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Things to do at Rochester Municipal Park Visitor’s Guide

Visitor’s Guide Visitor’s Guide and Photo Gallery for Rochester Municipal Park. Two playgrounds, trails, access to Paint Creek, volleyball, tennis, & more.

Rochester Municipal Park Location

Rochester Municipal Park is a 40-acre park located just west of South Main Street and North of West University Drive in Rochester. There are paved parking lots available near Rochester City Hall as well as off Ludlow Avenue near the Rochester Community House.

Rochester Municipal Park Ammenities

I like to think of the Rochester Municipal Park as the all seasons park.  Regardless of the time of year, there are so many enjoyable things to do while visiting the park.  Beyond it’s two separate play structures, there are trails, rivers, streams, volleyball nets as well as tennis courts. You can even find music on Thursday nights in July. The park also makes a perfect picnic location with the scenic backdrop of the Paint Creek that runs through the park.

Picnicking at Rochester Municipal Park

If you are looking for fun weekend activities then Rochester Municipal Park can provide fun for the entire family.  Here are ideas for planning your day at the park.

Activities at the Park

Bring a fishing pole or net.  The park has a catch and release pond that is great for introducing fishing to children.  

Bring your racket and have fun playing a game of tennis.  Courts are open to the public.   

Tennis Courts

The park is home to many different types of wildlife.  On any given day you will see deer, ducks, as well as fish.   

Rochester Municipal Park

Bring a book so you can relax by the water.  You will find benches, steps, together with picnic tables to relax and enjoy nature.   

Paint Creek

If you are a resident of Rochester you can consider renting one of the pavilions for a party or event.  But on any given day, they are open for your enjoyment.  The pavilions provide the perfect space for enjoying lunch out of the sun.   

Picnic Pavilion

The park has three different play areas including a toddler playground as well as swings.   

Play Structure at Rochester Municipal Park

The park offers water fountains and public restrooms during the summer months.  Perfect for those hot days when you need to refill your water bottle.   

Drinking fountains at Rochester Municipal Park

If you enjoy nature, then you will enjoy the trails.  The Rochester Municipal Park is connected to the Paint Creek Trail.  The trails are perfect for biking, walking, as well as enjoying the beautiful fall colors.   

Paint Creek Trails

When visiting the park, plan on spending a few hours.  It has so much to offer.  Each fall the Arts and Apples Festival is located at the Rochester Municipal Park.  This is also a great family event.

Rochester Municipal Park Summary

Play Elements:  three play structures
Swings: traditional, baby bucks together with ADA Swings
Surface: paved paths
Unique Features: The park overlooks Paint Creek and also has access to the Paint Creek trails
Bathrooms: seasonal restrooms are available
Drinking Fountain: Seasonal
Shade: There was a large shaded area with benches to sit on as well as a gazebo
Pavilion: yes
Picnic Tables: yes
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: There is free parking in a paved parking lot that is adjacent to the park
Tot Play Structure. yes
Fenced in: no
Seating: benches, picnic tables as well as half walls

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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.

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