Upcoming Tours and Events
All our tours and events are free and open to the public. Just wear your walking shoes.
Saturday April 13, 2013 Pick up the Parks: Join the Monroe County Department of Parks, Keep America Beautiful and Cascades Recovery for "Pick Up the Parks." This great parks stewardship event will expand to several parks including Genesee Valley, Greece Canal, Ontario Beach Powder Mills, Seneca, Highland Park and other County Parks. Pre registration is recommended, visit www.monroecounty.gov/parks for more information. A "Thank You Picnic" & 125th Anniversary of the Rochester Parks Commission Celebration will be held at noon at the Highland Park Bowl.
Thursday April 25, 2013 American Society of Landscape Architects present a FREE screening event of Women in the Dirt. April 25, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Little Theatres. 240 East Ave. Rochester NY. Women in the Dirt is a documentary about 7 groundbreaking Architects.
Friday April 26, 201330th Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting: A Sugar Maple tree will be planted to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Rochester Parks Commission and we will also celebrate the Birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted. Refreshments will be served. 11:00 am at Jones Square Park.
Tuesday April 30, 2013 Highland Park Conservancy Inc. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Olmsted Lodge at the Parks Administration Building, 171 Reservoir Ave. Rochester NY. At the Annual meeting reports will be provided for the calendar year ending December 31, 2012. We will give updates on various Park projects, upcoming events, tours and on the Pavilion project. We will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Rochester Park System. Members will elect Directors, discuss and act on any other appropriate business presented at the meeting. After the short business meeting, Christine Ridarsky, City Historian & Historical Services Consultant with the Rochester Public Library will be our featured speaker.
Recent Tours and Events
Wednesday December 5, 2012 Highland Park Conservancy's Holiday Party
SeptemberWater works tour
Thursday, July 12, 2012 History Tour
Thursday June 7, 2012 Pruning Lesson
Wednesday May 23, 2012Rhododendron Tour
Thursday April 26,2012 Poet's Garden Tour & Olmsted Birthday
Saturday April 21, 2012 Highland Park Neighborhood Association's Earth Day Celebration
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Holiday Party
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Tree Tour.".
Thursday July 21, 2011 History Tour and Showing of the film "Olmsted and America's Urban Parks
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. Poetry in the Park.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. Tour of the Lilacs.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. The Poets' Garden