Roanoke Parks and Recreation

The City of Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation is a full-service, nationally accredited municipal agency that maintains nearly 14,000 acres of public land and provides the Roanoke Valley with two thousand recreational opportunities each year. With 60 parks, more than 90 miles of greenways and trails, five plazas, two outdoor swimming pools and seven recreation centers, Roanoke Parks and Recreation currently employees 69 full-time employees and roughly 158 part-time and seasonal employees. Read More

Spring 2023 Activity Guide

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Recent Park Improvements

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Renovated nine hole disc golf course at Fishburn Park

Added wayfinding signage to Roanoke River Greenway at Vic Thomas Park and Ghent Hill Park

Replaced field fencing at Wasena Park

Completed construction of a new bicycle skills trail at Vic Thomas Park

Recent Blog Posts

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An Introduction to Adventure for P.L.A.Y. After School Students
Odyssey emerges from the top out section of the bouldering area with a smile that…
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Ten Ways to Beat the Winter Blues with Play Roanoke
It’s no secret that the start of a new year is a popular time to…
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Young Learners Get Hands-On with Mill Mountain Discovery Center’s Nature Lab
Nestled below the famous star on Mill Mountain, the Discovery Center is home to interactive…
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River’s Edge Receives Award from the Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association
On December 7, the Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association (VSTMA) presented their Parks and Recreation…
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Show Your Support this #GivingTuesday
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a day that encourages people to do good. Since…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Hold Community Engagement Meeting on Redevelopment of Eureka Recreation Center
Roanoke Parks and Recreation invites residents to a community engagement meeting regarding the redevelopment of…
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