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

Fall 2022 Activity Guide

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Recent Park Improvements

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Playgrounds replaced at six parks

Installed two new technical trail features at Carvins Cove

Planted 29 trees in city parks

Installed new futsal court at Preston Park

Recent Blog Posts

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Beginner Bike Loop Coming Soon to Vic Thomas Park
In March 2022, Roanoke Mountain Adventures was awarded grant funding to build a beginner friendly…
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Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Two New TRACK Trails in City of Roanoke Parks
Roanoke, VA- For over a decade, the Kids in Parks program has connected kids and…
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New Murals Enhance Roanoke River Greenway
The Roanoke River Greenway is an incredibly popular destination for bikers, walkers, runners, and also…
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Enjoy Hiking Through the Seasons
As summer turns to fall and fall becomes winter, the changing seasons offer unique ways…
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Introducing PLAY PRIDE Softball League
PLAY Roanoke, in partnership with the Roanoke Diversity Center, is excited to offer a brand…
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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Director Earns National Designation
Michael Clark, Director of Roanoke Parks & Recreation, recently passed the Certified Parks and Recreation…
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