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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Floral beauty in the midst of Rochester, New York

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Take a little time to go for a walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Madeleine C
Pittsford, New York
Beautiful Park!!

This is one of the nicest parks in the Rochester area, it was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rochester, New York
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The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here, one of the country's oldest city arboretums.
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171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Take a little time to go for a walk at Highland Park among the flowering trees and bushes. Relax, take a deep breath and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Thank Madeleine C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the nicest parks in the Rochester area, it was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed Central Park in New York City. In the spring, the annual Lilac Festival is held here, boasting many different varieties of lilacs, tulips and the...More

Thank EllieJavier
Reviewed 6 days ago

Highland offers a place to walk with a friend through flowering trees and lilac bushes, as well as a variety of perrenials throughout the park. There are several benches to sit and talk, and a beautiful view of the south side of the county.

Thank FriendsfromNY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Frederick Olmsted designed park. Home to the world famous Rochester Lilac Festival in May. An urban paradise!

Thank Michele J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around the park for over an hour. I enjoyed the many flower plantings that were scattered around the park. The trees were also beautiful. We parked along the side of the road - and had no trouble finding parking.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just go for a walk through highland park and take in the wonderful scents, great scenery, concerts events, star gaze you can do it all here.

Thank psinned101
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Especially beautiful in the spring when the lilacs, rhododendrons, azaleas and fruit trees are in flower. Lovely trails for walking. Lilac festival is a highlight of Rochester's year. Great for winter hikes as well.

Thank juliewasson
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Although most well known for the lilacs this is a great park to visit any time of year. Rolling hills and beautiful trees and seasonal flowers. Our kids have loved this place since they were toddlers. Plan at least an hr visit - good sinage...More

Thank T T
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This park is stunning in the spring time I love walking through all of the flowering bushes and trees.

Thank Lor C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Just a beautiful relaxing place, go to enjoy the beauty this park holds. depending which art of the park you visit on South Goodman across from the park is the Colgate Devininty school which is also a beautiful sight to see.

Thank clmatthews58
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8 June 2017|
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Response from Diana R | Reviewed this property |
As with others, I'm sorry I did not see this question before your visit. I hope you had a wonderful time, and that you saw the lilacs (which sometimes get forgotten among the razzmatazz of the part of the festival that is... More
Debbie R
18 May 2017|
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Response from Diana R | Reviewed this property |
I second what both of the prior respondents said. The Lamberton Conservatory will be open for a very small fee (less than $5.00. - I think it is $2 or $3. In there you can walk through a number of different climate sections... More
Carol S
17 May 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Lilac Festival website. Google will get you there. On it there is a section for handicap parking. There is also a shuttle service that is free if that works better for you. Everything else about the festival is... More