Parks in the Rochester, NY Area
Also see Rochester, NY Walking Tours
Also see Rochester Area Park Map.
Also see Regional Parks.
County Parks. "Hand-feed chickadees, walk on a floating
boardwalk over wetlands, swim on a guarded beach, visit exotic
animals, visit a botanical garden, cast a fishing line, visit a
working farm, ride a menagerie carousel, have a picnic, get married,
watch a movie outside at night, play a round of golf, enjoy a
Shakespeare performance, listen to an outdoor concert, fly a kite,
take a hike, horseback ride, fly a model airplane, play bocce—all in
our county parks!
You can enjoy all of these and many more activities in our 21 Monroe
County Parks’ nearly 12,000 acres of land. Located throughout the
county, our parks provide residents and visitors with a variety of
Creek Park. "Black Creek Park is still a relatively
undeveloped park. This 1,505-acre park has many different aspects to
offer. The park can accommodate hiking, soccer, fishing, horseback
riding and sledding/cross country skiing. It also includes a
playground located by the Woodside lodge. The park offers five
unique trails, all of which are good settings to view nature and
Churchville County Park. "Churchville Park is full of fun
recreational areas: a softball field, soccer field, tennis courts,
playgrounds, a golf course, a natural ice skating rink and a disc
(Frisbee) golf course. Churchville's 742 acres includes five lodges
and six shelters are available for rental. Churchville Park also
offers a car-top boat launch."
Devil's Cove Park. "Devil’s Cove Park is the newest Monroe
County Park. It was acquired in 2000 and is located on Irondequoit
Bay to establish the 21st Monroe County Park. It is natural and
Durand-Eastman Park. "The 5,000 feet of Lake Ontario
waterfront at Durand-Eastman Park creates a relaxing summer
environment, while supporting a winter challenge for cross-country
skiers. Its steep wooded slopes, valleys, scenic vistas, small
lakes, spring flowering trees and spectacular fall foliage colors
add to this park’s exceptional beauty. Durand-Eastman Park has eight
shelters, a playground and a golf course..."
Park. "Ellison Park has the beauty of natural woodlands
combined with steep slopes and the level flood plain of the
Irondequoit Creek. Ellison has baseball diamonds and playgrounds
equipment. Tennis courts are located in the park off Blossom Road.
There are two designated sledding hills located in Ellison Park. A
Canoe Launch located by the Circle Shelter allows you to canoe in
Irondequoit Creek, fishing is allowed. Ellison Park has many trails,
their locations are shown on the trail map. Fort Schuyler is another
attraction that the park offers; this replica of the original Fort
is a great attraction for the whole family.
This park has four enclosed lodges and six open-air shelters..."
Genesee Valley Park. "Genesee Valley Park is a Fredrick
Law Olmstead designed park that is dominated by three intersecting
waterways, Red Creek, the Genesee River and the New York State Barge
Canal. This pristine park offers eight open air shelters for
Greece Canal Park. "This 577 acre park is ideal for
hiking, bird watching and cross-country skiing. The park also has
baseball diamonds, soccer field, tennis court, playgrounds and youth
camping area. Greece Canal Park offers two lodges and one shelter."
- Hansen Nature Center.
- Highland Park. "Highland Park is a beautiful park that is
host to many fun activities, events and interesting attractions.
Highland Park offers the Lilac Festival in May, where there are
games, crafts, food and fun!
- The Lamberton Conservatory, which is a
beautiful collection of plants from many different places, is open
all tear around. Many memorials and gardens are located in the park,
from The Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Aids Remembrance Garden.
The lily pond provides a natural skating rink in the winter. A
softball diamond is also available for use..."
- Irondequoit Bay Marine Park. "Irondequoit Bay Marine Park
has access to Irondequoit Bay which empties into Lake Ontario.
- Irondequoit Bay Park East. "This beautiful Monroe County
Park is located on the east shore of Irondequoit Bay and offers
hiking and access to the bay for fishing. Completely undeveloped,
Irondequoit Bay Park East’s 182 acres are located on approximately
2,000 feet of Irondequoit Bay water frontage..."
- Irondequoit Bay Park West. "This beautiful Monroe County
Park is located on the west shore of Irondequoit Bay and offers
hiking and access to the bay for fishing. Completely undeveloped,
Irondequoit Bay Park West’s 147 acres are located along
approximately 2,000 feet of Irondequoit Bay water frontage..."
- Lehigh Valley Trail Park. "This 15 mile linear trail park
is located in the southern most portion of Monroe County, beginning
at the Genesee River and extending through the Towns of Rush and
Mendon to the Ontario County Line, and extending north to the Town
Monroe County Map.
- Mendon Ponds Park. Mendon Ponds Park is the largest Monroe
County Park with 2,500 acres of woodlands, ponds, wetlands and
glacially created landforms. This distinct park offers six lodges
and seven shelters, all available for rental. Mendon Ponds has many
recreational areas, Sharon’s Sensory Garden, Wild Wings, Inc., a
Youth Camping area, and a boat launch..."
- Northampton Park. "Northampton Park has hiking, bridle and
cross-country ski trails, a downhill ski slope, a model airplane
field, playground equipment, soccer fields, a softball field, and a
youth camping area. The park also offers two lodges that are
available for rent."
Creek Park. "This mostly undeveloped parkland is home to
wildlife and fishing enthusiasts. Approximately one mile of this
creek (both banks) runs through the 461-acre Oatka Creek Park. This
park also offers one lodge, which has been renovated..."
- Ontario Beach Park. "Whether taking a romantic stroll
along its picturesque pier, riding the 1905 Dentzel menagerie
carousel, or boating, Ontario Beach Park provides all that’s
necessary for a perfect summer day at the beach. Ontario Beach Park
attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually. The park offers
seven shelters that are available for rent in the summer months..."
- Powder Mills Park. "Powder Mills Park offers a unique
natural setting with steep hillsides, creekside meadows and wetlands
that provide a variety of recreational activities. There is downhill
skiing, hiking, a sand volleyball court, and trout fishing. The park
also offers six lodges and four shelters all available to rent..."
Park. "This unique park offers many different aspects of
nature, as well as offering recreational areas. Seneca Park provides
three picnic shelters, the newly renovated Wegman Lodge,
playgrounds, scenic views of the Genesee River gorge, hiking trails,
open fields and large pond with a paved walking path."
- Seneca Park
Zoo. "Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo is open 364 days
each year for visitors of all ages! Polar bears, tigers, sea lions,
elephants and orangutans are just a few of the animals you can visit
at the Seneca Park Zoo..."
- Tinker Nature Park. "The Tinker Homestead is an 1830 cobblestone home listed on the National Register of Historic Places and depicts farming life in the late 1800’s.'
- Tryon Park.
"Tryon Park contains 82 undeveloped acres on the western shore of
Irondequoit Bay and offers hiking and natural scenic areas..."
Park. "At Webster Park, you'll discover 550 acres
beautiful evergreen-planted slopes, rolling lakeshore breakers and
cool green valleys. Located along the shore of Lake Ontario, this
Monroe County Park even has a fishing pier. There is a baseball
diamond, tennis courts, youth camping and a family campground in the
- Wetlands Park. "The Wetlands are located on the north side
of Ellison Park and continue to Irondequoit Bay. This marsh area is
great for canoe and kayak access to the bay. In 2001 an additional
12 acres were acquired in the wetlands area.