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

Saving the Sycamore—a Collaborative Effort to Save a Beloved Tree

If one were to make a list of Roanoke’s best attributes, its beautiful trees are sure to be…

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Awarded 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

On Thursday, April 5, the Roanoke Parks and Recreation Department received a Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award Honorable Mention…

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Nominate Roanoke to Receive a $20K Grant during Earth Month

For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The…

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