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Parks and Recreation



Our mission is to maximize all available resources to deliver parks, recreation facilities, and programs that are attractive, clean, accessible and provide memorable experiences. The Department will serve citizens of all ages to create a desirable community to live, work, and play. We measure our success by customer satisfaction, efficiency, and community development of our public spaces and recreation services that meet the values and needs of our citizens and visitors.

Our vision is to be positioned as a premier “best in class” parks and recreation system that provides high quality, maintained parks, recreation facilities and programs that are accessible and cost effective, as well as support the citizen’s vision for cultural unity and a livable and healthy lifestyle that creates high economic impact and value for living and working in Roanoke.


As the Roanoke Valley's oldest and only Nationally Accredited park and recreation agency, it is the responsibility of Roanoke Parks and Recreation to connect you with endless, exciting recreation opportunities throughout the region and beyond. The Department is committed to offering vibrant public spaces and memorable life experiences through state-of-the-art parks, greenways, and trails, as well as quality, enriching programs and activities that provide new learning experiences for individuals of all ages in positive learning environments.

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