Highland Park, also known as Highland Botanical Park, is an arboretum in Rochester, New York, United States. Its administrative office is located at 171 Reservoir Avenue in Rochester. The park is one of several in Rochester originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, including Genesee Valley Park, Maplewood Park, and Seneca Park, which is now a zoo.To visit Highland Park on your trip to Rochester, use our Rochester trip planner.
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Visit all year long, but especially during the annual lilac festival in April! It's a lovey experience
Visit all year long, but especially during the annual lilac festival in April! It's a lovey experience more »
This park was designed by FREDRICK LAW OLMSTED the person that designed CENTRAL PARK IN NYC This park has an amazing new play area for children and lot of walking trails
This park was designed by FREDRICK LAW OLMSTED the person that designed CENTRAL PARK IN NYC This park has an amazing new play area for children and lot of walking trails more »
One of the best parks in New York State. You can find great events here throughout the year. I’m the spring and summer there are so many beautiful gardens! The lilacs in May are absolutely stunning. The county does a fantastic job maintaining this public space and seems to continually make improvements to the park. Overall a remarkable out door space for all to enjoy.
If you're visiting Rochester, come see this gem. It's not just about the lilacs. Visit the magnolias in the poet's garden, or the new wood/tree playground south of Highland Ave that is abaolutely phenomenal! Walk by the reservoir, sled behind the conservatory, or go see a concert on the outdoor stage. There's nothing else that says spring to me as much as a walk or picnic in the park among the daffodils or walking along the borders of the tulip gardens while enjoying the pink blossoms on the cherry trees. This is a magical place, and so close to Warner Castle which has always been a part of the highland neighborhood experience!
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