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Golf courseRoanoke Valley Recreation & Tourism
Roanoke County is fortunate to have an abundance of recreational activities and high-quality, award-winning fine arts and cultural organizations. Facilities for meetings, conferences, and conventions also abound, making Roanoke County the regional hub for such gatherings.

Year-round activities, events, and exhibits increase the quality of life in the Roanoke Valley and further the attraction to the area, consistently voted one of the best places in America to work and play.

View a listing of recreation and tourism resources in Roanoke Valley.

Roanoke County Parks & Recreation 
The Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department offers programs year-round to citizens of all ages. Available features include:
  • Recreational centers (two)
  • Outdoor basketball courts (29)
  • Tennis courts (50)
  • Baseball fields (38)
  • Softball fields (23)
  • Soccer fields (42)
  • Football fields (15)
  • Playgrounds (32)
  • Picnic pavilions (25)
  • Greenways and trails (11 miles)
  • Total park acreage of 1,035 acres 

Green Ridge Recreation Center
In January 2010, the Green Ridge Recreation Center opened in Roanoke. The 76,000 square-foot facility is Roanoke Valley’s first multi-generational recreation center. Located at the intersection of Valleypoint Parkway and Woodhaven Road, the $30 million facility provides recreational opportunities, programs, and meeting space for the community. It also serves as an anchor for the new signature business park.