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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:
East Gate Park
Garden City Greenway
Garden City Park
Huff Lane Park
Lick Run Greenway
Raleigh Court Park
River's Edge Park - South
Shrine Hill Park
Washington Park - Upper
West End Park
For more information, contact Michael Clark, Director of Roanoke Parks and Recreation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540.853.2236.
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/.