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Rev 7/07/2020

All Monroe County Park’s lodges, shelters, will be open starting July 1st, 2020. All reservations for the foreseeable future must comply with New York State guidelines and limitations concerning social distancing, including but not limited to limitations on number of people to gather. As of June 22nd 2020, we have begun taking new reservations with restrictions. To make a reservation use our online system or call our office at 585-753-7275.

Any cancellation requests should be e-mailed to MCParks@monroecounty.gov for refund consideration. Please check back for future updates.

Seneca Park

Park Information

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, this unique 297 acre park offers many different aspects of nature, as well as offering recreational areas. Seneca Park provides three picnic shelters, the Wegman Lodge, playgrounds, scenic views of the Genesee River gorge, hiking trails, open fields and large pond with a paved walking path.

For information and reservations please call 585 753-PARK (7275) or go to our Online Lodge & Shelter Reservation System.

DOWNLOAD the Official Seneca Park Walking Tour Brochure

Location and Directions

Seneca Park is located at 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621, along the eastern bank of the Genesee River in the northern portion of Rochester. Enter the park from St. Paul Street, just north of Route 104.

Download PARK MAP

Download TRAIL MAP

Click to get detailed directions

Rent Wegman Lodge HERE

Common Recreation Activities at Seneca Park

History

Originally called North Park, this three-mile preserve of forested river gorge was renamed Seneca (which means “stone”).  Another of Frederick Law Olmsted’s works of living art, Seneca Park features Trout Lake which was created by damming a natural spring. Swan boats, propelled by drivers who pedaled the boats like bicycles, carried visitors around the lake until 1922.

Rules and Regulations

  • Seneca Park is open daily 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. during the summer.  
  • Seneca Park has a Carry In-Carry Out rule, which means you must take all your garbage with you for disposal after leaving the park.
  • All pets must be leashed and you are responsible for cleaning up after them. Amplified music is prohibited in the lower park.

 

Restrooms

Seneca Park has one bathroom facility that is available between May 1st and October 31st, and that is located next to the Longhouse Shelter.  See the park map for specific locations.

Playgrounds

See the park map for specific locations.

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