Monroe County, NY

Parks Department

Contact Information

Lawrence A. Staub, Jr.



Department of Parks

171 Reservoir Avenue
Rochester, New York

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

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



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.

Parks Announcements & News


  • Off-leash Dog Parks April On-Site Registration Hours

    • Sunday, April 6th, 9-11am, Ellison Park, in Creekside Lodge.
    • Sunday, April 13th, 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).

  • Disc Golf baskets at Churchville Park are up for the season as of 9am on Thursday, April 17th.

    • Ellison Park Disc Golf baskets will go up for the season after a short remodeling takes place on April 19th.  We are working with the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Association to make these course changes.

Winter Activities in the Monroe County Parks

*These activities are done at your own risk.

Do you need to apply for a Special Use Permit?

Going Camping in the Monroe County Parks?

Reserving a spot for a wedding ceremony, reception, or pictures?

Renting an athletic field for your sports league or team?

Recreation Activities in the Parks

Special Events & Activities Calendars

Conservation Corner

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.

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