Pick Up the Parks Event

Join us this Fall for a series of local area Park & public land Cleanup Events

This Fall, Monroe County, The City of Rochester, the Town of Greece, and New York State are supporting local conservation or recreation groups in their efforts to beautify some of our most precious public spaces. The International Coastal Cleanup/ Fall Watershed Cleanups are in the following areas this Fall:


  • Buckland Creek
  • Buck Pond
  • Durand Eastman Park BEACH
  • Goodwin Park
  • Hamlin Beach State Park
  • Northampton Park
  • Oatka Creek Park
  • Ontario Beach Park
  • Payne Beach & Rose Marsh
  • Seth Green Fishing Access

The 7th annual Pick Up the Parks Event is Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

  • Please click here for the Event Flyer
  • Please click here for the Event Poster
  • Please click here for the Volunteer Registration Form (VRF)
    • One VRF for your group is sufficient
  • Please click here for the Volunteer Waiver Form (VWF)  
    • EACH volunteer, or family of volunteers, should fill out a VWF. 
  • Please click here for the Day-of Details Document (DoDD)
  • Please click here for the Cheat Sheet from Cascades Recovery for sorting items you pick up
  • Please click here for the Site-Host Packet

Join our Site-Hosts at one of the 21 Meet-Up Sites listed below.   (Max # of volunteers necessary is noted, so register early!).  Parks with a line through them are FULL. Please select another park.  We value your time too much to bring you out and have nothing for you to do!

1)      Abraham Lincoln Park- in parking lot on Empire Boulevard, south of Rossman Drive, near Plank Road (max 25)

2)     FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED  Black Creek Park- at Pathfinder Shelter, in park, off Union Street (max 50)

3)      Churchville Park- at Church Lodge, on Main Street, near Park Road (max 40)

4)      Devil’s Cove Park- water-based “canoe crew” only, specific skills, equipment, and arrangements necessary (max 10)

5)       Durand Eastman Park- at Sunset Shelter, on King’s Highway, near Lakeshore Boulevard (Max 50)

6)      Ellison Park- at Hazelwood Grove Lodge, in park, off Blossom Road (max 60)

7)      Genesee Valley Park- at Roundhouse Shelter, in park, off Elmwood Avenue, east of the Genesee River (max 75)

8)      Greece Canal Park- at Towpath Shelter, in park, off Elmgrove Road (max 40)

9)      Highland Park- at Olmsted Lodge, on Reservoir Avenue, near South Avenue (max 40)

10)  Irondequoit Bay Park West- at parking lot near Irondequoit Bay Fish & Game Club, on Bayfront South Drive (max 25)

11)  Irondequoit Bay Marine Park- next to bathroom, just west of seasonal bridge, near Seabreeze

12)  Lehigh Valley Trail Park- at Rochester Junction trailhead, near intersection of Junction Road & Plains Road, and at Mendon Station trailhead, near intersection of Routes 64 and 251 (max 10 and max 15)

13)  Lucien Morin Park- in lot next to MacGregor’s restaurant on Empire Boulevard (max 20)

14) FULL.  REGISTRATION CLOSED. Mendon Ponds Park- at Stewart Lodge, in park, on Douglas Road (max 60)

15)  Northampton Park- at Ski Lodge, on Hubbell Road, off Route 31/Brockport Spencerport Road (max 30)

16)  Oatka Creek Park- at Oatka Creek Lodge, in park, off Union Street (max 40)

17)  Ontario Beach Park- at Portside Shelter, in park, off Lake and Beach Avenues (max 40)

18)  FULL.  REGISTRATION CLOSED Powder Mills Park- at Rand Lodge, on Park Road, off Route 96 (max 50)

19)  Seneca Park- at Wegman Lodge, in lower Seneca Park, at the north end of Trout Pond (max 75)

20)  Tryon Park- at parking lot, off Tryon Park road, off Winton Road (max 25)

21)  FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED Webster Park- at Parkview Lodge, on Holt Road, near Lake Road (max 50)

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