Many of our City of Rochester parks have beginnings embedded in Rochester’s youth. Some were designed by (and later inspired by) notable landscape architects such as Frederick Law Olmsted and Lawrence Halprin.
The Memorial Art Gallery Story Walk runs along Goodman St between University Ave. and Anderson Ave. It includes Rochester stories, memoirs, and family histories from community members. Continue around the corner along University Ave to listen to poems like Hurry by Marie Howe.
Irondequoit Creek meanders through Ellison Park on its way to Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario, offering visitors year-round fishing and non-motorized boating opportunities.
The fountains, man-made cascades, and steel scaffolding at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park are a beautiful backdrop for concerts, events, and festivals.
Sometimes you just need a spontaneous adventure or quick getaway to refresh your day. Try one of these day trips within 30 minutes of Rochester next time someone says, “I’m bored!”
Our state and county fairs offer their own unique blend of agriculture, amusement and entertainment: parades, demolition derbies, contests, food, tractor shows and pulls, midway rides, vendors, livestock exhibits, and live music.