Reserving City Recreation Facilities

New! On-line registration now available for City lodges and community centers.


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Special Events in City Parks

If you plan on using a city park for staging, registration, a leg of your race/walk, post-event activities, or anything else related to a special event, you must fill out a Facility Use Permit application as well. Filling out this application and the subsequent issuance of the permit will reserve the park you intend to use and ensure there will not be a conflict with another event. Remember that in addition to this permit, you will also need to go through the Special Event permit application process

Permit for use of Auditoriums, Gymnasiums, Parks, and other City Facilities

Administered by the Department of Recreation and Youth Services, the Facility Use Permit allows the public to access ice rinks, auditoriums, gyms, softball fields, tennis courts, and other spaces. Birthday parties, wedding receptions, reunions, and any of your celebrations and gatherings are guaranteed to be memorable at a City of Rochester facility.

Permits payments must be made with: check, money order or credit card.  To download the application to reserve use of auditoriums, gymnasiums, parks, or other city facilities click here.

Ice Rinks, Pools, and Other Park Spaces

  • Genesee Valley Sports Complex  (indoor ice rink, outdoor pool)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park (outdoor ice rink)
  • Maplewood Rose Garden  (permit required for wedding ceremonies and photographs)
  • Adams Street Pool  (indoor heated pool)


  •  Adams R-Center
  • Avenue D R-Center
  • Campbell Street R-Center
  • Carter Street R-Center
  • Flint Street R-Center
  • Roxie Ann Sinkler R-Center
  • David F. Gantt R-Center
  • Fredrick Douglass R-Center

 Port of Rochester Terminal Building 

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For Additional Information for permit facilities or fields call the Department of Recreation and Youth Services, Permit Office, at 428-6755.