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Gateway Rotary Park, a Hidden Gem in Rochester, Visitor’s Guide

Rotary Gateway Park is located in downtown Rochester, Michigan, right off of Main Street (aka Rochester Road), north of University Drive. In order to find the park on your GPS, use the address 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester. That is to say, the garden park is right between the parking lots of Atallah Heart Center and the Rochester Hill Public Library.

Rotary Gateway Park in Rochester, Michgian

This garden park is relatively small, at just .3 acres but offers a beautiful flower garden with a variety of flowers as well as a water feature with lily pads. Visitors will often see ducks at the park together with birds and squirrels.

Of course, visitor’s looking for more adventure can check out the Paint Creek Trail, located just behind Gateway Rotary Park.

Finally, entry to this neighborhood park is free.

Gateway Rotary Park Rochester Summary

Play Elements:  none
Swings: none
Surface: paved paths
Unique Features: The park overlooks Paint Creek, and is also within walking distance to the Rochester Hills Public Library and Lipuma’s Coney Island.  Also, the park has a beautiful flower garden with a variety of flowers and water feature with lily pads. Surprisingly, we spotted several ducks at the park, which is definitely a plus for my 3 year old.
Bathrooms: None, however, you could use the bathroom at the library when it is open.
Drinking Fountain: It did have a drinking fountain but it was turned off due to Covid-19
Shade: There was a large shaded area with benches to sit on as well as a gazebo
Pavilion: no
Picnic Tables: no
Grills: none
Sports Fields: none
Walking Trails: Yes. In fact, there is a small path at the beginning of the park that allows you to view the various flowers.  In addition, the park overlooks Paint Creek and is adjacent to Paint Creek Trail
Parking: none however guests can park along Elmoor Street
Tot Play Structure. There is free parking in a paved parking lot that is adjacent to the park
Fenced in: no
Seating: benches

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Certainly, check out some of the other places we have visited in Rochester, Michigan.  By the same token, you can find other parks and playgrounds in Metro Detroit.   Likewise, you might find your next adventure on our list of our top ten favorite playgrounds in Metro Detroit.

Other Rochester Parks

Elementary School Playgrounds

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  • Brewster
  • Brooklands
  • Delta Kelly
  • Hamlin
  • Hampton
  • Hugger
  • Long Meadow
  • Meadow Brook
  • McGregor
  • Musson
  • North Hill
  • University Hills
Michele Maleszyk
Author: Michele Maleszyk

Michele lives in Troy with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.  She enjoys traveling, coffee, gardening, and visiting small businesses and shops.  She is always looking for her next Michigan adventure.  She enjoys photographing everyday life in her free time and looks forward to contributing to Metro Detroit Mommy.