Deferred Maintenance Projects

As part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan developed in 2019, a list of deferred maintenance priorities were identified.  In early 2022, the department received a sum of $2.3 million to address these priorities.  Below are projects slated to be addressed as part of this initiative with notes on each project’s progress.  This information will be updated periodically so visitors can refer back.  Keep in mind that the list below is specific to deferred maintenance priorities, and does not include the full scope of work done by the department.  You can find additional information on recent park improvements here

*Due to the nature of maintenance and construction projects, timelines change frequently and are dependent on many factors (supply chain delays, outside contractor availability, inflation, weather, etc.).  Please keep this in mind and be patient as we tackle these and many other projects.  (To view the date information was last updated, hover your mouse over the project details.)


Update (July 18, 2022): The City of Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation is set to invest an additional $2 million in the park system with an emphasis on deferred maintenance items.  The items to be addressed with the additional funding can be found here, and have been added to the comprehensive list below.


Northwest

Horton Park

  • Basketball Courts – Work in Progress

Huff Lane Park

  • Athletic Field Bleachers – Project Completed ✔️
  • Athletic Field Fencing – Project Completed ✔️
  • In-Line Skate Rink Work not yet started
  • Basketball Court Work not yet started
  • Tennis Court Work not yet started

Kennedy Park

  • Picnic Shelter Lighting Work not yet started

Lick Run Greenway

  • Pavement Repair – Project Completed ✔️
  • Enhanced Signage and Paint – Work not yet started

Melrose Park

  • Basketball Court – Work in Progress.  Paving is complete, needs to set before resurfacing.

Staunton Park

  • Playground – Project Completed ✔️

Strauss Park

  • Playground Work not yet started

Washington Park

  • Playground (Upper) – Project Completed ✔️
  • Basketball Court Guardrail (Upper) – Work not yet started
Northeast

Eastgate Park

  • Parking Lot – Project Completed ✔️
  • Playground Work not yet started
  • Accessible Path to Playground Work not yet started

Thrasher Park

  • Tennis Courts (converted to Futsal) – Work In Progress

Preston Park

  • Basketball Court – Work in Progress
Southeast

Belmont Park

  • Tennis Courts – Work not yet started
  • Playground Work not yet started
  • Accessible Path to Playground Work not yet started
  • Stair/Retaining Wall Repair Work not yet started

Fallon Park

  • Tennis Courts (converted to Pickleball) – Work In Progress
  • Athletic Field Fencing Work not yet started
  • Athletic Field Turf Work not yet started
  • Athletic Field Bleachers Work not yet started
  • Repave/Stripe Roadway Work not yet started

Garden City Greenway

  • Mile Markers – Work not yet started
  • Kiosks – Work not yet started
  • Benches – Project Completed ✔️
  • Water Fountains – Work not yet started
  • Sidewalk to Garden City Recreation Center – Work In Progress
  • Painted Trail – Work not yet started
  • Crosswalk – Work not yet started
  • Utility Pole Removal Work not yet started

Garden City Park

  • Playground – Project Completed ✔️

Mill Mountain Park

  • Timber Guardrail along road Work not yet started
  • Accessible Bench Pads Work not yet started
  • Invasive Species Removal Work not yet started

Morningside Park

  • Basketball Court – Work not yet started
  • New Parking Log and Guardrail Work not yet started
  • Accessible Path to Community Garden Work not yet started
Southwest

Historic Fishburn Mansion

  • Repave/Stripe Parking Lot Work not yet started
  • Garden Accessibility and Landscape Improvements Work not yet started

Fishburn Park

  • Playground  Work not yet started

Freedom Plaza

  • Landscaping Replacement Work not yet started

Raleigh Court Park

  • Playground – Project Completed ✔️
  • Basketball Court – Work not yet started
  • Tennis Courts – Work not yet started

River’s Edge Park – South

  • Playground – Project Completed ✔️
  • Athletic Field FencingFields 1 and 2 Completed ✔️, Maher Field not yet started
  • Athletic Field Turf and Infield – Work not yet started
  • Athletic Field Scoreboards Work not yet started

Shrine Hill Park

  • Tennis Courts – Work In Progress

Sunrise Park

  • Spring Box Replacement Work not yet started

Wasena Park

  • Parking Lot – Project Completed ✔️
  • Athletic Field Bleachers – Work In Progress. Bleachers assembled, concrete pads being installed.
  • Athletic Field Fencing – Work not yet started
  • Athletic Field Turf and Infield – Work not yet started
  • Parking Lot Guardrail Work not yet started

West End Park

  • Playground – Project Completed ✔️
Various Parks
  • Park Entry Signage – Work In Progress

Roanoke River Greenway

  • Landscaping Improvements Work not yet started

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