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

Summer 2023 Activity Guide

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Recent Park Improvements

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Refurbished the mill wheel at Mason Mill Park

Completed Corridor 13 of the Mill Mountain Trails Plan

Created pickleball courts at Fallon Park

Planted 52 trees in parks and along greenways

Recent Blog Posts

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Summer Fun Planned at Washington Park
With the closure and renovation of Washington Park Pool, Play Roanoke is excited to announce…
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Roanoke Becomes a Bee City USA® Affiliate City
The Bee City USA® initiative was launched in 2012 with the goal of promoting healthy,…
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PLAY Roanoke’s Top Ways to Celebrate Bike Month
May is National Bike Month, which means it’s a great time to travel on two…
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Arbor Day, Urban Forestry, and the Value of a Tree
The City of Roanoke is filled with trees, but have you ever considered the tangible…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Awarded for River’s Edge Park Athletic Fields
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is proud to announce that River’s Edge Park was recently selected…
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Community Engagement Meeting to be held for Washington Park Pool Renovation
Roanoke Parks and Recreation will be holding a Community Engagement Meeting regarding the renovation of…
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