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Genesee Valley Park

Elmwood Avenue at the Genesee River, Rochester, NY 14620
+1 585-328-3960
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My favorite place to relax

Many activities to do here. Basketball, playground for kids, soccer, baseball, paddle boats, ice... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
T6409MPjenniferg
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Middleburg Heights
Very nice large park

It was a very nice large park right near UR. It had plenty of green space, water views and trees... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Bernardo F
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New York City, New York
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Elmwood Avenue at the Genesee River, Rochester, NY 14620
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Many activities to do here. Basketball, playground for kids, soccer, baseball, paddle boats, ice skating, swimming, hiking, trails and many more

Thank T6409MPjenniferg
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

It was a very nice large park right near UR. It had plenty of green space, water views and trees and parking areas too. It was well kept and very natural in lots of areas.

Thank Bernardo F
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Plenty of parking, pavillions with grills for events. I go for the cycling and the views from all the small bridges.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great place to take a walk or bike ride especially if you like water. Beautiful views of the Genesee River and the Erie/Barge Canal as it crosses the Genesee River. Park is the work of Frederick Law Olmstead. Be sure to take the bridges that...More

Thank Julie T
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Beautiful bucolic park in the City. Many a family reunion and picnic can be enjoyed here, just be wary of the few people trolling for nefarious activities that should find another venue for their predilections.

Thank sprkdude
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Genesee Valley Park is a peaceful, beautiful, spacious Olmsted-designed park in the City of Rochester (Frederick Law Olmsted is the most famous of American landscape architects/designers--his most famous project was New York's City's Central Park). The Park's setting is unique--the Genesee River and Erie Canal...More

1  Thank evanrochester
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This Park is large beautifully manicured with old tall trees, Genesee river and Canal and bikeways runs though it. With lots of parking spaces, large pavilions, it is excellent for family picnics and long walks, reminds us of old Central Park! Highly recommended.

Thank Felixberto E
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My granddaughter, visiting Rochester from North Carolina, wanted to go whitewater rafting while here. Unfortunately, the statewide drought made that impossible. We thought that a quick trip to Genesee Valley Park would allow us to go kayaking instead. Did it ever! The staff at Genesee...More

Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

...if we actually had the opportunity to experience it. My family wanted to try canoeing through the Genesee Waterways Center. We arrived around four-thirty and according to them, rentals run from eleven to six, but they would not allow us to canoe because we were...More

1  Thank SeaGreenSnail1009
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Not a good area of the city. I think they are trying to clean up around the park. Do not go at night!

1  Thank Tony T
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