Go to any of the 50+ public parks in the region to read a book, have a family picnic, or play soccer with some friends. With the second largest municipal park in the nation, the Parks and Recreation Departments throughout the Roanoke Region offer everything from sports leagues and art classes to leisure activities and social events.
- Alleghany County, partnering with Covington, maintains recreational athletic leagues for youth and adults. Organizes programs for Seniors and hosts community events. 9212 Winterberry Ave., Covington
- Botetourt County maintains 17 parks, trail ways, outdoor and indoor recreation centers, and a large athletic complex. Provides an array of activities including recreational athletic programs for kids and adults, leisure programs, classes, and events for all ages. 30 West Back St., Fincastle
- Franklin County maintains nine parks, several trails, outdoor and indoor recreation centers, and numerous blueways. Home to a skate park, recreational athletics for all ages, sports classes and camps, and much more. 2150 Sontag Rd., Rocky Mount
- City of Roanoke maintains 68 parks, several greenways in partnership with Roanoke County, a skate park, outdoor and indoor recreation centers, and a natural reserve. Hosts numerous community events and youth programs as well as recreational athletic leagues for all ages. 210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke
- Roanoke County maintains 25 parks, several greenways in partnership with Roanoke City, indoor and outdoor recreation centers, and much more. Offers classes in several activities for all ages and organizes recreational sports leagues. 1206 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem
- Salem maintains seven parks, trails, fields, and more. Hosts community events throughout the year and provides instructional classes covering an array of activities for all ages. Organized sports leagues are also available. 620 Florida St., Salem
- City of Covington maintains 60 acres of parks and playground areas, including eight athletic fields and the River Rock Amphitheatre. Provides an array of activities for all ages. 333 Locust St., Covington