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 


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 

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!

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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.

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Shelters & 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!  Call (585) 428-6755 for availability information. 

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.


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