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MILL MOUNTAIN PARK AND STAR               540-853-2236
Reserve Avenue, Roanoke, VA  24016

DIRECTIONS: From I-81 take exit 143/I-581 to downtown Roanoke.  Take exit Elm Ave. exit off I-581.  Turn rt at end of exit ramp onto Elm Ave.  Past hospital, take left at 2nd light onto Jefferson St.  Turn left at fourth stop light onto Walnut Ave.  Follow Walnut up Mill Mountain.  Walnut Ave. becomes Parkway Spur Road.  At top of mountain, turn rt at Mill Mountain Park sign.  Park located behind interpretive Center.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Park offers a shaded, grassy picnic area, paved pathways which border the park and lead to Mill Mountain Interpretive Center, Mill Mountain Star, and an overlook to view the Roanoke Valley.  The Interpretive Center will provide exhibits about regional history and ecology, plus information about the Roanoke Valley.  The  Star was erected in 1949 and is illuminated every night until 2 AM.  It can be seen from just about every part of the city.

Mill Mountain Discovery Center has interactive exhibits and hands-on programs for all ages and abilities to explore our natural world through classes, workshops, special events and summer camps. 

The Roanoke Star has illuminated the city for over 50 years. Roanoke earned the nickname, “Star City of the South.”

PARKING:  Located at the Interpretive Center and the Star. There are 66 parking spaces at the Interpretive Center lot, including 3 accessible spaces, of which 1 is van accessible.  There are 19  spaces at the Star parking lot, of which 2 are accessible and 1 is van accessible.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Asphalt.  Paths  accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.  Steep grades may require assistance for persons in wheelchairs. Link to Mill Mountain trails map which includes hiking, biking and nature trails in PDF format.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Designated rest rooms in the Interpretive Center are wheelchair accessible.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES:  Picnic facilities located beside parking lot.  12 tables for guests in wheelchairs.  Tables located through grassy wooded area.  Table height 29 in.  Vending machines at Interpretive Center 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Admission free.  Open April – October Tue – Sat 10–4, Sun Noon-4; November – March Tue – Sun Noon – 4. Wheelchair accessible parking, drinking fountain and amplified phone.  Interpretive Center is non-smoking.


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