The Recreation Bureau offers all city residents a wide variety and volume of facilities, programs, and events. Use the links below to get you connected to the recreation you're seeking. There's something for everyone!
400 Dewey Avenue, 14613 map
Use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Google Trip Planner to get a bus to Recreation Bureau headquarters
The Bureau of Recreation supports the City of Rochester's One City Vision Statement and its values and guiding principles by providing quality leisure time programs and services to residents of all ages, with an emphasis on youth. This is accomplished by utilizing a youth development philosophy with a focus on competence, usefulness, belonging, and power of influence. The Bureau acts as stewards, interpreters, and champions of our City's recreational and horticultural resources including parks, recreation centers, playgrounds, green spaces, and related facilities. It plans and implements capital improvements projects in parks, recreation facilities, and the Rochester Public Market. The Bureau manages and operates the Rochester Public Market in a manner that ensures its financial success, fosters local economic development, promotes and sustains farmers and vendors, and provides consumers with access to fresh, nutritious, and affordable food.
Things to Do
Download our fall/winter/spring planner to see what is going on in our community centers, parks and lodges throughout the city.
Places to Go
Recreation and Community Centers
Rochester Public Market
Pools, Beaches, Spray Parks
Athletic Facilities (new page coming soon)
Lodges, Auditoriums, other facilities for rent
Things to Do
Visit Recreation and Community Centers
Play with Recreation on the Move (mobile recreation center)
Go Swimming, Cool Off at Spraygrounds
Hit the fields and courts through our Athletics and Sports
Get into the Green with Nature Activities
Cultivate with Gardening and Horticulture
Embrace Winter with Ice Skating
Explore with Flower City Looking Good
Get Civic with Youth Voice One Vision
Learn business with BizKid$
Create all summer long with ArtSmart
Join us after the bell with After School in the Park
Hit the Trails
Sample the City's many Playgrounds
Check out our Annual Citywide Events, Celebrations, Festivals
Rent One of Our Facilities for Your Event!
Things to Get
An EZ Rec Pass! Click here for more information
A downloadable Fall-Winter-Spring 2012-2013 Guide for all Recreation and Community Centers
Download the Facilities and Programs Summer 2013 Guide.
Make a big difference: Volunteer!
The Recreation Bureau always needs and benefits from volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, call 585-428-6755 or visit our offices at 400 Dewey Avenue (map). You can also download our volunteer form and send or bring it to 400 Dewey Avenue, 14613.
The department publishes a newsletter three times per year that features Recreation programs, people, facilities, events, and more!
Check out the newsletter