Understandably, people are concerned about the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, and its potential spread to our region. The City of Roanoke is taking preventative measures and updating the public through this webpage. Please visit it for up-to-date information about the virus and the City’s response.
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is taking the following steps to minimize the potential spread of the virus:
- Due to Governor Northam’s stay-at-home order, absolutely all programs and events are cancelled up to June 10.
- All greenways are currently open. However, several trailhead parking lots are closed to avoid overcrowding in certain sections of the greenway. Please walk or bike to the greenway nearest you. Please click here to learn more.
- We will not issue any rental permits until after the stay-at-home order has been lifted (that includes recreation centers, athletic fields, shelters, and open-space reservations).
- All public restrooms in parks, including port-a-johns, are closed.
- As of now, our parks are open, but we strongly encourage residents to practice social distancing and good hygiene.
- The Fishburn Mansion is closed to the public.
- Our after-school programs and summer camps at Eureka, Grandin Court, and Preston are cancelled until at least June 10.
- The Discovery Center is closed.
- Due to COVID-19 and budget constraints, the Fallon Park and Washington Park pools are closed for the 2020 summer season. As of now, they’re also closed for the 2021 summer season, but there are on-going discussions regarding fundraising to open them in 2021. The City will keep the public updated on the situation.
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out over the phone or electronically as the municipal building is closed to the general public. Please call us at 540-853-2236, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on Facebook or Instagram. Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions and reliable sources for COVID-19 information.