Roanoke City Parks and Rec to invest $2.3 million in park system

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke City Department of Parks and Recreation is set to invest more than $2.3 million in the park system, focusing on deferred maintenance items.

As part of the development of the department’s master plan in 2019, Officials say they conducted a comprehensive facility assessment and created a prioritized list of maintenance needs as part of the development of the department’s master plan in 2019.

“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,” said Michael Clark, Director of Parks and Recreation for Roanoke.

Even though this initiative does not cover the full list of needs across the park system, the City of Roanoke says it marks the largest and most diverse investment in the park system’s infrastructure in the past 20 years. The city is currently is finalizing the project implementation schedule, but you can read the full list of improvements below:

  • 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

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