Genesee Valley Park
One of our six Olmsted designed parks. There were further plans after the initial designs were completed in the early 1890s to expand our system even further. Unfortunately with Olmsted’s passing in 1903 and lack of city funding, the park system has remained as it was originally designed.
Our homonym British cousin, and also located on a River. This now village of 27,000 has existed in some form or another since before the time of Christ, with a few buildings that are a thousand years old.
Not solely a Rochester thing, but I look forward each summer to seeing these majestic animals patrolling the streets during our many festivals.
Master metal smith from his gates, towers, and furniture his work throughout the decades has always been a source of pride and inspiration for his fellow Rochesterians. Have you seen his gate for the St Louis Zoo?
Its been slowly, but surely becoming more real. Here’s hoping it comes to fruition in the next few years!