Your Urban Adventure Awaits!
Even if you love the city, it’s still good to get a taste of the great outdoors and Roanoke is the best outdoor town on the East Coast! While you're downtown, you can enjoy parks, greenways, and even a kayak launch. Learn about all of your outdoor options from Roanoke Outside and Roanoke Parks and Recreation.
All About Elmwood Park in Downtown Roanoke
The City of Roanoke’s Elmwood Park is Southwest Virginia’s premier concert and festival venue. Renovations were completed in 2014 and Elmwood Park is a great space in Downtown Roanoke! Elmwood Park is managed by Roanoke City Parks and Recreation.
Park hours are 11am – 11pm, 7 days a week
Elmwood Park features a 4,000+ capacity amphitheater with cascading grass terraces for seating, a state-of-the-art illuminated fountain in front of the stage, tree-lined walkway with decorative fountains, and an art walk with beautiful sculptures.
June 2022 Update - The fountains are temporarily closed. Visit Roanoke City Parks and Recreation for updates.
The stage fountains are kid friendly (just bring a towel to dry your little ones off). Fountains are on during park hours (9am – 11pm) except on days when there are events in the Park. On event days, the fountains will not be turned on.
Peter Pan Playground
Completed in May 2015, the Peter Pan Playground is a joint venture between Roanoke Parks and Recreation, the Library and Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital.
The playground is adjacent to the Downtown Roanoke Main Library located at 706 South Jefferson St and sits at the top of Elmwood Park. You can reach the playground by following the path to the right of the library off of Jefferson St.
The Peter Pan Playground has no official hours and remains open for your little ones to enjoy. Watch this video to see the playground in action!
Directions to Elmwood Park
706 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011
Elmwood Park is located conveniently in Downtown Roanoke off of I-581/220. Take Exit 6 for VA-24/Elm Ave. Elmwood Park is across the street from Carilion Community Hospital.
Parking for Elmwood Park
There are many parking options around Elmwood Park. On-street parking is available on a first come, first served basis. The Elmwood Park Garage and Lot is free Monday-Wednesday after 10:00pm, Thursday-Friday after 5:00pm and free all weekend. Click here for additional parking options near Elmwood Park.
Rules for events in Elmwood Park (such allowed items, etc.) are determined by each event organizer. Contact the event organizer with questions.
Elmwood Park is available for your event. Looking for more information, contact Roanoke City Parks and Recreation at (540) 853-2236 or visit their website.