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

Roanoke Parks and Recreation Seeking Input for Urban Forestry Plan

The Roanoke Urban Forestry staff and advisory committee are currently revising the 2003 Urban Forestry Plan. This study…

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Start a Garden Series: Composting 101

Composting--you've thought about trying it, but the idea of getting started seems daunting. Not only is composting quite…

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Play Elmwood in 2020

[caption id="attachment_8163" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo: Down by Downtown Musical Festival, courtesy of the Roanoke Outside Foundation.[/caption]   We…

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