Lake Shore Blvd. and Kings Highway N, 14617 map
How To Get Here
Durand Eastman Park is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the northernmost section of the City of Rochester, west of Irondequoit Bay and Route 590, east of Genesee River. Enter the park from Lakeshore Boulevard off Culver Road or at St. Paul Boulevard and Kings Highway.
Use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Google Trip Planner to get a bus to the Park
While Durand Eastman Park is owned by the City of Rochester, the Monroe County Parks Department is responsible for its maintenance and reservation coordination. See Monroe County's Durand Eastman Page
The City of Rochester is responsible for the maintenance and operation of Durand Beach. Open swim and swim lessons are offered at the Beach during the summer months.
With 5,000 feet of Lake Ontario waterfront, Durand-Eastman Park is a favorite for sun bathers. During the winter months, cross-country skiers find hilly terrain to conquer. Originally the estate of Dr. Henry Durand, the park was a gift to the city by Dr. Durand and George Eastman, who acquired some adjacent lands to increase its size to 965 acres.
Along with Highland Park, Durand is considered part of the Monroe County Arboretum because of its many mature plant specimens. Unique topography and soils allow the growing of plants not native to this area. Its steep wooded slopes, valleys, scenic vistas, small lakes, spring flowering trees and spectacular fall foliage colors add to this park's exceptional beauty.
Operating Hours, Reservations & Permits
- April 1st through October 1st: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- A permit is required for access to shelters and lodges. Shelters and lodges are available from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Call the Monroe County Parks reservations office at (585) 753-7275 or click here to obtain a permit.
Swimming in Durand Eastman Beach, 1250 Lakeshore Blvd. is open every summer. Stay tuned to the Durand Beach page for summer dates and hours.
During the 2012 season Durand Eastman beach served 119,371 visitors!
For information on beach closings, residents should contact the Monroe County Beach Hotline at (585) 753-5887. General information on beach operations and policy is available by calling (585) 428-7888.
A challenging 18-hole golf course designed by famous golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, and a golf clubhouse with a restaurant and pro shop.
Other Facilities and Amenities
- Hiking, bridle and cross-country ski trails.
- 7 picnic shelters and a variety of playground areas.