Parks Department

Contact Information



Lawrence A. Staub, Jr.

Director


CONTACT US

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


FORMS YOU MIGHT NEED

MONROE COUNTY PARKS LAW DOCUMENT
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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.


Parks Announcements & News             

  • The Monroe County Parks Administration Office will be closed on Monday, September 1st, in recognition of Labor Day.  We will re-open on Tuesday, September 2nd.

  • Off-leash Dog Parks: September On-Site Registration Hours

    • Ellison Park
      • TBD
    • Greece Canal Park
      • ​TBD
    • *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 Town of Henrietta has opened a legal off-leash Dog Park, too!  It is called Lookup Park, and it is located at 3150 East Henrietta Road.  For more information, please visit www.henrietta.org Their registration process, rules, guidelines, etc. are the same as the Monroe County Parks' Dog Parks.

  • Swimming is open for the season at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, and will run through Labor Day.

  • The historic Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park is open for the season, and will run through Columbus Day.  Click here for all the details.

  • FREE Movies in the Parks is done for the 2014 season, as of July 24th, 2014.  Please check back for 2015's details.

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

Winter Activities in the Monroe County Parks

*These activities are done at your own risk.


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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