• Roanoke Parks and Recreation will start preparing its 2018-2023 five-year Master Plan
  • Roanoke Parks and Recreation is applying for National CAPRA re-accreditation in 2018
  • Initial plans for Trail 40B at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve will begin
  • New sidewalks will be installed in Elmwood ParkWashington Park, and Bowman Park
  • New section of the Roanoke River Greenway between Aerial Way Drive and Bridge St. is currently under construction


  • Holton Plaza construction
  • Hillside Trail at Fishburn Park has new blazes
  • New kiosk and wayfinding trail signs added in Mill Mountain Park
  • New trail map developed for Carvins Cove Natural Reserve
  • Trail feature maintenance and addition of three new features on OG at Carvins Cove
  • Grandin Court Recreation Center parking lot has been repaired with gravel and stone
  • 15 new signs for wayfinding added along Brushy Mountain and Happy Valley trails at Carvins Cove
  • New bridges at Carvins Cove Natural ReserveMill Mountain Park, and Fishburn Park were repaired
  • Two new grass fields are being replaced at River’s Edge Sports Complex South [Read More]
  • Grading work at Holton Plaza is underway
  • New kiosk added to the Mill Mountain Discovery Center
  • Finished tread work on Enchanted Forest Trail at Carvins Cove
  • Completed reroute on Tuckaway Trail at Carvins Cove
  • Add new roof to a shelter in Strauss Park
  • Added new signage to the Garden City Greenway
  • Installed new bike fix stations at Bennington Park, Mill Mountain Discovery Center, Tinker Creek Greenway on Wise Ave., Carvins Cove Timberview Parking Lot, and Carvins Cove Boat Dock Landing
  • Ongoing interior improvements made to Thrasher Center
  • Published and printed new Carvins Cove trail map with updated trail information
  • Published new Mill Mountain Park trail map at park kiosks
  • Added trail condition signs at Riverland Road trailhead and the Mill Mountain Discovery Center
  • New restroom installed at Carvins Cove‘s Bennett Springs Parking Lot in July [Read More]
  • Finished tread work on Araminta trail at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve
  • Installed new playground at Sunrise Park
  • Construction has begun on Third Deck at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve. This will be a one-mile beginner trail off of the Timberview Parking Lot. Construction is anticipated to be completed by 2018
  • Feature maintenance on Royalty trail at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve
  • New trail connecting Hotel and Hi Dee Hoe at Carvins Cove has been flagged

2016 Projects