2222 St Paul St, Rochester, NY 14621
Today’s wild adventure included roaring lions, howling wolves, and slithering snakes... Can you guess where we went? Seneca Park Zoo!
Some people don’t think of the zoo as a fun winter adventure, but it is!! As long as you dress in suitable cold weather attire, it is the perfect place to visit. During our entire one and a half hour visit we saw all of 10 people.
Masks are being enforced, as well as social distancing.
At the entrance we were given free hot drink (hot cocoa, coffee, or tea) coupons for the Eagle Landing Cafe!! There are multiple indoor areas open, the polar bear/sea lion viewing room, and the reptile/otter viewing room. These are great check points to get inside and warm up during your visit. Most of the animals seemed to be out and interactive, although some stayed hidden inside their habitats.
Remember to visit the gift shop (members get 10% off) and the Tropics Adventure Zone during your zoo visit!
Note- You must reserve tickets online. Everyone over 2 must wear a mask.
We opted for a change in scenery and made the drive to visit the Festival of Lights at Castel Grisch Winery!
The light display was really beautiful but the best part was the life size dinosaurs at the end. A lot of the displays move and the dinosaurs make realistic noises. My kids loved it and we're not afraid!
The cost is $20 per vehicle (up to 6 people) and tickets must be purchased in advanced at https://castelgrisch.com/festival-of-lights. The winery is in Watkins Glen which is about 1.5 hours from Rochester. The display is happening now until January 31.
So, is it worth the drive? I would say it depends! We reserved the 6:30 time slot along with dozens upon dozens of other visitors so it took about 20 minutes of stop and go traffic just to reach the lights. The light display loop itself was fairly small and took another 20 minutes to drive through. With that said, the 5:30 time slot didn't have any line so it went by much faster. It sounds like the earlier you go the less likely there will be a long wait; At least on a Friday night!
Because of the drive, we decided we would make a fun road trip out of it and get food along the way. Unbenounced to us, many of the restaurants in that area are closed so it took some searching. We ended up getting some pizza for the road which worked out well for the long wait once we arrived to the winery!
To the adults, the trip kind of felt like a flop because our dinner plans fell through and we were a bit taken back by the long wait. However, the kids (ages 2 and 5) were completely overjoyed, unaware of the change of plans, and very much in awe of the dinosaurs and lights. So if you ask them, they would say it was totally worth the drive and the wait
We were lucky enough to watch the cows get some special pumpkins left over from Halloween and they really enjoyed them! As a side note- if you have whole pumpkins that are not carved you can donate them to the animals after Halloween. Both the cows and pigs love them they are a favorite snack!
We then went on to see the ducks at the pond and there was many there! We even saw a few that looked like George Washington! Be on the lookout for them, they are adorable! After this we went inside the shelter. You are not allowed to see the small animals at this time in the front, but you could walk the hallways and see the dogs and cats. We also went around out the back door where the large cow statue is and saw that they moved the potbelly pigs up to the front so you can visit them easier.
Though messy, this activity is limitless, very easy, and you probably have everything you need right within your house! We have made anything from masks to decorative bowls to nests for stuffed animals using paper mache!
Salt Dough Ornaments & Keepsakes
This craft is great for a wide variety of ages! You can even give these out as holiday gifts to the family!
This is a fun craft for a large range of ages. You can display it on the wall or turn into "to" "from" tags! This one is inspired by Art Projects for Kids.
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Not only is it important to feed the birds during these winter months, it has been entertaining and rewarding seeing them at the feeders.There's a lot of ways to make food for the birds, just make sure the ingredients don't contain a ton of sugar or fillers.
You can make the traditional pine cone rolled in peanut butter and birdseed or if you don't have birdseed, try suet cakes! The attached recipe was provided by a local mama and makes 2 9x13 pans worth (12 cakes) so it's great for gifting or stocking up for the winter. The suet basket can be bought for $2 at most Wegmans! Happy Bird watching!
Kid Designed Wrapping Paper
I've been trying to get the kids more involved in the 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 side of Christmas and this gift wrap project really got them excited! You can use butchers paper or upcycle some large paper bags. Really any big piece of paper will do! At first we made potato stamps but eventually those were pushed to the side and the kids painted with their hands, feet, crayons, markers etc. and added personal touches for the recipient. They really got into it and I didn't have to buy more wrapping paper. Win win!
Where: Buckskin Rd, Farmington
When: The show starts Thanksgiving night at 6:30p.
Every night after that it runs continuously from 4:30p until 11p
The last night will be Dec. 31st.
Cost: Free! Donations accepted for The John F. Russo Jr Memorial Foundation
Notes: This is an amazing residential light display. Tune into 91.1 for music synced to the display. Most of the houses on the road are synced and the playlist is great! There are several songs so take the loop a couple times! Stay in your car at all times. The traffic moves at a steady pace. Be respectful and mindful of those in front and behind you and others trying to get into the loop.
Where: County Rd 4, Canandaigua
Notes: Haunted Housel on CR 4 has their Christmas display blazing! Lots of beautiful vintage snowmen, Santas, gnomes and angels. Unlike the Halloween display, this is not a display to walk on their property- However, there is plenty of space to park on the side of the road to admire all the display. There are also many neighbors that have joined in the festivities of decorating their front lawns as well.
Colony Lane Circle of Lights
Where: Colony Lane, Henrietta
Cost: Free! Canned good or cash donations will be given to the Rush Henrietta Area Food Terminal.
Notes: This residential holiday display is hosted by roughly 5 houses located in a loop. The line moved quick, and was easy to get through!
Where: Sleigh Box Drive-Thru Pick Up at Bivona Child Advocacy Center
1 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
When: December 12-19, 2020
Cost: Purchase a Sleigh Box for $40 each (ideal for a family of four). Includes: Map to designated homes & neighborhoods, Holiday treats & goodies, Fun & festive activities for the family and an opportunity to support a good cause. Limited quantities of sleigh boxes are available! Sale ends December 19
Where: 5820 South Park Ave, Hamburg NY 14075
When: Now until December 31
Cost: $15 per vehicle, tickets must be purchased in advance
Lights on the Lake
Where: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool, NY 13088
When: November 16, 2020 through January 10, 2021, 5-10 pm
Cost: Tickets (valid-1 per carload) are limited and sold by the date. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are priced at $6 for Monday and Tuesday (discounted rate thank to our friends at Wegmans), $10 for Wednesday and Thursdays and $20 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. NEW this year- add a light saber for only $5 each and be part of the light show!
Lights on Santa Drive
Where: Santa Drive, Pittsford, NY
When: December, 5:00-10:00pm
Notes: This is a residential display with two participating houses.
Tune to 88.3 FM.
Pull as far over as you can to park and put your flashers on so residents know you are there for the show.
Keep radio volume down if you have your windows open.
Please stay in your vehicle to watch the show.
And do not use driveways to turn around. There is a circle directly across from the display and the neighborhood is a loop.
Where: Log Cabin Restaurant, 2444 W. Walworth Dr, Macedon, NY 14502
When: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays until January 3.
Cost: $10/person, Kids 5 & under free. You can purchase tickets online or on site when you arrive. Cash & Credit accepted.
Other Rochester Neighborhood Light Displays
Since mid March 2020 our lives have changed in a drastic way. It has affected our lives and our children's on the way we operate and function within this new world. With that being said, I know that everyone's level of comfort is different regarding indoor play, so this article is merely to inform you of the current locations that are open for play and what modifications they have in place.
4406 NY-5 & 20, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Description: An indoor playground in Canandaigua with a bounce house, climbing structures, block box, and much more! The facility caters to children ages 6 months to 12 years. Kidztown is open for Birthday Parties, Private Play groups or Toddler Time (10-12:30pm on various days) for children up to age 5. Due to limited capacity, they are not open for walk-in play. Playtime is available by reservation only. You can also book the facility for private play. Give them a call , send them a message on Facebook or email to inquire!
1-hour playgroups- $55 for up to 10 kiddos
1.5-hour playgroup-$65 for up to 10 kiddos
2-hour playgroup-$75 for up to 10 kiddos
2.5-hour playgroup-$85 for up to 10 kiddos
Notes: This is a no-shoe facility so bring socks! If taking Thruway be sure to have an EZpass or cash for tolls.
2997 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624
The play area is open for walk-in play at Pure Imagination. Things look slightly than pre-pandemic as many of the toys are placed in bins now allowing children to pick out a couple toys to be sanitized after use.
Cost: It is free to access the play area. Purchase of food or drink at the Cafe is recommended.
1276 Fairport Rd, Fairport, NY 14450
Description: 2,800 square foot space that provides a safe and fun play space for kids ages 6 and under. In addition to the main play space, there are separate play areas for children over three and for infants, 0-18 months. Masks are required for staff, children are not required to wear them during camps. Email for private play options.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00-11:30 am, registration required
$10.80 for 2.5 hours
$2 off if booking multiple children (use code PLAYTWO)
Capacity- 12 children
"Keep Calm and Camp On"
Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00-11:30 am
For ages 2 and 3
$75 + tax per child per week
"Keep Calm and Break time for Mom" Camp:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9-11:30 am,
$35 for 2.5 hours
3300 Monroe Ave, Pittsford, NY 14618
Description: Bounce Hopper is an indoor inflatable playground that is fun for kids of all ages! With over 10 thousand square feet of inflatable jumps, slides, obstacle courses, and fun, this indoor play place also includes limited concessions and play areas for toddlers (but you can use the entire facility when you are there for the two hour time slot). Adults are required to wear a mask, optional for kids. This is a shoe free facility, bring your socks!
Cost: Open Play is in 2 hour increments. Must Pre Purchase ticket before arrival. $12 age 2-12 during the week. $15 for the weekends.
Notes: Check their website for open play hours and to reserve a spot.
650 Whitney Rd, Fairport, NY 14450
Description: Ladybugs Play is an indoor play area designed for children 7 years of age and younger. There is a variety of food and beverages available for purchase and an array of unique toys for children to explore. There is also a sectioned off area for children 18 months and younger to play and explore safely. At this time they are not available for open play but do offer Birthday Parties, Private Play and Small Camps. Check their website for more information.
Private Play- Group
For Small groups of friends and family
Up to 8 children allowed
2 hour slot for $96
Private Play- Family
For children within the same family. Max 4 kids
$50 for 1 hour
$70 for 1.5 hours
$90 for 2 hours
$75/child/week + $10 registration fee
Also booking for Birthday Parties!
1861 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14623
Currently they take reservations for 'PRIVATE-ONLY' whole facility rental Parties and Playdates. Open play is limited to 2-hour time slots which require purchase before visiting the facility. Facility will be closed to walk-in open play during your party time. Facial masks/coverings will be required. The recreational focus is large indoor play structures (All smaller toys are temporarily removed from the facility). Equipment is sprayed and sanitized in between parties.
Children under 2 years old: $7
Children 2 to 12 years old $11.50 (weekdays) $15 (weekends)
Monday 10-Noon , 12:30 - 2:30 pm, 3-5 pm
Tuesday Private Parties Only
Wednesday 10-Noon , 12:30 - 2:30 pm, 3-5 pm
Thursday Private Parties Only
Friday 10-Noon , 12:30 - 2:30 pm, 3-5 pm
3333 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623
Description: Altitude opens its doors to the younger audience to enjoy some jumping time with their parents/guardians. Masks are required for all in the facility and they encourage young jumpers to wear a mask if possible. Pre purchased tickets are required on their website. When you arrive at the facility they will check everyone's temperature at the door. You are allowed to bring your own food, they have pre packaged chips and water only for concessions.
Cost: During Junior Jumper Jam, the cost is $8.99. Parents can also jump for an additional $2.00. Children under 2 are FREE with regular adult admission. Altitude Trampoline Socks are $2 per pair.
Hours: Junior Jam is open each weekday from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
5110 W Ridge Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559
The Bricklab is available for open play! Space is very limited and tickets must be purchased online ahead of time. Masks are required for adults but not children.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a private play group. Open play is 9:30-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm Monday-Friday.
Two hour session-
Adults(13+) FREE with Paying Child
Children (3-12): $8.00 each
Toddlers (0-2): FREE with Paying Child
900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
You are sure to get into the Holiday Spirit and the Eastman Museum's Gingerbread happening now until December 13. Explore this beautiful house and discover wonderfully made gingerbread houses along the way!
Seniors (65+) $16
Students (with ID) $7
Ages 5-17 $7
Ages 4 & under Free
180 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Cost: Youth (0-5) Free, Adult (19-61) $3.00, Youth (6-18) / Seniors (62 and up) $2.00.
Notes: The Conservatory is open 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. except Christmas Day. During the Holiday Show, it is open until 9pm on Fridays and Sundays. Call 585 753-7270 for more information.
Many Theaters have modified their business model to include private watch parties! Check our list for prices and locations!
Many art studios are still open! List coming soon!
Many Recreation centers have closed for the season, but there are still some options to get those kids running! Check out the list here!
The museums in Rochester are open with a modified approach. More information to come.
Check out these local shops for an indoor stroll and chance to get out of the house while supporting local.
Many libraries have opened back up, though the children's play areas are still closed. Regardless, you can check our list of libraries here.
Here's the list of Farms around Rochester offering u-cut Christmas Trees! Don't forget a saw (leave the chainsaws at home) and to tip the helping hands if you are able!
1325 Salt Rd, Webster, NY 14580
Head to Wilbert's for a variety of single priced ($50) u-cut tree options. They also have a live nativity, many photo ops and a slide! You may even spot Santa.
299 Morgan Rd Scottsville, NY 14546
Choose and cut your own real Christmas Tree at Morgan Hill Tree Farm. Price includes tax and free stump trimming, shaking, baling, and center drilling. $45 for any size u-cut tree or $55 for Blue Spruce! Cash and credit accepted.
Koeberle’s land of Misfit Trees
997 Canandaigua Rd, Palmyra, NY 14522
Here is a simple u-cut option without the frills. All trees are $30!
1215 W Sweden Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
Shop by price and variety at Windy Meadow Tree Farm in Brockport. White and Scotch Pines, are $30.00, White Spruces $35.00, Douglas, Balsam and Concolor Firs $45.00, Fraser and Turkish Firs $55.00. Tax included! Saws, carts and kneeling pads are available upon request. Baling and shaking provided for free.
5161 W Ridge Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559
Any Tree you choose is $50 plus tax. Bring your own saw! Dogs are allowed on a leash and drilling and baling provided for free
2520 Arcadia, Zurich Rd, Newark, NY 14513
Aman’s Nursery Christmas Tree Farm is located right outside of Newark. This is small family run nursery that has been open since 1962. They offer a huge variety of u-cut Christmas trees in an easily accessible field. Amans’s is open from 9am-dark weekends (F,Sat,Sun). Prices are $40 up to 8ft and & only $50 for anything over 8ft. They even provide bailing at no additional cost!
3222 Poplar Hill Rd Livonia, NY 14487
This tree farm in Livonia offers various prices for their u-cut trees based on size. Staff will assist in finding, transporting, shaking and baling your tree at no additional cost!
2334 Turk Hill Rd, Victor, NY 14564
You-cut trees are $60 with some lots at $30 to make way for new trees. A 4WD capable vehicle may be required for the muddy days!
423 W Sweden Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
Open Friday-Monday, Shetler Tree Farm offers u-cut for $46.30 plus tax. Cash or Check accepted. Free baling and shaking!
1340 Five Mile Line Rd, Webster, NY 14580
All u-cut trees, regardless of shape, size or variety, are only $45 at Bauman's!
1530 Harris Rd, Penfield, NY 14526
U-Cut Christmas trees are priced at $50. Cash, credit and check is accepted. Shaking, Drilling and baling also provided for free.
800 Ballantyne Rd, Scottsville, NY 14546
U-cut trees are $45 at this tree farm in Scottsville.
5048 Lima Rd Geneseo, NY
Baughman's has most varieties of trees available for u-cut up to 12 feet. You-cut trees are $45. They also sell wreaths, garland, and have a gift shop for you to browse. They will wrap up your tree for free and carry it to your car.
750 Alderman Rd, Palmyra, NY 14522
U-cut trees are $45 at Stop 28. Open Thursday-Sunday 9:00-5:00pm. They even have pink trees!
4239 Kipp Road Canandaigua, NY 14424
Open Friday-Sunday, the trees at Bodine's are all $60 regardless of cut or size.
2051 County Rd. 23, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
This u-cut tree farm in Clifton Springs provides saws and sleds, shaking, baling, drilling, hand-tie to your vehicle and a gift for the kids! Trees under 4' are $40, 5-9' $60, and 9'+ $80.
3391 Fairville Maple Ridge Rd. Newark, New York 14513
There are a couple options for u-cut at the apple shed this year. The South lot (on the corner of Decker and Fairville Maple Ridge Rd) is open daily 9-4:30pm for a limited time. Theses trees are all on the small side and are $35 including tax. There is a new lot opening on weekends only behind The Apple Shed with big trees! The prices are as follows: 7 feet and under $35, 7'-10' are $40 and 10' and up are $45, (includes tax)
8160 Lake Street Rd, Le Roy, NY 14482
U Cut Christmas Trees are available at Pully's November 28 & 29 and December 5 & 6 from 9am-4pm both weekends. Trees are $45 with baling and drilling provided.
2780 Ryder Rd, Newark, NY 14513
Pay $30 for anything up to 9' at this tree farm in Newark!
3700 Boss Rd, Marion, NY 14505
This is a fun stop for a u-cut tree and gift shop on site! Trees are $50.00 (+ Sales Tax) up to 8 foot, $75.00 (+ Sales Tax) 8 foot to 10 foot, and $100.00 (+ Sales Tax) 10 foot to 12 foot
Though many Theaters have closed temporarily due to Covid-10, others have modified their operations to include stream at home options, contactless snack/soda retrieval and private watch parties. Listed below are the theaters with modified offerings, but be sure to check their website for the most up to date information.
2291 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624
Open for Private Watch Parties! Check their website for details or to book online. $99-$149
For everyone’s safety, face masks are required in our theaters except when eating & drinking in auditoriums. For regular showings, when choosing your seat it will automatically block off seats around you for social distancing.
Canandaigua Theater 10
3189 Co Rd 10, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Open for Private Screenings, $150. Twenty (20) people maximum per theater.
They are currently showing movies Friday through Sunday or on Holidays until further notice. Show times for upcoming weekend will be purchased on their page the Tuesday before.
Geneseo Theater 6
4180 Lakeville Rd, Geneseo, NY 14454
Open for Private Screenings, $150. Twenty (20) people maximum per theater.
They are currently showing movies Friday through Sunday or on Holidays until further notice. Show times for upcoming weekend will be purchased on their page the Tuesday before.
AMC Webster 12
957 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Open for in person viewing of movies. Check their page for times, pre order tickets, pre order snacks and preferred seating! You can even stream from home with AMC Theaters on Demand!
957 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
In-person theater events are closed until further notice.
They are currently offering virtual movies you can view in your home.
Ohmann Theatre, Inc.
65 William St, Lyons, NY 14489
In-person viewings are available. They are following all the NYS and CDC guidelines, including limits on seating. Masks are required for all attendees.
Movie tickets: Adults: $8, Seniors and Students: $7, Children: $6
Temporarily Closed Theaters:
Pittsford Theater 9
Geneva Movie Plex
The Little Theater
Now, more than ever, is the year to shop local. Many of these local shops have curbside pickup options, some have private shopping appointments available while others have online ordering capabilities.
120 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
You are sure to check some items off your shopping list at the Unique Toy Store in Canandaigua. They have books, stem activities, a lot of stuffed animals, baby dolls, and so many other fun and unique toys. I shopped here recently and it felt so good to check the kids off the shopping list in one go!
3349 Monroe Ave # 38, Rochester, NY 14618
Hobby House Toys is a great option for shopping local and online!
Located in the Pittsford Plaza and Eastview Mall, Hobby house toys has many of the items kids will be asking for this year! Their collection is impressive and well organized. Much of their stock is listed online as well.
If not shopping in store, orders can be placed online. They even offer curbside pickup and free local delivery! I picked up my order in-store and did a little more shopping while there. They had a kid's movie playing so it was easy to slide a couple more presents over the counter and the staff was so good about being sneaky so my son had no idea!
Be sure to check out their sales online on Toy"rrific Tuesdays! They have some great deals every Tuesday and pick up is quick and easy!
90 E Main St #3, Victor, NY 14564
This shop is Victor doesn't only provide you will all your fairy house building needs but it also makes for a great spot for parties and they have some great gift giving packages! Be sure to check their website seasonally for various holiday themed fairy gifts!
3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
When in the Pittsford Plaza, be sure to check out One World Goods.
One World Goods is a not-for-profit store that sells fair trade products from all over the world. The products here are so unique and each thoughtfully made. They have something for everyone, even the kids! Check out their website for their whole story over the past 30 years of being open!
Appointment shopping also available!
620 Titus Ave, Rochester, NY 14617
Juniper Gift Shop opened amidst the pandemic and is continuing to roll with the punches. This is a great stop to shop for gifts for anyone on your list - There is even a room of unique children's items! The outside of the store is deceiving as there is much more inside than meets the eye. Aside from the room of children's gifts there are two others stock full of kitchen goods, home decor and other items- many of which are locally made. Give yourself plenty of time to browse, you are sure to find something great!
450 E Main St, Palmyra, NY 14522
This little independent bookstore offers a wide variety of new, used, rare books and unique gifts for all ages! They have an adorable section of Jellycat stuffed animal and children’s toys. Stop in and see Cody the store dog and give him a treat. This is a great place to shop small this holiday season.
1868 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14609
Head to Laughing Gull for the chocolate lovers on your list. This is a great spot to find delicious and innovative stocking stuffers as well as vegan and ethically sourced options.
27 North Ave, Webster, NY 14580
Grab some honey sticks as stocking stuffers or choose from a large variety of honey for gifting. The North Bee even has Honey Earrings! Keep browsing and you will find lip balm, lotion bars, ornaments and much much more!
Other Local Gift Shops:
Element of Fun Bookstore
Dan's Craft and Things
Simply New York Marketplace & Gifts
Shops on West Ridge
Heart of Hilton Gift Shop
Little Button Craft
Purple Moon Cottage
Cheshire Union Gift Shop & Center
Lift Bridge Books
Playgrounds for all children are starting to be built more and more - and we want to celebrate that! Most of these playgrounds have adaptive swings, padded play surfaces, wide ramps and other features to make the playground wheelchair accessible. New inclusive playgrounds are being built each year so be sure to check back!
Karpus Family Playground
1000 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580
The new playground at Ridge Park had its grand opening in November 2019, with final additions added in early 2020! The playground has limitless wheelchair accessibility and fun for all! Kids of all abilities and enjoy the slide, roundabout, swings and more.
1648 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield, NY 14526
This is an all inclusive playground opened in the fall of 2020 at Rothfuss Park. The play structure is perfect for all as it has ramps, small slides, is mulch free and even has an adaptive tandem style swing! You will notice a few musical aspects as well. With its own parking lot and pavilion with picnic benches this is sure to be a new favorite!
Sweden Town Park
Redman Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
Built in June 2019, this playground and splash pad combo was built with everyone in mind and is guaranteed to entertain for several hours! There are musical instruments that can be accessed with a wheelchair as well as a splash pad that in wheelchair friendly.
Shirley's Playland At Rotary Sunshine Campus
809 Five Points Road, Rush, New York 14543
If looking for a safe place for your child to have fun and explore without limits, be sure to check out Rotary Sunshine Campus. They offer summer camp for children with a wide range of disabilities.
1558 Lakeshore Blvd., Irondequoit, NY 14617, Rochester, NY 14617
Camp Eastman offers a secluded splash pad and playground open and free to the public. The playground has a padded surface and is widespread- offering plenty of space for children to play. Children can then cool off in the handicap accessible spray pad area right near the playground. Camp Eastman is directly across Durand Eastman Beach, which offers opportunities for swimming, hiking and grilling.
Genesee Valley Park Playground For all Children
The name says it all! This playground has something for everyone. Some equipment is quite challenging while other features were designed to be fully inclusive.
Seneca Lake State Park
1 Lake Front Dr, Geneva, NY 14456
Though the playground may be difficult to manage with a wheelchair, the splash pad at Seneca Lake state park is wheelchair friendly! In fact, they have wheelchairs you can use in the water! The wheelchairs are free to borrow, however, there is a $7 vehicle entrance fee to get into the park. The splash pad is on a cycle of being on for 1 hour and off for 20 minutes.
Monika Andrews Children's Park
61 Holley St, Brockport, NY 14420
This Brockport playground was designed with everyone in mind and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas. There is an adaptive swing and a ramp to the play structure so that everyone can enjoy the space! There are many swings and a separate swing set for baby swings. There is a fun roller slide and other unique features. This is one of the older playgrounds on the Inclusive Playground list and also the only one without a padded play surface.
Barry Street Park
56 Barry St, Brockport, NY 14420
Though the entire playground isn't ADA approved, the ziline might just make the visit worth it! Towards the back of the playground (accessible by a paved path) is a "zipline" with both a typical disc seat and an adaptive swing seat! Kids of all ages and abilities can zip side by side.
Farmington Town Park
1000 Co Rd 8, Farmington, NY 14425
Since the above listed playgrounds do not have a sandbox, it is worth noting that there is an adaptive sandbox and swing at Farmington town park. This sandbox is raised off the ground so it can be reached at a wheelchair's height. Aside from the swing, the rest of the playground doesn't have many adaptive features. No pets allowed at this park.