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 Read Mountain Greenway Open

New Mill Mountain Trails Plan in Progress

New Half Pipes Installed at Wasena Skatepark

Reroute complete on a portion of Buck Trail at Carvins Cove

Recent Blog Posts

Roanoke Parks and Recreation Seeks Feedback for Proposed Mill Mountain Trails Plan

Roanoke Parks and Recreation is asking for feedback for the 2021 Mill Mountain Trails Plan. In March 2019,…

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There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: Seven Ways to Get Outside this Winter

There’s a saying in Scandinavian countries: there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. This winter,…

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Outdoor Adventure Club: Year 2 in Review

The supplies are laid out and divvied up so everyone has enough. Clear, protective plastic and small cords…

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