Cobb's Hill Park and Washington Grove

How to Get Here

Picnic in Cobbs Hill Park.Culver Rd. and Norris Dr. Rochester, NY 14610 map
(585) 428-6755 

Information

Cobb's Hill Park is located in the city's south east area and features 109 acres of beauty, recreation, and scenic trails. At the park's highest point, a walking trail offers one of the best views of the city. At road level, a collection of lilacs and original tree plantings makes this park a horticultural gem. During summer nights, Cobb's Hill Park bustles with players from local softball leagues.  

Park Amenities & Attractions

  • The Cobb's Hill Reservoir is a favorite spot for runners who do laps around the sparkling water-filled basin.
  • Lake Riley, located near the Culver Road entrance, attracts summer sunbathers to its grassy shore.
  • Sports fields for baseball, softball, and soccer
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Playground cobbsReserv
  • Washington Grove

Facilities Available

  • Ball Fields
  • Basketball Court - Outside
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Football/Soccer
  • Large Group Accommodation
  • Play Apparatus
  • Playground
  • Scenic Area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Hiking Trails 

Lodges

Cobbs Hill Park boasts two cabins that the public can reserve. Look into renting the Tay House or Lake Riley Lodge for your next event!  To book a lodge online visit  https://www.cityofrochester.gov/lodges/

Fitness Court at Cobb's Hill 

 The Fitness Court at Cobb's Hill is the first outdoor court of its kind in New York State and makes physical fitness free and accessible to community residents.  The fitness court was made possible through the support and generosity of MVP Health Care, as well as the National Fitness Campaign.  Rochester was selected by the National Fitness Campaign as one of only 300 Cities nationwide to have an outdoor fitness court!   

The outdoor circuit training system includes 30 pieces of equipment, allowing users of all skill levels to leverage their body weight at different angels and resistance levels to increase mobility and muscular strength.  Residents can also take advantage of the free Fitness Court App which acts as a how-to guide and a "personal coach in your pocket."  Be sure to go to Cobb's Hill and check out this new way to exercise!   

The Court will be open to the public free of charge with the purpose of promoting front-end health and wellness.  Individuals utilizing the court must be 14 years and older.  Pets are not permitted on the Fitness Court (service animals only).   All pets must always be on a leash within Cobb’s Hill Park.   

Do’s and Don’ts 

Download the Fitness Court app on your mobile phone to get the most out of your MVP Health Care Fitness Court workout, get training and take challenges (https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/app)  

Challenge yourself, your friends, and your community to get outside and get active  

Keep equipment and area clean   

No smoking or alcoholic beverage allowed on premises  

No pets allowed (service animals only)  

Do not allow your child to run, climb, jump, hang, or swing on the fitness equipment  

Permit the Fitness Court for Your Next Wellness Activity
Fitness Ambassadors and Personal Trainers will have the opportunity to permit the outside court for programs, trainings, or events. Permittee will have to provide proof of certification for classes, proof of liability insurance, and complete a permit application.  Any event over 100 spectators will require preapproval from the Special Events Office at City Hall.  Cost is $50 per hour and $20 application fee with cancellation and modification fees that will apply.  Click here to download permit and see permit application for rules and regulations.   

The MVP Health Care Fitness Court will be available for permitting between from 6:00 am – 7:00 pm. We encourage permittees to allow spectators to join activities if space allows.   

For more information or to permit the Fitness Court call the City of Rochester, Department of Recreation & Youth Services Permit’s Office at 585-428-6755.  

Rochester’s MVP Fitness Ambassadors are offering FREE classes at the Fitness Court!  No registration necessary, just show up. Classes will utilize the exercise stations on the Fitness Court to burn calories and build total body strength. MVP Fitness Court workouts can be modified for all fitness levels. Check out the #MVPFitCourt hashtag to see Rochester’s dedicated community working out on the court – rain, snow, or shine!  Stay tuned for added classes this summer.  

Fitness Court Throwdown
Every Saturday Morning, 7AM – 8AM
Instructor: Connie Lee, Connie Lee Fitness 
 

Special Event!! MVP Fit Court Fest
Saturday May 2, 9AM-1PM
Join our Fitness Ambassadors in a series of back-to-back classes on the fitness court. Drop in for one class or stay for all. Classes include total body conditioning, a resistance bands dance party, and family yoga. More classes to be announced soon. 
 

Become a Fitness Ambassador! MVP Health Care and The City of Rochester are looking for local exercise enthusiasts to join our existing team of fitness ambassadors! Fitness court ambassadors will have opportunities to lead classes at the court while building their network, promoting their personal fitness style, giving back to the community, and connecting with city leadership. MVP Health Care and The City of Rochester will offer training to anyone interested in becoming an ambassador.   

To become a Fitness Court Ambassador, get a sneak peek at official classes and challenge events, or to learn more about the fitness court, residents can visit the NFC website at nationalfitnesscampaign.com or connect by email at ROCfitnesscourt@mvphealthcare.com  

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Practice social distancing and be safe! First Home Workout Available Now!

Fitness Court workouts indoors offers a new series of 7-minute, free, full-body video workouts by Fitness Court designer, special forces trainer, and bestselling author, Mark Lauren. The workout will be available on the Fitness Court App.  Now anyone will be able to elevate their day at home with an energizing wellness routine led by an expert trainer. Each week we’ll be sharing new workouts and ways to stay fit, strong, and positive. If you haven’t yet, download the Fitness Court App for free and learn how good you’ll feel after working out for just seven minutes.   

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Washington Grove 

Located just east of the Cobb's Hill Reservoir, is a breathtaking, undeveloped 100-acre sanctuary filled with large oaks and wildlife in the heart of the city. Walking trails abound and provide hikers with spectacular views. Dogs are welcome on a leash but bikes are prohibited on the trails in the park.
Amenities include: Hiking trails, restored forest, and family walks to learn about Washington Grove's birds, geology and more offered in coordination with Flower City Looking Good.

If you'd like to be kept in the loop on grove updates, issues, or meetings, join the email list.

 

Also Nearby

The Park Avenue and Monroe Avenue neighborhoods are within walking distance from Cobb's Hill. Visit the shops or enjoy a meal at one of the many outdoor cafes.

SEE ALSO

Playgrounds | Parks