Recreation Centers
2000 J B Fishburn Pkwy, Roanoke, VA 24013
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Discovery Center

The Mill Mountain Discovery Center is Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s newest recreation center, commonly used for Environmental Education programs. The Discovery Center features a small pond, a beautiful wildflower garden, interactive educational/historical exhibits, and beautiful views.

With the ability to be reserved for a wide range of special occasions, including birthday parties, weddings, dinner parties, and community events, the Discovery Center is a popular attraction atop Mill Mountain.

Discovery Center Amenities:

  • ADA Accessible Restrooms
  • Wildflower Garden and Small Pond
  • Couches, Chairs, Tables
  • Water Fountain/Water Bottle Fill Station
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Free Wifi (Great Spot for Remote Work)
  • Plenty of Space for Rentals (Weddings, Reunions, Birthday Parties)

Environmental Education Programs

Discovery Center PUBLIC Hours:

Regular, seasonal hours are listed below. Occasional changes to hours occur due to event rental, maintenance, and other circumstances. View any scheduling updates via the Statusfy alert below.


April – Thanksgiving

Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
CLOSED Monday – Wednesday

Thanksgiving – March

Thursday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED Monday – Wednesday

Discovery Center Rentals

Book the Discovery Center for a birthday party, baby shower, or other private event!

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