Facility Use Permit

Permit for use of Lodges, Auditoriums, Gymnasiums, and other City Facilities

Administered by the Department of Recreation and Youth Services, the Facility Use Permit allows the public to access lodges, ice rinks, auditoriums, gyms, softball fields, tennis courts, and other spaces. Birthday parties, wedding receptions, reunions, and any of your celebrations and gatherings are guaranteed to be memorable at a City of Rochester facility. 
Effective January 5, 2015 permits payments must be made with: check, money order or credit card.
Effective July 1, 2015 we will no longer accept cash payment for permits of any kind. 

Special Events in City Parks

If you plan on using a city park for staging, registration, a leg of your race/walk, post-event activities, or anything else related to a special event, you  must fill out a Facility Use Permit application as well. Filling out this application and the subsequent issuance of the permit  will reserve the park you intend to use and ensure there will not be a conflict with another event. Remember that in addition to this permit, you will also need to go through the Special Event permit application process.

Download the Permit Application

Facility Use Permit Application    

LodgesSlip and slide at Genesee Valley Park pool.

Lake Riley Lodge at Cobb's Hill Park
Tay House Lodge at Cobb's Hill Park
Genesee Valley Park Fieldhouse Lodge
Norton Village R-Center  


Edgerton Stardust Ballroom
Danforth Auditorium 

Ice Rinks, Pools, and Other Park Spaces

Genesee Valley Sports Complex  (indoor ice rink, outdoor pool) 
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park (outdoor ice rink) 
Maplewood Rose Garden  (permit required for wedding ceremonies and photographs) 
Adams Street Pool  (indoor heated pool)

GymsHockey at Genesee Valley Park rink(2)

Adams Street R-Center
Avenue D R-Center
Campbell Street R-Center
Carter Street R-Center
Flint Street R-Center
Roxie Ann Sinkler R-Center
David F. Gantt R-Center
South Avenue R-Center 

Athletic Fields

Call 428-6755 or email our Permits Coordinator to learn what fields are available.

For Additional Information

Call the Bureau of Recreation at 428-6755.