Parks Parks with Trails
Location:
706 Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011, United States
Phone:
540-853-2236
Amenities:
Concert Amphitheater, Carilion Peter Pan Playground, Cultural Art Walk, Fountain Walk, Restrooms, Electricity, Water
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Elmwood Park

Located in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Elmwood Park boasts an art walk, decorative fountains, a magnolia tree walkway and an outdoor amphitheater. Comfortably accommodating 4,000 guests, the Elmwood Park amphitheater features cascading grass seating terraces.

 

EVENTS AT ELMWOOD PARK

Elmwood Park is a destination for year-round entertainment. From December through February, Roanoke Parks and Recreation partners with Downtown Roanoke Inc. to offer a public ice skating rink in Elmwood Park. During warmer months, Elmwood transforms from a winter wonderland into a destination for free outdoor morning yoga classes, concert series, theatrical acts, cultural festivals, community events and more. Based on an initiative led by Roanoke’s City Council, Elmwood Park continues to maintain reduced reservation fees for events, making it ideal for both smaller, community events and large-scale concerts.

If you’re interested in planning an event at Elmwood Park, you will need to contact our staff directly for availability. 

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AWARD-WINNING PARK DESIGN

Although Elmwood is located in Roanoke’s urban center, it is home to 35,000 trees and plants. The park’s irrigation system collects rainwater in a 15,000 gallon cistern, where water is sustainably regenerated and reused to water the plants. Guests enter the park through two main corridors: a magnolia tree-lined walkway with colorful illuminated fountains or an art walk donned with larger-than-life sculptures. Elmwood’s terraced outdoor amphitheater was designed to comfortably accommodate 4,000 guests, making it an intimate, yet spacious, venue for live acts. To top it off, the park’s downtown location is within a five-minute walk from 3,800 parking spaces, making it accessible by car, bus, bike or on foot. Roanoke’s Mill Mountain greenway also runs directly through the park, conveniently connecting the park to the Roanoke River and Lick Run greenways. 

SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT, AND STRAIGHT ON ‘TIL MORNING…

Elmwood Park’s younger guests (and the young at heart) can imagine themselves as Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Wendy or the Lost Boys at Elmwood’s one-of-a-kind playground – just beware of the crocodile! This playful and imaginative playground is ADA accessible and was developed through a partnership between Roanoke Parks and Recreation, Roanoke’s Libraries and Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital

ELMWOOD’S ART WALK

Every couple of years, the City of Roanoke and the Roanoke Arts Commission select temporary art exhibits to be displayed throughout Elmwood Park. These pieces are part of the Art in Roanoke (AIR) program. In 2021, the sculptures’ theme was “Reimagining Roanoke.” For more information about this initiative, please contact Doug Jackson at Douglas.Jackson@roanokeva.gov or 540-853-5652. 

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GETTING THERE

Address: 700 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011, United States

HOURS

Elmwood Park is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week.

Parking

There are approximately 3,800 parking spaces within a five minute walk from Elmwood Park.

Accessibility

The main entrance to the amphitheater is ADA and wheelchair accessible. Special accommodations can be made for guests with special needs. Handicapped restrooms are also available. Please give event organizers a 24-hour notice to make specific accessibility accommodations.

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