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Posted on: September 8, 2021

City of Roanoke to Invest $2.3 Million in Park System

The initiative marks the single largest and most diverse investment in the park system’s infrastructure in the past 20 years

The Department of Parks and Recreation is set to invest more than $2.3 million in the park system, with an emphasis on deferred maintenance items. As part of the development of the department’s master plan in 2019, a comprehensive facility assessment was conducted and a prioritized list of maintenance needs was created. 

“Parks are a critical and essential public service. From promoting community wellness and quality family time to improving environmental quality and connecting with nature, parks help build a better, more livable community for all city residents,” says Michael Clark, Director of Parks and Recreation.

While this initiative doesn’t cover the full list of needs across the park system, it marks the single largest and most diverse investment in the park system’s infrastructure in the past 20 years. The City is finalizing the project implementation schedule and will keep the community informed of the updates. The full list of improvements is as follows:  

Belmont Park

  • Tennis Courts

East Gate Park

  • Parking Lot

Fallon Park

  • Athletic Field Bleachers
  • Athletic Field Fencing
  • Athletic Field Scoreboards
  • Athletic Field Turf and Infield
  • Tennis Courts

Garden City Greenway

  • Mile Markers
  • Kiosks
  • Benches
  • Fountains
  • Sidewalk
  • Crosswalk
  • Painted Trail
  • Utility Pole Removal

Garden City Park

  • Playground

Horton Park

  • Athletic Field Turf and Infield
  • Basketball Courts

Huff Lane Park

  • Athletic Field Bleachers
  • Athletic Field Fencing
  • Athletic Field Scoreboards
  • Athletic Field Turf and Infield
  • In-Line Skate Rink
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court

Lick Run Greenway

  • Pavement Repair
  • Safety Signage

Melrose Park

  • Basketball Court

Morningside Park

  • Basketball Court

Preston Park

  • Basketball Court

Raleigh Court Park

  • Basketball Court
  • Playground
  • Tennis Courts

River's Edge Park - South

  • Athletic Field Bleachers
  • Athletic Field Fencing
  • Athletic Field Scoreboards
  • Athletic Field Turf and Infield
  • Playground

Shrine Hill Park

  • Tennis Courts

Thrasher Park

  • Tennis Courts

Wasena Park

  • Athletic Field Bleachers
  • Athletic Field Fencing
  • Athletic Field Scoreboards
  • Athletic Field Turf and Infield
  • Parking Lot

Washington Park - Upper

  • Playground

West End Park

  • Playground

Various Parks

  • Park Entry Signage

For more information, contact Michael Clark, Director of Roanoke Parks and Recreation, at michael.clark@roanokeva.gov or call 540.853.2236.

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The City of Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation (PLAY Roanoke) is a full-service, nationally accredited municipal agency that maintains nearly 14,000 acres of public land and provides the Roanoke Valley with thousands of recreational opportunities each year. The Department currently employs 67 full-time employees and approximately 160 part-time and seasonal employees to manage 60 parks along, seven greenways, five plazas, two outdoor swimming pools, seven recreation centers, and more than 90 miles of paved and natural surface trails. Learn more at https://www.playroanoke.com/


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