News Release - Get Moving With Flower City Feeling Good 2019

City of Rochester 

News Release

(Thursday, June 6, 2019) – The annual Flower City Feeling Good summer series, sponsored by the Mayor Lovely Warren’s Office, offers many opportunities for Rochesterians to stay active and enjoy the season outdoors.

“Our city is blessed with tremendous natural beauty and deep history,” said Mayor Warren. “With our nationally recognized park system, unique historic neighborhoods and majestic waterways, there are ample opportunities for fun and exciting summer adventures. The Flower City Feeling Good program is a great way to take advantage of all of them. A healthy and active community is key to creating safer and more vibrant neighborhoods, more jobs and better educational opportunities for our citizens.”

Rochesterians will be able explore nature, as well as the city’s amazing historic parks and neighborhoods by bike, on foot or in canoes. Each week from June 5 until August 28 the city will host Tuesday night bike rides, Thursday night nature and history walks, monthly guided paddling adventures and Zumba in the park. Walks and rides are leisurely with slight grade changes, mostly on paths or sidewalks.

In addition to the host of outdoor activities, the Flower City Feeling Good program celebrates Rochester’s best gardens with the Flower City Garden Contest. Any gardener may nominate their own garden or a neighbor’s garden to compete in the contest. Recognition and prizes are awarded in several categories, including best use of container gardening, best use of a water feature, best educational garden, best community enhancement garden, best wildlife habitat garden, best use of art in the garden, best use of color and best urban farm. To register a garden, visit The contest deadline is June 25.

The full slate of information on the Flower City Feeling Good program can be found at or by calling (585)-428-6755.

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News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo, 428-7135