At Genesee Valley Park, the Genesee River begins her journey through the city, racing over a dam and three waterfalls before emptying into Lake Ontario.
Most Rochester International Jazz Festival performances begin in the early-evening, so you’ll have plenty of time during the day to explore the Rochester area.
Each April 26 we celebrate the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, and the gift of Olmsted-designed parks left in our care. “Rochester is fortunate to be one of a handful of American cities that have a park system designed by the most revered landscape architect in American history.”
Looking for things to do around Rochester that are close to home? Guests visiting from out-of-town? Need a break from writing your thesis? Here are 30 more day trips within 30 minutes.
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 fountains, man-made cascades, and steel scaffolding at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park are a beautiful backdrop for concerts, events, and festivals.