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


**The Parks Department Administrative Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th, in observance of Thanksgiving.**

Draft 2015 Seneca Park Zoo Strategic Plan & Master Plan Update

The Monroe County Parks Advisory Committee will meet to review, discuss and receive public comment on the Draft 2015 Seneca Park Zoo Strategic Plan & Master Plan Update. The plan will guide future development to the Seneca Park Zoo.

Presentations will include:
  • Zoo Master Plan Mission, Vision & Goals 

    • By SWBR Architects

  • Zoo Strategic Plan & Opportunities 

    • ​By Zoo Advisors

  • Zoo Master Plan Design Concept & Elements 

    • ​By WDM Architects

Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Durand Golf Course Clubhouse
1200 Kings Highway North, Rochester, NY 14617
Review the Draft 2015 Strategic Plan & Master Plan Update, by clicking here
Can't make it to the meeting?  Leave comments via email, by clicking here.

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       

The Lamberton Conservatory Annual Fall Mum Show begins on October 30th! For more information, please click here

Calendar of Events In the Parks for:

  • November and December 2015, please click here

Seasonal Parks Updates (As of 8am, Monday, November 23rd, 2015): 

  • Winter is almost here! Ice Skating, Downhill Skiing, Sledding, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Ice Fishing will begin for the 2015-2016 season as conditions allow. For more information on Winter activities, please click here.

  • Swimming: Swimming is closed for the season at Ontario Beach Park. Thanks for a great season of swimming.  
  • Tennis and pickleball: Nets at Churchville, Ellison, Greece Canal, Ontario Beach, and Webster are down for the winter season.
  • Disc golf: Baskets at Churchville and Ellison Parks are down for the season.

  • Athletic fields: Are now closed for the season.  We will start accepting Special Use Field Applications for spring, summer, and fall 2016 field usage on Friday, January 30th, 2016, at 8:30am.

  • Horseback riding:  Is not permitted during fall or winter in the Monroe County Parks.  During spring and summer, we strongly discourage use when trails are wet and/or muddy.

  • Off-road Cycling: Permitted only in Tryon Park and Irondequoit Bay Park West and is strongly discouraged when trails are wet and/or muddy. 

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