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Roanoke celebrates Parks and Rec Month with free lineup of events

10+ events in July include flotilla, a basketball tournament and yoga in the park

ROANOKE, Va. – Grab your movie popcorn and blanket, a tube, yoga mat or a basketball; you’ll need them to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month with the City of Roanoke.

Roanoke kicked off festivities with a bang during last week’s fireworks display.

It continues with Parks After Dark Movie: “The Goonies” on Friday, July 9, a parks party in Starr Hill Brewery Roanoke’s can garden and a community float down the Roanoke River on Sunday ending at Starr Hill.

Roanoke Parks and Recreation hosts several events for Park and Rec Month (Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

Most events are free. The point is to show what the Parks and Recreation Department brings to the community and the multiple ways families can enjoy parks.

“A big part of this for us was accessibility. We wanted to make sure we had things going on in all four quadrants of the city, and we wanted to make sure we made things free and we remove any barrier so that anybody who wanted to celebrate with us can,” said Stephanie Long, marketing coordinator for Roanoke Parks and Recreation.

In addition to events, every Monday and Tuesday in July when you buy a beer, Starr Hill Brewery Roanoke will donate a dollar to Roanoke Parks and Recreation.

For details on the Parks and Rec Month events, click here.

About the Author:

Megan Woods is thrilled to be back home and reporting at Local 4. She joined the team in September 2021. Before returning to Michigan, Megan reported at stations across the country including Northern Michigan, Southwest Louisiana and a sister station in Southwest Virginia.