The Mountain View Recreation Center is one of the most unique recreation centers you will find. Also known as the Fishburn Mansion, Mountain View Recreation Center is a 42-room Georgian-revival mansion that was built in 1907 by Junius B. Fishburn.
Mr. Fishburn was a prominent publisher, banker and philanthropist in Roanoke for the first half of the 20th century. In 1955, he donated his home to the city, with the stipulation that it would be solely used for public recreation purposes. The rest of Fishburn’s beautiful estate includes a garden, community garden and an old carriage barn that has been converted into a greenhouse.
Mountain View Recreation Center is open to the public on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To arrange a tour, please call 540-853-2679.
Throughout the weekdays, many senior citizens visit the center to play cards and games. Mountain View Center is also where fitness and art programs take place, including Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s regular Paint Party at the Mansion programs.
Please call 540-853-2236 or contact us at the link below for more information!
From Downtown Roanoke:
Follow Elm Avenue toward the Wasena Street Bridge. Turn right onto Ferdinand Road at the red light where Elm turns into Main Street before crossing the bridge. Follow Ferdinand to Wasena Terrace. Turn right onto Wasena Terrace and the first left is the driveway for Mountain View. Come up the hill and park in the parking lot to the left. The entrance to the center is directly adjacent to the parking lot at the back of the building.
From Grandin Village:
Follow Memorial Avenue across the Memorial Bridge past Black Dog Salvage. Turn left onto Wasena Terrace and the first right is the driveway for Mountain View. Come up the hill and park in the parking lot to the left. The entrance to the center is directly adjacent to the parking lot at the back of the building.