Highland Park

Picture of color trees in the spring in Highland Park Picture of a tree and path in Highland Park

Highland Park is a 150 acre park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. It is known for the yearly Lilac Festival with wonderful display of lilacs in the spring but there is much more. There is a wide variety of trees and other flowers including rhododendrons and azaleas. Inside the park is the Lamberton Conservatory which is a greenhouse with a variety of plants and seasonal displays. The park also has sections with memorials: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Victims Rights Memorial, and the Aids Remembrance Garden. There is a statue of Frederick Douglas in the Highland Bowl section. On the top of the hill in the park is the Highland Reservoir. There are paved trails thoughout the park, some flat and some on the hill. The northeast section of the park has some dirt trails going to the top of glacial hills. The Monroe County site has this map of the park.

Address: Park Office- 171 Reservoir Avenue Rochester, New York

Monroe County Highland Park page

City of Rochester Highland Park page