Sports & Recreation
Sports & Recreation

An Active Healthy Lifestyle Will Improve Your Quality of Life and Help You Feel Better at Work

We’re home to 1,000 miles of trails, 30 miles of urban greenways, 24 rivers and creeks, 300,000 acres of national forest and the second-largest municipal park in the United States. Best of all, these attractions are just minutes away from our urban core. Nature is the backdrop to an enviable quality of life that has received numerous accolades as the best place to raise a family, best place for jobs and careers, best place to retire, and best outdoor town.

But you won’t only find us on trails. Local parks and recreation departments offer youth and adult athletic leagues, and clubs provide competitive travel leagues and unique meet-ups (rugby, anyone?) as well.

The immediate access to Roanoke’s robust natural assets makes it easy for locals and employees to live an active, healthy, outdoor lifestyle and is a huge draw that can be leveraged to attract clients and talent to the region.


Miles of Greenways


Miles of Trails


Rivers and Creeks

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