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, roccitypark.org, “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!