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, four plazas, two outdoor swimming pools and seven recreation centers, Roanoke Parks and Recreation currently employees 62 full-time employees and roughly 158 part-time and seasonal employees.

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Monthly Newsletter

Learn about upcoming adventures, events and activities in Roanoke!

Recent Park Improvements

New playground constructed in Sunrise Park in January 2017

Added new tread work and armoring on Tuckaway and Songbird trails at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

Extended Virginia Pine trail at Mill Mountain and improved features on OG at Carvins Cove

Awarded $1.5 million from VDOT to begin Phase II of the Tinker Creek Greenway extension

Recent Blog Posts

Roanoke Pool Safety Guidelines

Our goal at Roanoke Parks and Recreation is to ensure safety in all of our parks, plazas, greenways…

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Parks and Recreation Festival Has Huge Economic Impact in Roanoke

Attendance surged this year at the annual Anthem GO Outside Festival (GO Fest): a free three-day festival that…

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation Opens New Playground at Smith Park

Roanoke, VA – The new handicap accessible playground at Smith Park is open for play. Mayor Sherman Lea,…

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