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:
- Absolutely all programs and events are cancelled up to April 30. Due to Governor Northam’s stay-at-home order, all Roanoke Parks and Recreation programs and events that encourage more than 10 people have been cancelled through June 10. We will issue a full refund to those who have already registered. As of now, starting May 1, some smaller programs will continue to rube held as along as we can safely practice social distancing and groups are less than 10.
- 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).
- We will be closing all public restrooms in parks, including port-a-johns.
- 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.
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.