Durand Eastman Park
Durand Eastman Park was formally dedicated on May 22, 1909 and is currently 977 acres. 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.
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Location and Directions
Durand Eastman Park is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the northernmost section of the City of Rochester near the Irondequoit border.
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- Cross-Country Skiing (golf cart paths are groomed for XC skiing)
- Fishing- Fishing is allowed in Durand Eastman Park as long as those fishing are following NYS Department of Environmental Conservation guidelines and rules and have the required licenses.
- Geo-caching (approximately 38 caches)
- Shelters for Rent
- Swimming (seasonal, and managed by the City of Rochester Parks Department)
--Proximity to Pond and and Lake
Rules and Regulations
Durand Eastman Park has a carry in-carry out rule, which means you must take all your garbage with you for disposal after leaving the park. April 1st until October 31st, the park is open everyday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Shelters are available to rent from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. All pets must be leashed and you are responsible for cleaning up after them.
Winter Park Hours
November 1st until March 31st, Monday through Thursday the park is open 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Shelters are available at 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Friday through Sunday the park is open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Shelters are available 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Summer Park Hours
April 1st until October 31st, the park is open everyday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Lodges and shelters are available to rent from 10:00 a.m.
Lodges and Shelters
Durand Eastman Park is home to 8 shelters. The shelters vary in location, size, and nearby amenities. For more information and reservations please call 585 753-PARK (7275) or go to our Online Lodge & Shelter Reservation System.
Durand Eastman Park also features the Durand Eastman Clubhouse, as seen above. Click here to view facility details, photos, and reservation information.
In Durand Eastman Park there are three restroom facilities: one near the Sunset Shelter, another one is located between the Acorn and Maple Shelters, and the third is at the end of Log Cabin Road. See the park map for specific locations.
Before heading out to Durand Eastman Park print the map. The color coded hiking trails and additional details will keep you on the right track.
The Durand Lake Trail is a 1.2 mile walk that has a very strong wilderness feel to it. There are sections of corduroy (log paths) along the southern part of the trail.
The Trott Lake Trail is a .5 mile walk over small rolling hills. Along the path you will see the area that used to be Dr. Henry S. Durand’s old campground where there are also unusual trees which are labeled.
The Eastman Lake Trail is a 1.5 mile walk that is spectacular for any season. This trail follows along the lake where you can see waterfowl and warblers, especially during migration seasons.
Durand Eastman features a scenic, historic Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course framed in a traditional style.