Parks Department

Contact Information



Lawrence A. Staub, Jr.

Director


Department of Parks

171 Reservoir Avenue
Rochester, New York
14620

Office Hours:
M - F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: 585 753-PARK (7275)
Fax: 585 753-7284

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Parks Mission

The Monroe County Parks Department is comprised of dedicated staff working with community partners in effectively and efficiently providing an array of park services. This ensures that everyone may enjoy recreational and educational opportunities while treasuring the natural, zoological, horticultural, historical and geological features of the Monroe County Parks System.

Find information about, and maps for, each of the beautiful and unique Monroe County Parks by clicking on the Park link in the column on the left side of the screen. 


 

Parks Announcements & News       

Calendar of Events In the Parks for:

​Lilac Festival:

​Pick Up the Parks:

  •  The 7th annual Pick Up the Parks Event was Saturday, April 23rd from 9am until noon.
    • ​Initial reports show that we had between 400 and 500 volunteers, and they collected about 2 tons of junk, 25% of which was salvagable/recyclable!

Seasonal Parks Updates (As of 11am, Friday, April 15, 2016): 

  • Disc golf: Baskets at Churchville and Ellison Parks are UP for the season.  ENJOY!
  • Tennis and pickleball: Nets at Churchville and Webster Parks are UP for the season.  ENJOY!
    • Two nets are up at Ontario Beach Park.  The other 4 will go up by the weekend.  Court access will be limited to weekends only until May 1st. 
    • Nets at Ellison and Greece Canal Parks will go up for the 2016 season by early May.
  • Athletic fields: Are closed for the month of April.  Spring season starts May 1st, 2016.  We started accepting Special Use Field Applications for spring, summer, and fall 2016 field usage on Friday, January 30th, 2016, at 8:30am. 
  • Swimming: Swimming at Ontario Beach will open for the 2016 season on Friday, June 24th.
  • Off-road Cycling: Permitted only in Tryon Park and Irondequoit Bay Park West and is strongly discouraged when trails are wet and/or muddy. 

  • Boat Launch (motorized boats): The boat launch at Irondequoit Bay Marine Park will open for the season around Memorial Day (fees will apply at that time).  Until then, the launch is not staffed, and can be used as-is.  There is one dock in place now; a second one will be in place soon.  Meantime, you can also put-in at the boat launch at the Port of Charlotte, near Ontario Beach Park, any time of year.  That launch is managed by the City of Rochester.

  • Winter Activities: Despite the recent snow, Ice Skating, Downhill Skiing, Sledding, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing are all done for the 2015-2016 season.
    • For information on Winter activities, please click here.


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