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Recreation Overview

The City offers an abundance of year-round social, cultural, play, aquatic, and athletic programs at its R-Centers, camps, sports complexes, playgrounds, and parks, for youth, teens, and adults.

Recreation programs include year-round swimming, free summer breakfast and lunch, school-year dinners, a Youth Council, homework help and hundreds of seasonal events. Facilities boast indoor and outdoor basketball courts, football/soccer fields, tennis courts, game rooms, gyms, meeting rooms, playgrounds and much more. Many of these centers are available for rental throughout the year.

About R-Central

The R-Central online system makes it easier than ever to search, view, explore, enroll and pay for recreation programs, camps, leagues, activities, and more. You can also view, reserve, and pay for rental facilities including lodges, ballfields, courts, rinks, and other recreation amenities. 

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Department of Recreation and Human Services

  • Office Hours
    9 - 5 p.m. (Closed 1 - 2 p.m.)

Let the adventure begin!

 Summer is a time for children to be children and create memories that will last a lifetime, and that’s what the City of Rochester’s R-Centers have to offer. Whether you like swimming, hiking, gardening, sports, or any of the hundreds of activities we have in store, children and families will have no trouble keeping physically active, mentally engaged, and emotionally supported all summer long.

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Splash into Summer!

The Summer 2024 R-Guide is out now! Programs begin July 1.

Download the Summer 2024 R-Guide

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Video Tutorials

Logging Into R Central For The First Time

View and Book Facilities Online