Whitney Slightham

  • New Public Chalk Wall Opens in Century Plaza

    New Public Chalk Wall Opens in Century Plaza

    Earlier today, Mayor Lea, the Roanoke Arts Commission, and members of the local arts community gathered in Century Plaza to unveil a new piece of public art: a chalk wall. Located at 14 Church...

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  • New Holton Plaza Opens in Downtown Roanoke

    New Holton Plaza Opens in Downtown Roanoke

    Built in honor of former Virginia Gov. Linwood Holton, the new plaza is located at 106 Franklin Rd., S.E. The post New Holton Plaza Opens in Downtown Roanoke appeared first on Roanoke Parks and...

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  • Roanoke Parks and Recreation Hosts National Outdoor Recreation Conference

    Roanoke Parks and Recreation Hosts National Outdoor Recreation Conference

    Later this month, hundreds of outdoor recreation professionals from across the nation will attend the annual Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) conference right here in...

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  • Pro Athletes Take Roanoke 7 Summits Challenge to the Next Level

    Pro Athletes Take Roanoke 7 Summits Challenge to the Next Level

    Over the years Roanoke 7 Summits has become a popular hiking tradition in the region. The beginner-friendly program encourages locals to get outdoors, get active, and explore some of the Roanoke...

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  • October Roanoke Parks and Recreation Newsletter

    October Roanoke Parks and Recreation Newsletter

    Things to do in Roanoke this weekend… It’s a busy weekend for our department, and we’d love for you to join the fun!  Saturday: Give back to the trails On Saturday, we’re celebrating National...

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  • Roanoke’s Annual Outdoors Festival Music Scene Grows

    Roanoke’s Annual Outdoors Festival Music Scene Grows

    Roanoke’s annual Anthem GO Outside Festival (GO Fest) continues to get bigger and better each year. Taking place in River’s Edge Sports Complex, the free three-day outdoor recreation festival...

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  • SeptemberCross Cyclocross Races Draw Record Attendance

    SeptemberCross Cyclocross Races Draw Record Attendance

    Roanoke’s annual SeptemberCross cyclocross race series just finished this week. Races took place on Wednesday nights at Fallon Park, where cyclists sped around a one-mile mixed surface course....

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  • Do Roanoke’s Greenways need more public art? Let us know!

    Do Roanoke’s Greenways need more public art? Let us know!

    Do you feel that Roanoke’s Greenways need more public art? If so, is there a particular type of art that you would enjoy in a Greenway setting? Now is your chance to give us your feedback. Working...

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  • Free Firewood Giveaways in Roanoke on Oct. 14 and Oct. 28

    Free Firewood Giveaways in Roanoke on Oct. 14 and Oct. 28

    Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Office will hold two self-service giveaways of firewood quality wood from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 28. The...

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  • Roanoke Youth Learn How to Grow Their Own Veggies

    Roanoke Youth Learn How to Grow Their Own Veggies

    After months of watching their garden grow from tiny seedlings into colorful, edible treats, Roanoke youth enrolled in Preston Recreation Center‘s after school P.L.A.Y. program eagerly harvested...

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