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.
Parks Announcements & News
Off-leash Dog Parks March On-Site Registration Hours
- Sunday, March 9th, 10am until noon, Ellison Park, in Creekside Lodge.
- Sunday, March 23rd, 1-3pm, Greece Canal Park, in the Park Office.
- *Please note: All new registrations will be good until the end of 2014.
- **Please note: You must bring documentation of the dog's license from your town of residence (not the metal tag) and of the dog's rabies vaccination from your veterinarian or clinic. We can photograph the originals if you do not have copies for us to keep.
The 5th annual Pick Up the Parks Event is Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 9am-noon (cleanup) and noon-2pm (Thank You Picnic).
ICE SKATING CONDITIONS AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 7th, 2014 AT 2pm
Ice Skating is open today at Churchville and Highland Parks. Both of these rinks may remain open through the upcoming weekend, but if temperatures rise, or significant snowfall occur, availability and conditions could change without notice.
Ice skating remains closed at Ellison Park, but will hopefully re-open by early next week.
Ice conditions and rink availability are subject to change without notice, if temperatures rise or significant snowfall occurs.
*See Winter Activities for more details.
Winter Activities in the Monroe County Parks
*These activities are done at your own risk.
We all love our parks. Please help protect our parks and be responsible caretakers when enjoying the great outdoors.
Monroe County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force (MCEABTF) Information
The Monroe County Parks Department, in cooperation with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation coordinates the MCEABTF. This is a volunteer organization of forestry professionals, scientists, natural resource managers, local officials, and private citizens. MCEABTF has organized to facilitate a science-based response to the economic, ecological, and public safety impacts within the forests and communities of Monroe County.
- A Homeowner’s Guide to the Emerald Ash Borer
- Please "like" the MCEABTF Facebook page
- On March 7th, 2014, The Onondaga County Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Task Force and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will host an educational day focused on emerald ash borer and ash tree management at the Martha Eddy at the NYS Fairgrounds.
- Click here for the Press Release.
- Click here for the Meeting Agenda.