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Elmwood Park

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Located in Downtown Roanoke, the recently renovated Elmwood Park is one of the premier outdoor event facilities in the region and a great place to visit during a Blue Ridge Day. It's located within walking distance to downtown Roanoke's market area and is a popular spot for visitors looking to enjoy the fresh air of Virginia's Blue Ridge. Since the park’s creation, it has been a gathering place and a green space. In 1913, an editor for the World News wrote “People of Roanoke bought Elmwood for a park, a playground and a breathing space.” In the early decades, tennis courts brought in crowds for tournaments, as did the bandstand for weekend concerts. There was even a pond with the requisite ducks. The new amphitheater in the park can accommodate approximately 2,000 spectators and the stage is around 5,800 square feet, making it a unique and inviting atmosphere for local and nationally known acts.

  • Directions: From I-81, take Exit 143 to I-581 South toward Roanoke. Take I-581 South for approximately 5.5 miles and take Exit 5 to Williamson Road toward Downtown Roanoke. Take Williamson Road for approximately 1/4 mile and then turn right on Church Avenue. Continue down Church Avenue to reach the city offices.
  • Major Access Routes: I-581, US 220, US 460

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Elmwood Park
706 S. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
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