Edgerton R-Center

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41 Backus Street

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: Monday – Friday 2 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Closed Saturday


Note that the closest public libraries to this R-Center are the Maplewood Branch and the Lyell Branch.  The historic Edgerton R-Center and Park offers an array of recreational and cultural opportunities--and also has fascinating history. Today, as it has for 60 years, the Center has housed the remarkable Edgerton Model Railroad Room; and the park was the site of the Edgerton Park Arena (now gone), where the 1951 National Basketball Association Champion Rochester Royals clinched the title in a dramatic game seven!  

To learn more, explore the Monroe County Library System's local history index; to view past and present photos of Edgerton visit the Library's Rochester Images website.

Register online through R-Central and become an R-Center member, which gives you access to it all: top-notch team sports, outstanding arts programs, water skills classes, youth council leadership opportunities and more! 



R-Center Features

  • The historic Stardust Ballroom; which can be rented for public use by reserving on R-Central online
  • The historic, extraordinary Edgerton Model Railroad Room ("Model Railroad Heaven!")
  • Weight Room
  • Year-round recreation program for youth, teens and adults
  • Summer Breakfast & Lunch programs
  • Seasonal special events
  • Collaborative programs with community organizations
  • Game Room
  • Kitchen
  • Large Group Accommodation 

Park Features 

  • Water Spray Park
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Bocce Courts
  • Football/Soccer Field
  • Playground
  • Game Room
  • Computer Lab
  • Performance Space 
  • Track
  • Benches
  • Walking Trail
  • Community Meeting Space (for organized sports, leagues, etc.)

Edgerton Model Railroad Room

This remarkable, historic layout was built in 1950 and depicts Rochester in all four seasons.