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Genesee Valley Park

Elmwood Avenue at the Genesee River, Rochester, NY 14620
+1 585-328-3960
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Walker's paradise

Great place to take a walk or bike ride especially if you like water. Beautiful views of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie T
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Rochester, New York
Another Great Landmark

Beautiful bucolic park in the City. Many a family reunion and picnic can be enjoyed here, just be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sprkdude
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Rochester, New York
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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Elmwood Avenue at the Genesee River, Rochester, NY 14620
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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

Thank evanrochester
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Beautiful park designed by Olmstead, lovely in the fall. The large specimen trees are one of a kind. Erie canal views. A must see.

1  Thank Beth B
Reviewed 14 September 2015

A Frederick Law Olmstead designed park right near U of R and Strong Hospital. The parks stretches over the expressway as well. Great bridges that take you over the Genesee and the Canal.

Thank jenhaught
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Really not much to say about this park. Nothing outstanding other than its size. A good place to walk about and maybe have a picnic.

Thank Parrotheadjoe
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