From fishing, to hiking, to the playground, nature center, fairy trail and bird sanctuary, Mendon Ponds Park can supply a full day of fun! There is plenty to do and unlimited opportunities to connect with nature in all seasons. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. Dogs are not allowed on the fairy trail and in the Wild Wings areas. The typical playground, hiking trails and Wild Wings Facilities are driving distance from one another.
To learn more about Mendon Ponds Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/mendon-ponds-park/
The playground is off of Douglas Rd. by the Hundred Acre Pond. It has a spring car, typical swings, baby swings and fun train structure. There are two separate structures for the young and old. There is a seasonal restrooms here as well as a big pond to explore just over the hill.
Highland is a vast park with sledding, festivals, hiking and a year-round conservatory. Near Highland Ave and Meadowbrook Rd, you can find a new, all natural playground. On the other side of the park is a second playground near the Lamberton Conservatory. This park is also home to the widely popular Lilac Festival.
To learn more about Highland Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/highland-park/
This is a beautiful community center with much to offer. The playground at the Perinton Recreation Center is open to the public, fenced and gated with a padded play surface. The equipment and environment is nicely designed for preschool children and younger. Venture inside the recreation center, and you will find a beautiful aquatics center and preschool open gym!
More information here: https://rochesterplaybook.com/perinton-community-center/
Jack's Place Playground
Lake Rd & Holt Rd Webster
Playground designed for kids (5-12).
-Parking: Yes (Off Street, Dedicated Lot)
-Hours: Not Specified (Likely matches Webster Town Park Hours)
-Turf: Wood Chip
-State of Repair: New, Well Maintained
-Themed: Yes (Dinosaur)
-Type of Playground: Wooden
-Variety of Equipment: Climbing, Rock Wall, Balancing Equipment, Obstacle Course, Multi-Level Playground, Merry-Go-Round Net Climbers
-Swings: Regular, Full Bucket Baby Swing, Adaptive Swing Seat
-Slides: 2 Large/ 1 Small
-Sun/shade: Full sun
-Refuse: 2 Large Garbage Cans
-Seating: Several Benches
-Picnic: No designated area, lodges nearby if not rented
-Bathroom: Yes - Porta Potty next to Holt Lodge about 100 yards
-Little library: Yes, also seed library
Stroller friendly: Yes
Additional info: Set back from the street
-Nearby Trail: Webster Park! Tons of trails.
-Water Features: Lake across the street (Lake Rd)
Durand Eastman Park has a beautiful arboretum, a hidden playground, an expansive beach and seemingly limitless hiking opportunities. Come again and again all year round to enjoy all that Durand has to offer. Be sure to check out Camp Eastman as well!
To learn more about Durand Eastman Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/durand-eastman-park/
Northampton Park is a Monroe County Park that encompasses Springdale Farm and the new Alpine Adventure Zone!. If heading to the farm, the playground near Springdale Farm is the first thing you see upon entering the parking lot but there is so much more! Check back here for details regarding the farm as they develop with the ongoing changes of the pandemic. Note, dogs are allowed at Northampton Park but not within Springdale Farm.
To learn more about Northampton Park and Springdale Farm, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/springdale-farm-at-northampton-park/
Wow! Alpine Adventure Zone is a must visit no matter what side of Rochester you live. This playground is massive with activities for kids 2 and up! For the little ones, there are baby swings, a saucer swing and a bench swing. The younger ones also enjoy the tunnels, cabin and the smaller balance beams with assistance. You will find the older kids playing hide and seek as well as “The Floor is Lava” here when they are done scaling the bridges and balance beams.
There is plenty of parking adjacent to the playground as well as across the street. Picnic tables, grills and seasonal restrooms can also be found on site.
Please note, this playground is very large with some more challenging aspects. Sneakers and close adult supervision is recommended. This playground is located off of Hubble Road near the ski lodge.
Egypt Park has a farm-themed playground with a trail that connects the playground parking lot to the Lollypop Farm Trail. Other activities include hiking trails through the woods and going within the building at Lollypop Farm.
To learn more about Egypt Farm, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/egypt-park/
There’s way more to Seneca Park than Seneca Park Zoo. Without paying Zoo Admission, you can access two playground, hiking trails, waterfalls, pond views and much more.
Find more details in the article on our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/seneca-park/
The Semmel Road Park playground is partially shaded and near the towns highway department so you are likely to spot some heavy equipment! This is also one of the few playgrounds with one of those cars kiddos can sit in! Continue the fun by exploring the fenced in tennis and basketball courts as well as walking paths through the woods. Head to Semmel Road Park for free ice skating in the winter!
To read more about the park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/semmel-road-park/
Black Creek Park is a great place to visit any time of year. Within the park you will find a playground, fishing, and hiking. Along one of the hiking paths, you can find, “fairy houses!” There is also a large sledding hill and opportunities for skiing and snowshoeing!
To learn more about the park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/black-creek-park/
We don’t often showcase school playgrounds, but the Victor Central School Playground is too great to ignore. Being on school property, this playground is only accessible to the public outside of school hours. Summer School is in session 8:00-2:15
There are 4 playgrounds on the Victor School Campus! However, two are newly built and engaging to a wide age range. To play on both of these playgrounds, enter the school campus and follow the signs for the Intermediate School. You will see the both playgrounds as you approach the Intermediate School Building. There are outdoor accessible bathrooms near each play area!
More details can be found in our article: https://rochesterplaybook.com/victor-central-school-playground/
Located at the top of Keuka Lake, Red Jacket Park offers a beautiful spot to seek shade, visit a playground and cool off in the lake. This park is about an hour drive from the City of Rochester but makes for a great stop if exploring Penn Yan for the day. Consider stopping by Oak Hill Bulk Foods and the Spotted Duck while in the area!
Read More Here: https://rochesterplaybook.com/red-jacket-park/
Kent Park is a quaint park with a small playground that leads into the Webster Arboretum. Within the arboretum, one can find a variety of plants, beautiful gardens and a pond and stream. The pond and stream is home to many water species that children can observe and explore.
To learn more about Kent Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/kent-park/
Known for its easily accessible 50 foot waterfall, this park is a little gem located in the heart of Wolcott. The trail to at Wolcott Falls Park is roughly 0.1 mile long, making a perfect stop for a short walk and play date at the play area!
To read more about Wolcott Falls Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/wolcott-falls-park/
3391 Fairville Maple Ridge Rd, Newark, NY 14513, USA
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The Apple Shed is a quaint farm market that has U-Pick apples and pumpkins. There is a lot to do including a corn pit for the kids to play in (Must be 10 or under), goats to feed, a small playground and hard cider tasting from Old Goat Cidery.
Cost: Free to roam the grounds and play. During Halloween season, they have a haunted house for $3 per person, you can choose spooky or not spooky!
To learn more about the Apple Shed, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/the-apple-shed/
Bristol’s Garden Center has multiple greenhouses and garden supplies. A play area for kids can be found within the center to make the trip a fun one along with two parrots within the building. Bristol’s is not far from Eastview Mall and Gourmet Goodies. Make the day of it!
To learn more about Bristol's Garden Center, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/bristols-garden-center/
Powder Mills Park offers year round fun. The fish hatchery is a unique and peaceful experience of feeding fish and the sledding hill is excellent! Playground, Pavillion, Fish Hatchery and Sledding are all driving distances from one another. There are 3 seasonal restrooms: (1) Off Park Rd by Rand Lodge (2) off Woolston Rd by Powderhorn Lodge (3) Off Woolston Rd next to the Oak Tree Lodge. Also nearby, you can find the historic mushroom house with its unique architecture.
To learn more about Powder Mills Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/powder-mills-park/