There are so many great playgrounds and park around Rochester. With over 100 paks under our belts, here are our favorites. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments!
Jack's Place at Rothfuss & Webster Park
1648 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield, NY 14526
Holt Rd & Lake Rd Webster, NY 14580
The playground that started the Rochacha Mama adventures - Jack's place is an imaginative dinosaur-themed playground within Rothfuss park built in memory for a young boy from Webster. The love can be felt at this park as it is often packed with playmates and smiling faces. There are now two seperate Jack's Place playgrounds - one in Penfield and the other in Webster!
Highland Ave and Meadowbrook Rd
Highland is a beautiful park within the city of Rochester showcasing two playgrounds and the Lamberton Conservatory, plus beautiful trails. Lilac Adventure Zone (Pictured below) is a natural playground consisting of mostly bridges and balance beams. There is a lot of room for imaginative play but direct supervision is necessary for the younger kids. Use the above coordinates to find the pictured playground within this park.
Sweden Town Park
John Henlon Prkwy, Brockport, NY 14420
This new playground is one of many within Sweden Town Park. Not only does it have a padded play surface and wheelchair accessibility, it is also adjacent to a splash pad. The Playground has a "tree house" feel and the parameter is lined with musical instruments.
1 Vince Tofany Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612
This Greece Recreation Playground wins the award for most imaginative! The unique structures, padded play surface and fenced in play area makes for a spot kids can run around and play for hours. If looking to pass even more time, there is a fitness trail, community center and library all within walking distance.
Camp Eastman Way, Rochester, NY 14617
This public playground is tucked away within Camp Eastman and across from Durand Eastman Park. This is a vast playground with a padded play area. It is fairly secluded and has a splash pad!
99 Victor Rd, Fairport, NY 14445
It seems like anyone who has a toddler knows and loves Egypt park. The farm theme is so fun and inviting and nearby Lollipop Farms makes for a great and educational field trip.
Van Ingen Dr, Webster, NY 14580
Ridge Park got a makeover in 2019 and boy is it wonderful! Prior to this renovation, you would not find Ridge Park on our top 20 list, but the update has been so beautifully done. The accessibility to all children makes it a winner in our book!
Ellwanger and Barry Park
800 Meigs St, Rochester, NY 14620
Ellwanger and Barry Park has always been cherished by the Rochester Community. Despite its recent renovation, the large sandbox and community donated toys remain!
Cobbs Hill Park
80 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14610
This unique park within Cobbs Hill is one that even teenagers would enjoy. Complete with a challenge map, this "playground" is a parkour obstacle course!
Hamlin Recreation Department
1658 Lake Rd N, Hamlin, NY 14464
One of the few shaded playgrounds around, this playground behind the Hamlin Recreation Department has more to boast than just towering trees. It is also one of the very few wooden playgrounds still standing and makes for the perfect game of hide and seek.
Abraham Lincoln Park
1553 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580
There are not one, but two playgrounds at Abraham Lincoln Park. The first is your typically playground but venture beyond and you will find an all natural playground with a miniature log cabin. At this playground you will probably find children playing "the ground is lava" and prancing about across the various log balance beams. The park is also a favorite for hiking so grab those baby carriers!
First Responder's Park
1250 Chiyoda Dr, Webster, NY 14580
(Phillips Rd and Chiyoda Dr on GPS)
Dedicated to Webster's First Responders, this park is covered in Fire trucks! Both the splash pad and playground follow the theme. The playground has a padded play surface and is a good distance from the road and parking lot. There is a pavillion between the splash pad and playground so you can easily keep an eye on the kiddos as they run back and forth.
Lorraine Dr, Walworth, NY 14568
A bit off the beaten path, Ginegaw is another playground worth the drive. There is a sandbox with digger for the older kids and an adorable mommy and me swing for the babies. Nearby is a trail through the woods with Fairy houses!
Sodus Point Beach Park
7958 Wickham Blvd, Sodus Point, NY 14555
This playground at Sodus Point Beach Park is a must-visit in the summertime. One of the only nearby playgrounds in the sand, kids slide into the sand and swing with a view of the lake! Call ahead to ensure the beach is open.
Seneca Lake State Park
1 Lake Front Dr, Geneva, NY 14456
Though there is a fee to enter Seneca Lake State Park, the large splash pad and several playgrounds make it well worth it. The playgrounds are each so unique and playful. The splash pad is on a timer allowing kids to run around on the various playgrounds before jumping back in the water. There is also a swimming beach nearby. Check out your local library for a State Park Pass to enter the park for free!
6551 Knickerbocker Rd, Ontario, NY 14519
Casey Park has a playground, splash pad area, hiking trails and a free beach! The beach is open when a lifeguard is on duty so call ahead! Paddle boats are also available for rent.
1525 Calkins Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534
Though no longer home to the Fairy Houses, Tinker Park is still worth the visit. There is a playground on the premises as well as several hiking paths, a nature center and fitness trail.
Powder Mills Parks
154 Park Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534
There is a playground at Powder Mills Park but this is not the main attraction. Not far from the entrance is a fish hatchery where kids can feed the fish. Bring quarters and a bag or cup for the fish food!
Mendon Ponds Park
27 Pond Rd, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Mendon Ponds Park has a lot to offer. Home to Wild Wings, Birdsong Fairy Trail, a playground and several hiking trails, the activities are bountiful. Pack a lunch and make a day of it!
99 O'Connor Rd, Fairport, NY 14450
Last but not least, Perinton Park. Unlike most of the other parks listed above, Perinton doesn't have anything out-of-the box or unique, it simply is just a great park! The playground is large with lots of shade and away from the road and parking lot. The canal is on the other side of the parking lot with great picnic and people watching opportunities. There is no splash pad, padded play surface or fancy equipment but this is still a great park and one that doesn't disappoint.
For more information on all of these playgrounds and more, check out the playground page HERE