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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Parks & Facilities

Guidebook

Look Inside For: • Park Maps • Descriptions • Directions • Rental Information • Parks Quiz

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How to Use This Guide

Roanoke County’s department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism is proud to provide essential, diverse and innovative recreation services to enhance the quality of life for both its citizens and the Roanoke Valley as a whole! At the time of this printing, the department is responsible for managing over 1,000 acres of parkland, and over 120,000 square feet indoor community recreation space. This guidebook is the County’s first attempt to compile a comprehensive resource of park locations and amenities. Each park listing in this guidebook contains maps, directions and descriptions. Map symbols are defined in the key below. To find a park near you, use the county-wide map on page right. On the following pages you will find each location sorted alphabetically, starting with parks, then recreation centers, and finally greenways/trails. You can also find information about shelter rentals. Parks & Athletics Complexes...........Green Tabs Recreation Centers & Facilities........Blue Tabs Greenwyas.............................................Brown Tabs Shelter Rentals......................................Back Page

Parks Quiz

At the bottom of every parks page, you will see a green box containing a question about that park. These questions can only be answered by visiting the park. Complete the quiz and send your answers along with your contact information to become eligible to receive a $100 gift certificate useable for any Roanoke County recreation program, shelter rental, or summer camp. One winner will be drawn in July every year. Only It’s a a great way to see all our parks and have fun while you’re doing it!

Maps Key

This guidebook contains many maps to help you navigate the parks and locate amenities. Please note that these maps are not drawn to scale. The symbols defined below provide a general idea of where their corresponding locations can be found in the parks.

Baseball/Softball Diamond Road/ Parking Lot

Seasonal Soccer/ Football Field

Dirt Trail Tennis Court

Restroom

PT

Portable Toilet Playground Picnic Shelter

Gravel Trail Paved Trail

Basketball Court

Stream/River

Non-Park Property

Wooded Area

Lawn Area


Parks & Athletic Complexes

1

Arnold R. Burton Complex

Greenways,Trails & Drives

13

Ingersol Rand Field

25

Wayside Park

14

M.A. Banks Park

26

Whispering Pines Park

15

Mayflower Hills Park

1

Appalachian Trail

2

Blue Ridge Parkway

3

Garst Mill Park Greenway

4

Roanoke River Greenway

2

Bent Mountain Park

3

Bonsack Park

4

Brookside Park

16

Mount Pleasant Park

5

Clearbrook Park

17

Northside Complex

6

Oak Grove Park

1

5

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail

18

Brambleton Center

C. Darrell Shell Park

7

19

2

6

Wolf Creek Greenway

Read Mountain Preserve

Camp Roanoke

Garst Mill Park

8

20

Sadler Park

3

Catawba Center

Gearhart Park

9

21

Starkey Park

4

Craig Avenue Center

Goode Park

10

22

Stonebridge Park

5

Parkway Visitors Center

Green Hill Park Happy Hollow Gardens

23

Vinyard Park

6

NEW Recreation Center

11 12

24

Walrond Park

7

Administrative Offices

Hollins Park

Recreation Centers & Facilities

The color and number codes shown here correspond with the colors and numbers at in the bottom corner of every page. For shelter rental prices, see page 36.


Arnold R. Burton Complex

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1760 Roanoke Blvd. Salem,VA 24153

Description Directly behind the Arnold R. Burton Center for Arts and Technology, you will find three adult ballfields. Just follow the trail leading to a large shelter which serves as a concession, picnic and restroom area. Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere with Mason Creek bordering the park. The Burton Complex is a grat place to relax and exercise within the Salem city limits. Directions Take Electric Road (Route 419) to Roanoke Salem Boulevard. Turn west towards the Veterans Administration hospital. Arnold R. Burton School is approximately 1/2 mile on the right. Softball fields are behind the school. Pa

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eleven 8’ tables in shelter •

Grills

Playgrounds Bathrooms

one shelter, capacity 64

masonry structure, open during athletic events

Portable Toilet

Electricity

Water Fountain

Athletics Fields •

3 seasonal softball, baseball

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

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Frisbee Golf Trails

Gravel trail to the shelter

Parking

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Bent Mountain Park

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10148 Tinsley Ln. Bent Mountain,VA 24059

DESCRIPTION 27 acres

Park Area

Description Keep busy at Bent Mountain Park by enjoying a fun game of tennis, basketball or baseball. Packed with entertainment, Bent Mountain Park also has a wonderful playground for younger children. Need to unwind, Bent Mountain Park’s open lawn area and shelter are fantastic to take in the scenic view of Back Creek and the surrounding trees. Bordering this site is a natural water-filtering system that is abundant with wildlife and features a raised boardwalk over the swampland. Directions Take Route 221 South to Bent Mountain (towards Floyd). Go past Bent Mountain Rescue Squad. Turn right onto Tinsley Lane. Park is to the right of the school.

one rentable shelter, capacity 64

Tables

six tables located at shelter

Grills

two grills near shelter

Playgrounds

playground and swings by shelter

Picnic Shelters

Bathrooms Portable Toilet

Electricity

1 year round unit located between parking lot and baseball field

available at shelter

Water Fountain •

available at shelter

Athletics Fields •

seasonal softball/baseball

Tennis

Basketball

three asphalt courts •

Volleyball •

one full-size asphalt court with lights

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

Trails

Parking

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Bonsack Park

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Crumpacker Rd. Roanoke,VA 24019

Picnic Shelters

Description: Located next to Bonsack Elementary School, this park provides a neighborhood play area for The Orchards housing development. Enjoy the day by playing baseball or soccer.The playground is a great solution to any child’s boredom, and a rentable shelter guarantees your favorite spot for a pleasant picnic. Directions: Take Route 460 toward Blue Ridge. Turn left on Rt. 604 (alt rt 220) at the traffic signal. Take the first left onto Crumpacker. Take the second right (Bonsack Eementary School) Parking is immediately on the left. Pa

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one rentable shelter, capacity 64

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

2 surrounding shelter

Playgrounds

Porto-Johns

two units located on the edge of parking lot •

Electricity

Water Fountain Athletics Fields

playground by entrance and shelter •

Bathrooms

seasonal softball/baseball and soccer/football

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

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Frisbee Golf Trails Parking

gravel trail from the parking lot to the ballfield

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15 spaces

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Park Area

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Brookside Park

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Description Whether you want to take a leisurely walk in the park or get some exercise, Brooksie has all the fun distractions. The playground and newly built rentable shelter are located near the park entrance. Continuing accross a picturesque wooden bridge and over a stream revelas additional playgrounds and park amenities incluyding a swing set, ballfield and basketball court. Directions From Hershberger Road, turn left onto Florist Road right next to Friendship Manor retirement facility. Turn right onto Verndale Road, and park is on the left. From Williamson Road heading south, turn left onto Florist at Brookside Golf when you see a stoplight half-way up the hill. Go approximately 1/4 mile and turn left onto Verndale

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20 Verndale Drive Roanoke,VA 24019

DESCRIPTION 17 acres

Park Area Picnic Shelters

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter •

Grills Playgrounds

one rentable shelter, capacity 64

Bathrooms

Portable Toilets

Electricity

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1 seasonal softball/baseball and soccer in fall •

Tennis

Volleyball Basketball

two seasonal units located near the end of parking lot

Water Fountain Athletics Fields

one large grill playground by entrance and swings other side

one full-size asphalt court •

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf Trails

Parking

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paths lead to ballfield and basketball court 30 spaces with overflow

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Clearbrook Park 5381 Tall Pine Rd. Roanoke,VA 24018

YES NO

Picnic shelter at Clearbrook Park

Description Tucked away behind Clearbrook Elementray School, this park is one of Roanoke County’s hidden gems. For tennis and basketball, access the courts from the back of Clearbrook Elementary. Continue down Tall Pine road to find a secluded picnic shelter and play area. Directions Take 220 South towards Boones Mill. Turn right just past Clearbrook Elementary School onto Route 675 (Indian Grave Road). Park is behind the school. Turn right onto Tall Pine Road to access shelter and playground

Picnic Shelters

one rentable shelter, capacity 64

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

2 surrounding shelter

Playgrounds

Portable Toilet

two seasonal units located near the shelter •

Electricity

Water Fountain Athletics Fields

Tennis

2 softball with soccer overlay one asphalt court •

Volleyball Basketball

playground by shelter •

Bathrooms

one full-size asphalt court

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

Trails Parking

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Park Area

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C. Darrell Shell Park

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6328 Merriman Rd. Roanoke,VA 24018

DESCRIPTION 12 acres

Park Area

Description Located behind Penn Forest Elementary School, Darrell Shell features some of the County’s premiere baseball and tennis facilities. From the parking lot to the left of the school, follow the gravel trail leading into the park. The playground here is the largest handicap-accessible playground in the Roanoke Valley! A gravel loop trail circles the park, and leads to a rentable shelter. A restroom area is located near the parking lot. Directions From Route 419, turn onto Starkey Road. Bear right as road merges with Buck Mountain Road. Turn right at end of street onto Merriman Road. Penn Forest Elementary is less than 1/4 mile on right. Park at the far side of the school to reach entrance.

Picnic Shelters

one rentable shelter, capacity 56

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

2 surrounding shelter

Playgrounds

largest handicap accessible playground on the east coast

Bathrooms

masonry structure •

Portable Toilet

Electricity Water Fountain

one basic unit year round near concession

Athletics Fields

3 seasonal softball, baseball, 2 football

Tennis

three asphalt courts

Volleyball

next to shelter and playground

Basketball

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Frisbee Golf Trails Parking

one full-size asphalt court •

Horseshoes

gravel trail around the park

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70 spaces

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Garst Mill Park 2599 Willowlawn St. Roanoke,VA 24018

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Bridges crossing Garst Mill stream provide a scenic view of the park.

27 acres

Park Area Picnic shelter at Garst Mill Park.

Description Nestled in a suburban area of Cave Spring, Garst Mill Park follows the path of Garst Mill Stream for more about a mile. Three bridges cross the stream to provide access to many park amenities. Garst Mill Greenway is a beautiful paved walking path which runs the length of the park. Directions From Rt. 419, turn onto Brambleton Avenue (Rt. 221N) at Cave Spring Corners. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Garst Mill Road. Turn left onto Halevan. Park is on the left. Pa

Picnic Shelters

DESCRIPTION

one rentable shelter, capacity 64

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

3 surrounding shelter, 2 large and 1 small

Playgrounds

playground by entrance, swings by shelter

Bathrooms

masonry structure

Portable Toilets

one year round unit located at entrance of greenway

Electricity

available at shelter

Water Fountain

near bathrooms and shelter

Athletics Fields

seasonal softball, baseball, soccer, football

Tennis

three asphalt courts with lights •

Volleyball Basketball

Horseshoes

one full-size asphalt court in front of shelter •

Frisbee Golf Trails

Garst Mill Greenway

Parking

75 spaces

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Gearheart Park

YES NO

100 Highland Rd. Vinton,VA 24179

DESCRIPTION 6 acres

Park Area Picnic Shelters

2 non-rentable shelters down the hill

Description Gearhart Park is located directly behind the Roanoke County Career Center in Vinton. Visit Gearhart to take advantage of a secluded ballfield, perfect to practice your pitching and batting skills. Wander down the hill past the parking lot to rest under the shade and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Tables

Grills

Playgrounds

Bathrooms

Directions Take Gus Nicks Blvd. toward Vinton. Turn right onto Highland Road past Roanoke County Career Center. OR take Rt. 24E. Turn left onto Pollard Street. Then turn left onto Gus Nicks Blvd./Washington Avenue. When you cross the bridge you will take a left onto Highland Road just before the Roanoke County Career Center.

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

Portable Toilets

Electricity

Water Fountain Athletics Fields

one seasonal softball, baseball

Trails Parking

one seasonal unit located at the end of parking lot

30 spaces beside the ballfield

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Goode Park

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Goode Park Rd. Vinton,VA 24179

22 acres

Park Area

Description Goode Park is a great place for an afternoon walk, featuring a long stretch of Wolf Creek Greenway. Enjoy a picnic in the small shelter near the park entrance. Follow the greenway to two ballfields located near the back of the park. From here, the main greenway splits to the left and continues outside the park to eventually meet with Stonebridge Park. Directions Take Rt. 24E past downtown Vinton. Turn left onto Leisure Lane just past the Blue Ridge Plaza. Pa

DESCRIPTION

Picnic Shelters

Tables

one shelter in the open lawn area capacity 10 one 8’ tables in shelter •

Grills

Playgrounds Bathrooms

open during games

Portable Toilets

one year round unit located in main parking lot •

Electricity Water Fountain

located at concession stand

Athletics Fields

2 seasonal softball, baseball with lights

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

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Frisbee Golf Trails

Wolf Creek Greenway

Parking

64 spaces in the middle of the park

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Green Hill Park

Description One of the larger parks in Roanoke County, Green Hill Park offers a wide variety of activities. The large grass field here hosts many of the region’s large special events and athletic tournaments. Keep yourself busy fishing in a mile of water frontage on the Roanoke River stocked with trout. Hike on the a section of the Roanoke River Greenway, a paved 10-foot-wide walking path that begins near the main park entrance. Green Hill contains two rentable picnic shelters for your next gathering. Green Hill park is also home to a top notch equestrian center. Directions From Interstate 81, take exit 137. Turn right onto Wildwood Road at end of ramp. Go to the traffic signal and turn right onto West Main Street. Proceed to the third traffic signal and turn left onto Diuguids Lane. Cross railroad tracks and the Roanoke River. Park entrance is a short distance on the right.

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2501 Parkside Dr. Salem,VA 24153

DESCRIPTION 224 acres

Park Area Picnic Shelters

two rentable shelter, capacity 64

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

4 surrounding shelter

Playgrounds

playground between baseball and soccer field

Bathrooms

only at concession during athletics events

two year round units located at polofield and parking lot at first shelter

Portable Toilets

Electricity Water Fountain

located at the restroom building

Athletics Fields

5 seasonal softball/baseball, 12 soccer

Tennis

Volleyball

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Basketball Horseshoes

located near far shelter and beside ballfield #5 •

Frisbee Golf Trails

one mile paved path, plus dirt various trails

Parking

275 spaces

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Happy Hallow Gardens

YES NO

6697 Mt. Chestnut Rd. Roanoke,VA 24018

47 acres

Park Area

Description Get in touch with mother nature at Happy Hollow Gardents. Walk the two miles of dirt trails through a dense wooded area. Have lunch at the rentable shelter while you take in the peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Visit during the month of April for the area’s most spectacular floral display. Happy Hollow is also home to a small amphitheater you can use for your next family event. Directions Take Route 221 South towards Bent Mountain. When you pass Back Creek Grill on your right, go approximately 1 mile and turn right onto Mount Chestnut Road (Rt. 692). Go 2 miles to the top of the mountain. Park entrance is on the left. Pa

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DESCRIPTION

one rentable shelter capacity 34

Tables

one 10’ and three 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

1large grill surrounding shelter

Playgrounds

playground by entrance, swings by shelter

Picnic Shelters

Bathrooms Portable Toilets

one unit year round located near the shelter

Electricity

Water Fountain

Athletics Fields

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

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Frisbee Golf Trails

Parking

two miles of soft trails and botanical gardens 9 spaces

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Hollins Park

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5688 Hollins Rd. Roanoke,VA 24019

Description Hollins Park is a great place to kick around the soccer ball on a large flat playing surface. Walk your way to better health on the gravel path circling the soccer fields. The playground is located at the back corner of the park in a shaded area. Directions From I-81 North, take exit 146 south (Route 115 Hollins/Cloverdale).Travel one mile to intersection of Plantation Road and Williamson Road. Go left (east) 1.3 miles and turn right onto Shadwell Drive. Proceed on Shadwell 7/10 mile and turn right onto Hollins Road. Proceed 4/10 mile on Hollins Road to park entrance on the right.

DESCRIPTION 14 acres

Park Area Picnic Shelters

Tables

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Grills Playgrounds

Portable Toilets

two units year round, one at each parking lot •

Electricity

Water Fountain Athletics Fields

playground by end of parking lot •

Bathrooms

two soccer fields

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

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Frisbee Golf Trails

gravel walking path around the fields

Parking

95 spaces

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Ingersoll-Rand Field

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Old Mountain Rd. Roanoke,VA 24019

Description Ingersoll-Rand Field provides a pleasant place to play on the ballfield and seasonal soccer field. Bring a blanket to take a break and have a picnic on the open grass area of the park. Directions Take Williamson Road/Rt. 11N towards Hollins. Turn right onto Shadwell Drive just past Webb’s Oil Company. Turn right onto Old Mountain Road. Park is approximately 1 block down on right. Pa

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Picnic Shelters

Tables

Grills

Playgrounds

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Bathrooms Portable Toilets

one seasonal unit near parking lot •

Electricity

Water Fountain Athletics Fields

1 seasonal softball/baseball and 1 soccer

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

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Trails Parking

DESCRIPTION 4 acres

Park Area

12 spaces

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M.A. Banks Park

YES NO

211 Craig Ave. Vinton,VA 24179

DESCRIPTION 1 acres

Park Area Picnic shelter at M.A. Banks Park.

Description Located in the middle of a Vinton neighborhood, MA Banks is a great small park. Brush up on your dribbling and shooting skills on the basketball court. If you work up an appetite, grabe a bite to eat under the shelter. Directions Take Route 23 East from downtown Roanoke into Vinton. Turn right onlto Pollard Street. Turn left onto craig avanue. Park is on the right.

one shelter

Tables

8 six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

one large grill

Playgrounds

playground and swings beside shelter

Picnic Shelters

Bathrooms Portable Toilets

one year round unit

Electricity

available at shelter

Water Fountain

near bathrooms

Athletics Fields

Tennis

• •

Volleyball Basketball

one full-size asphalt court

Horseshoes

between the road and park edge •

Frisbee Golf Trails

connectx paved lot shelter and playground

Parking

parking on side of street only

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Mayflower Hills Park Rutrough Rd. Roanoke,VA 24014

YES NO

Picnic shelter at Mayflower Hills Park.

Picnic Shelters

Description Tucked away behind the Blue Ridge parkway, Mayflower Hills boasts one of the park system’s best mountain vistas. Have a picnic lunch, or toss a ball around at the small baseball diamond.

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one non-rentable shelter , capacity

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

1 surrounding shelter

Playgrounds

Portable Toilets

two seasonal units next to parking lot

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Electricity

Water Fountain Athletics Fields

playground by parking lot •

Bathrooms

one seasonal softball, baseball •

Tennis

Directions From 581 get off Elm Ave. exit on Rt. 24E. towards Vinton. Make a right at 13th St. & Rt. 24. Go straight on Bennnington (2-3 miles). Make a left on Rutrough Rd. Go 3 miles on Rutrough and park will be on your right.

DESCRIPTION 11 acres

Park Area

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

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Trails Parking

near the shelter

Frisbee Golf •

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Mount Pleasant Park 3071 Pitzer Rd. Roanoke,VA 24014

Description Mount Pleasant Park is full with entrainment for the whole family. Work on your backhand on the tennis courts located beside the second parking lot.The basketball court is a couple steps away from the tennis court. Mount Pleasant Park has a wonderful gravel-walking path loop through the woods near the playground and rentable shelter. Directions From Interstate 581, take Rt. 24E (Elm Avenue). Turn right onto 13th Street at the traffic signal (13th Street will turn into Bennington Avenue). At the Roanoke City Fire Station, turn left onto Mt. Pleasant Blvd. (Rt. 886). Bear left at the Mt. Pleasant sign, then left again past Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church onto Pitzer Road

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Picnic shelter at Mount Pleasant Park.

DESCRIPTION 9 acres

Park Area Picnic Shelters

one rentable shelter, capacity 64

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

3 large grills surrounding the shelter

Playgrounds

four swings sets, no playground

Bathrooms

only during ball-games

two seasonal units located at entrance parking lot

Portable Toilets Electricity

Water Fountain

Athletics Fields

Tennis

two hard tennis courts •

Volleyball Basketball

two seasonal softball/ baseball, one soccer/ football

one full-size asphalt court •

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf Trails

.25 mile of gravel walking trail loop

Parking

50 parking spaces

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Northside Complex

YES NO

6810 Northside High School Rd. Roanoke,VA 24019

6 acres

Park Area

Description Northside Softball Complex, located at Northside High School is one of Roanoke County’s tournament level facilities. When school is out of session and there’s no competition going on, feel free to bring your glove and bat to make the most of your day. Directions From Peters Creek Road, take Northside High School Road towards the school. Proceed past the Virginia State Forensics Lab and softball complex will be on the left before you reach the school. Pa

Picnic Shelters

Tables

Grills

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Playgrounds Bathrooms

in the middle in of park in the concession

Portable Toilets

Electricity

Water Fountain

Athletics Fields

available at concession stand four seasonal softball, baseball,

Tennis Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

Trails

Parking

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school parking lot used for public

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Oak Grove Park

YES NO

5005 Grandin Rd. ext. Roanoke,VA 24018

DESCRIPTION 5 acres

Park Area •

one rentable shelter, capacity 32

Tables

four 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

2 surrounding shelter

Playgrounds

playground and swing set near shelter

Bathrooms

Picnic Shelters

Description Take a stroll in Oak Grove park on a paved 1/4 mile walking path. Get a drink of water and get ready for a singles or doubles game of tennis. Bring the kids to the playground as you setup a picnic under the nearby rentable shelter. Make use of the ballfield near Oak Grove Elementary with easy access from the park. Directions From Route 419, turn onto Grandin Road Extension between Oak Grove Plaza and Oak Grove Elementary School. Entrance to the park is on the right just after the school.

located near the tennis courts •

Portable Toilets

Electricity Water Fountain

next to shelter

Athletics Fields

one seasonal softball, baseball,

Tennis

• •

Basketball Horseshoes

one asphalt court •

Volleyball •

located between the road and tennis courts •

Frisbee Golf Trails

1/4 mile paved trail

Parking

12 spaces

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Read Mountain Park

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Crampacker Rd. Bonsack,VA 24019

Description Roanoke County’s largest park, Read Mountain features a 1.9 mile trail to a 2,350 foot overlook at Buzards Rocks. The trail is moderate to strenuous difficulty, and will take the average hiker on a 2.5 hour round trip. The view from the top is one of the best in the Roanoke Valley! Directions From Cloverdale Rd./220. turn right onto Courtland. Take a left on Hunt Ridge. Follow the road to take a right onto Crumpacker. The park entrance will be on you right. From 460E. Take a left onto Hunt Ridge before Walmart. Then left on Crumpacker and park entrance will be on the right. Pa

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243 acres

Park Area Picnic Shelters

Tables

Grills

Playgrounds

Bathrooms

Portable Toilets

Electricity

Water Fountain

Athletics Fields

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

Trails

Parking

DESCRIPTION

1.9 miles of dirt trails 6 spaces

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Sadler Park

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Emerald Ln. Roanoke,VA 24019

DESCRIPTION 3 acres

Park Area •

Picnic Shelters

Tables Grills

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Playgrounds

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Bathrooms

Description Tucked away in a small Hollins area neighborhood is Sadler Park. The park features a basketball court and playground area, as well as trees and open lawn area. Directions Take Williamson Road/Rt. 11N towards Hollins. Turn left onto Resevoir Road just past Hollins College. Then turn left onto Emerald Lane. Park is on your right.

Portable Toilets

Electricity

Water Fountain

Athletics Fields

Tennis

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Volleyball Basketball

one full-size asphalt court •

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Starkey Park Picnic shelter at Starkey Park.

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5701 Crystal Creek Dr. Roanoke,Va 24018

one rentable shelter, one non-rentable at Merriman Soccer Complex, both seat 64

Tables

ten 8’ tables in shelter, four tables at Merriman

Grills

Picnic Shelters

Description Starkey Park is home to a large number of athletics fields, including some of the County’s premiere baseball facilities, and Merriman Soccer Complex. Get into the park from any of three separate park entrances. Crystal Creek Road, Merriman Road (At Intersection with Starkey) and Merriman Road at Soccer Complex. These sections of the park are often referred to as Starkey 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Directions From Rt. 419 turn onto Starkey Road. Go to the stop sign at the railroad tracks. Turn right onto Merriman Road. Then turn left onto Crystal Creek Drive. Park will be down the road on the left. Pa

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DESCRIPTION 47 acres

Park Area

2 surrounding shelter, 1large and 1 small •

Playgrounds •

located in concession with shelter

Porto-Johns

two units located at the shelter, two seasonal units at Merriman Soccer Complex parking lot

Electricity

available at shelter

Water Fountain

near the shelter

7 seasonal softball, baseball, one soccer/ football, four small soccer fields three soccer fields at Merriman Soccer Complex

Bathrooms

Athletics Fields

Tennis Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

Trails

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Stonebridge Park 378 Swan Dr. Vinton,VA 24179

YES NO

Picnic shelter at Stonebridge Park

DESCRIPTION 17 acres

Park Area •

one rentable shelter, capacity 52

Tables

four 8’ tables and 2 10’ tables in shelter

Grills

three grills located around shelter

Playgrounds

playground right off the Wolf Creek Greenway near the shelter

Bathrooms

Picnic Shelters

Description Stonebridge has a wide variety of amenities throughout the park. Walk the Wolf Creek Greenway, a two mile long trail that bentures through the woods and connects with nearby Goode Park. Stonebridge also includes a full basketball court, tennis courts, baseball field and playground.

masonry structure •

Porto-Johns

Electricity Water Fountain

near the shelter

Athletics Fields

1 seasonal softball, baseball

Tennis

Basketball

Directions Horseshoes Take Rt. 24E heading out of Vinton. Take the Frisbee Golf first left past William Byrd High School onto Stonebridge Drive. Go to the end and turn Trails left onto Robindale. At the end of Robindale, Parking you will turn right into the park.

four asphalt courts with lights •

Volleyball •

one full-size asphalt court • •

2 miles gravel trail of the Wolf Creek Greenway

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Vinyard Park

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Berkley Rd. Vinton,VA 24179

Picnic Shelters

Description Vinyard Park is Vinton’s largest park, with 86 acres of sports fields open to the public. Vinyard park includes fields for basebal, football and soccer, a playground area and picnic shelter. A wooden path near the park entrance provides an educational lookout in a wetlands area. Directions Turn onto Gus Nicks Blvd. at Hardee’s. Turn left onto King Street. Go approximately 3/4 mile and turn right onto Berkley Road. Park is on the right approximately 1/4 mile down the road. Pa

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DESCRIPTION 86 acres

Park Area •

one rentable shelter, capacity 64

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

2 surrounding shelter, 1 large and 1 small

Playgrounds

playground 50’ from shelter, no swing set

Bathrooms

located near the parking lot

Portable Toilets

one seasonal unit located near parking lot

Electricity

available at shelter

Water Fountain

available at shelter

Athletics Fields

4 seasonal softball/baseball, 5 soccer, 1 football

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

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205 spaces near soccer fields

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Walrond Park 6824 Walrond Dr. Roanoke,VA 24019

YES NO

Picnic shelter at Walrond Park

DESCRIPTION 57 acres

Park Area Picnic Shelters

Description Walrond Park boasts beautiful panoramic vistas, some of the area’s best public tennis courts, and is home to a small activity center known as the Walrond Senior Center. Toss a frisbee around on a new disc golf course here. Reserve the Walrond park shelter, one of only a handful of area shelters with a fireplace. Directions From Interstate 81, take exit 146 toward Hollins. Take a right off the exit ramp onto plantation road. After the first stoplight, turn right onto Walrond Drive. Park is 1/4 mile down the road

one rentable shelter, capacity 64

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

2 surrounding shelter, 1 large and 1 small

Playgrounds

playground by the tennis courts

Bathrooms

2 structures

Portable Toilets

two year round units , one at fields 3 and 4 and one located near Senior Center

Electricity

available at shelter

Water Fountain

near bathrooms and shelter

Athletics Fields

4 seasonal softball, baseball, 2 soccer, 1 football

Tennis

ten asphalt courts with lights

Volleyball

Basketball

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Horseshoes Frisbee Golf

Trails

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Wayside Park

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Route 11/460 Salem,VA 24153

1 acre

Park Area •

Picnic Shelters Tables

Description This small, roadside park features a boat launch for the Roanoke River and picnic tables. Directions From Interstate 81, take exit 132 and follow signs to route 460/11. Turn right onto the highway, and Wayside Park will be on the left. Pa

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Bathrooms

Portable Toilets

Electricity

Water Fountain

Athletics Fields

Tennis

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

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Whispering Pines Park

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Absalom Smith Rd. Salem,VA 24153

DESCRIPTION 27 acres

Park Area Picnic Shelters

Description Whispering Pines is named after the beautiful rows of pine trees that surround the park. It’s a small park with all the amenities of a much larger one. Enjoy a picnic here with easy access to tennis courts, a basketball court, two baseball diamond, playgrounds, and a bathroom. Directions From Rt. 419, pass Interstate 81 and turn right onto Route 311. After a mile, turn right onto Absalom Smith Road. Park entrance is on right.

one rentable shelter, capacity 64

Tables

six 8’ tables in shelter

Grills

4 surrounding shelter, 1 large, 3 small

Playgrounds

playground by entrance, swings by shelter

Bathrooms

masonry structure near parking lot

Portable Toilets

located near the baseball field and parking lot available at shelter and fields

Electricity

Water Fountain

located next to shelter

Athletics Fields

2 seasonal softball, baseball

Tennis

Basketball

one asphalt courts •

Volleyball •

one full-size asphalt court

Horseshoes

Frisbee Golf

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Brambleton Recreation Center 3738 Brambleton Ave. Roanoke,VA 24018

Classroom 3I

Classroom 3L

Saucers CafĂŠ Classroom 3F

Office

Office

Teen Center Office

Office

Office

Office

Conference Office Room 2F Office

Office Office

Computer Office Lab Elevator

Office

Brambleton Center - Lower Level

Ceramics Studio

Ceramics Room 10A

Storage

Gymnasium

VT Extension Office

Brambleton Center - Ground Level Kitchen Room 14

Multipurpose Room 16

Pottery Room 17

Multipurpose Room 19

Multipurpose Room 18

Kiln Room

Contact: (540) 772-7529 Do you need a convenient, central location to hold a birthday party, banquet, wedding reception or meeting? Whether you are planning a big holiday bash, a small birthday party or a meeting/seminar, the Brambleton Center has a variety of rooms to suit your needs. Rental facilities include our Community Room Auditorium, classrooms and a fully equipped classroom /kitchen combo.

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Catawba Recreational Center 4965 Catawba Creek Road Catawba,VA 24070 Contact: (540) 387-6078 Catawba Center includes a picnic shelter and the Catawba Center building. The shelter and center may be rented together or separately. The Catawba Center features a kitchen area, space for dining or meetings, along with tables and chairs, playground, outdoor basketball court and baseball field.

Craig Avenue Recreation Center 900 Chestnut Street Vinton,VA 24179

Contact: (540) 857-5035 The Craig Center features a lounge, auditorium, kitchen, and gameroom, each available as separate rentals or in combination.

Parkway Visitors Center Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 115 Contact: (540) 427-1800 Managed by Roanoke County Parks, this center is an exciting stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It features a muesum highlighting the history of the parkway and the region, as well as a gift shop, auditorium and information desk.

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Camp Roanoke 6498 Dry Hollow Road Salem,VA 24153

Description: Camp Roanoke is nestled within 700 acres of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western Roanoke County, conveniently located just off Interstate 81 exit 132. Since 1925, Camp Roanoke’s programs have shaped the character and lives of thousands of youth. Camp Roanoke’s overnight and meeting facilities are available for group rentals, business retreats and more! Featuring presentation-ready meeting rooms, cabins for overnight retreats, on-site catering and a variety of outdoor recreation options for any size group. Ask about our Challenge Course programs, Climbing Tower, canoe trips or custom programs for groups and businesses.

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Camp Roanoke is available for your group gathering, retreat or conference from September to December! Through our combination of team-building elements, activities, facilities, food & staff, your organization can expect to experience: • • • • • • • • •

an environment that promotes positive coping to change an increased sense of self and self-esteem a higher level of fitness an increase in intrinsic motivation better communication advanced problem solving skills more trust within the group a greater ability to work under pressure a clearer understanding of other team members

Corporate Retreat Packages This season we’re happy to introduce new package rates for your business. Select the premium Full Day or Half Day programs below and have everything you need for a productive retreat. Or build your own package with our exciting selection of guided outdoor recreation activities and trips. Package

Ropes Courses

Meals

Lodging

BusinessRate

Non-Profit Rate

Premium Overnight Experience

4 hours low course 4 hours high course

breakfast, lunch and dinner

1 night - heated and air conditioned bunk style cabins. Up to 80 guests

$75 per person

$70 per person

Premium One-Day Experience

4 hours on either low or high course

1 meal

none

$35 per person

$30 per person

Add-On Activities

___Guided Climbing ($35.00/person/8 hour day) ___Guided Canoeing ($35.00/person/8 hour day) ___Guided Caving ($35.00/person/8 hour day) ___Guided Kayaking ($35.00/person/8 hour day) ___Guided Hiking ($25.00/person/8 hour day) ___High and Low Ropes Course (various available)

___Archery ($10.00person/2 hour experience) ___Disc Golf ($1.00/person) ___Basketball ($1.00/person) ___Horseshoes ($1.00/person) ___Volleyball ($1.00/person) ___Mountainboards ($25.00/person/4hour experience)

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NEW Recreation Center Wood Haven Road Roanoke,VA 24019

Construction Underway on Recreation Center Construction is well underway on a new recreation center in Roanoke County! Upon completion in December 2009, residents of the Roanoke Valley will have access to indoor and outdoor family leisure pools, fitness equipment, gyms, a jogging/walking track, and new space for meetings, recreation programs and more! The recreation center will serve as the anchor for a new 200 acre business park, creating an unprecedented opportunity for tax revenue and economic growth. The end result will be a landmark destination for residents of Roanoke County which will both enhance the region’s quality of life, and help to attract and maintain a young and vibrant workforce for many years to come. This new center will be distinguished as the region’s only true multi-generational facility, with recreation opportunities for every age and every interest! Large multipurpose areas will allow Roanoke County Parks to offer more community programs than ever before, and serve as a much needed supplement to the County’s current recreation facilities - Brambleton Center, Craig Center and Catawba Center.

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660 sq. feet

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Outdoor Aquatic Space

20,209 sq. feet

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Multi-purpose Rooms

3,142 sq. feet

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Indoor Aquatic Space

11,581 sq. feet

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Aerobics / Dance

2,690 sq. feet

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Gyms / Basketball

13,798 sq. feet

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Child Care

737 sq. feet

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Fitness Areas

9,397 sq. feet

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Game Room / Lounge

895 sq. feet

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1 lap = 1/8 mile

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Check Shelter Availability Online! Now you can check availability of your favorite park shelter before you call in your reservation. Visit www.RoanokeCountyParks.com and click on the Parks and Facilities Tab on the left navigation bar. Find the park you want to look for and see if its shelter is available that day, then give us a call.

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This guidebook contains detailed information about over 30 Roanoke County parks and recreation facilities. Get outside and enjoy the beauty of this valley we call home! Please note we have 16 parks with picnic shelters that may be reserved between April 1 and October 31 each year. Shelters are available first come-first served at no charge, unless the shelter has been specifically reserved by another group or business. Make advance reservations by calling 540-387-6078 ext. 478 to guarantee the use of a particular shelter, on a certain day, during a specific time. We recommend 30 days advance notice to reserve a shelter. Special attention is given to the preparation of reserved facilities. No refunds are provided if a reservation is cancelled, however, we will reschedule your reservation to another available time or date during our current season. “Special Use Permits” may be required for certain events. Groups over 300 may be prohibited at some parks, call for details. For more information about park amenities, permits, and picnic shelter reservations and rates, see our website at: www.RoanokeCountyParks.com.

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