Fall 2023 Activity Guide

Play Magazine

Recent Park Improvements

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Completed "Bridge the Gap" on Roanoke River Greenway

Planted 30 trees in parks and along greenways

Completed replacement of ball field fencing at River's Edge Park, Maher Field, Huff Lane Park, and Fallon Park

Completed Blackbird Trail at Morningside Park

Recent Blog Posts

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Awarded at VRPS Annual Conference
On Monday, September 11, the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) recognized Roanoke Parks and…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Celebrating Over 100 Miles of Trails and Greenways on National Public Lands Day
Earlier this year, the City of Roanoke surpassed 100 miles of trails and greenways managed…
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Proposed Design for In-River Park Focuses on Community Enjoyment and River Access
Roanoke Parks and Recreation invites residents to view in progress designs for the City’s future…
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Eureka Recreation Center Updates to be Presented and McCadden Park Feedback Sought at Community Meeting
Roanoke, VA— Roanoke Parks and Recreation invites residents to hear planning details and view the…
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More Room to PLAY with a New Section of Greenway
You’re invited to join PLAY Roanoke and the Roanoke Valley Greenways Commission as we cut…
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How Does Roanoke Parks and Recreation Measure Up to other Agencies?
If you’ve found your way to the PLAY Roanoke blog, chances are you’re interested in…
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