Groundbreaking on Rochester’s First Ever Community Skatepark

October 9, 2019

Written by Jasmine

The city has officially began construction on the Roc City Skatepark, the city’s first ever outdoor community skate park.

This 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art skatepark will be located in Downtown Rochester beneath the Frederick Douglass – Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge, right on the Genesee River waterfront. Roc City Skatepark will support multiple progressions such as BMX, skateboarding, rollerblading, scooters and more.

Murmurs of a downtown area skatepark have been floating around for YEARS. As it turns out, of the 125 largest cities in the country, Rochester is the only one without a public skatepark, making this project loooooooooooong overdue. 

According to the skatepark’s website,, “The mission of the Friends of the Roc City Skatepark is to build a system of skateparks in the City of Rochester, New York and advocate for all progression-oriented sports.”

“The main flagship skatepark will be a destination-level urban park that is wheel friendly; free to the public with open access; and, owned and maintained by the City of Rochester.”

With this park, the city hopes to bring in new outside traffic and revenue, while also promoting a more active and playable city.  Can’t wait to see the finished product!

For more information on Roc City Skatepark, click here or visit their website at

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