Kids to Parks Day is an annual nation-wide event that encourages outdoor play and adventure. Organized by the National Park Trust, municipalities across the nation participate each year. To celebrate Kids to Parks Day, Roanoke Parks and Recreation hosts a free outdoor festival each spring. Mark your calendars: Roanoke’s next Kids to Parks Day celebration will take place on May 19, 2018 from 12-4 pm at Wasena Park! This year’s event will include a scavenger hunt, river clean-up, face painting, climbing wall, environmental education, disc golf, relay races, slackline, food trucks, and so much more!  


UPDATE: Due to the large amount of rain we’ve experienced. we are canceling the 2018 Kids to Parks Day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2018 Activity Stations:

Climbing Wall

Bouldering Area

Slackline Adventure Zone

Dance Party

Lawn Games

Face Painting

Frisbee Speed Throw

Disc Golf

Inflatable Bubble Relay

Scavenger Hunt

Hang Out Hammock Zone

Tree Climbing

Kids Yoga and Meditation

Free Play Area

Environmental Education

River Clean-Up

Roanoke River Kayaking

Roanoke River Tubing


2018 Organizations Attending:

Trout Unlimited

Roanoke Stormwater

Department of Medical Assistance Services

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Roanoke Master Naturalists

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline

Camp Roanoke

Pedal Up Program

Wilderness Adventures

Roanoke Fire and EMS

Roanoke Police



Ferguson Fitness

Clean Valley Council

Roanoke Valley Model Railway Club

Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center