Parks Department

New Parks Coming Soon!

The City of Rochester is proud to announce two new park projects in 2023/24. 

Ludlow Park: 

Ludlow Tot Lot Site Render

The first project is the renovation of our existing tot lot off Ludlow Avenue in the Rochester Municipal Park to a new barrier-free, all-abilities park. This innovative park has been designed with accessibility and inclusiveness in mind, ensuring that all members of the community, regardless of age or ability, can enjoy the outdoors and all the park has to offer.

The renovated playground will feature wide paths, accessible picnic areas, and play structures that have been designed to be usable by children with different abilities. The park also has sensory equipment, providing a unique and calming experience for visitors of all ages. The park includes accessible parking spaces that meets the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.  Click here for Conceptual Rendering

Memorial Grove:

Memorial Grove Site Render

A second, barrier-free, all access play area will be created in “The Grove” part of Memorial Grove Park adjacent to Halbach Field off Woodward Avenue offering a barrier-free, more passive experience. Click here for Conceptual Rendering

These two new parks reflect the City of Rochester's commitment to creating accessible public spaces for everyone. The parks have been designed with input from local community organizations, including those who work with individuals with disabilities, to ensure that all members of the community have a voice in the design process.

This new park is a testament to the City of Rochester's dedication to creating inclusive and accessible public spaces. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, regardless of age or ability, and this park is the latest step in our ongoing efforts to make that a reality.

The parks are planned to be open to the public in the latter part of 2023 to early 2024 and are sure to be a popular destination for families, community groups, and individuals looking to enjoy the outdoors. The City of Rochester invites everyone to come and experience these new barrier-free, all-access parks.

For more information, please contact the City of Rochester at (248) 733-3700.