Maplewood Park

Welcome to Maplewood Park, designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.  Mr. Olmsted, known as the father of American landscape architecture, also created Central Park in New York City.   The Maplewood Rose Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   It’s a nationally accredited Rose Garden, which features over 3,500 bushes and more than 250 varieties of roses. 

The garden also features peonies, perennials, evergreens, and the Stecher Memorial Fountain.  The pink marble used in the fountain is called “Etowah”, a Cherokee word meaning “red sunset”. This is appropriate, since the Maplewood Park area was once an important site for Native Americans.

Download the free Tour Blend app, or tap the graphic below for a free audio-narrated tour of Maplewood Park and the Lower and Middle Falls of the Genesee River. It guides you past a spectacular 110’ waterfall and over a hydro power station and includes Kelsey’s Landing, a National Underground Railroad Network site.

Tap this graphic for a free, audio-guided tour of Maplewood Park and Lower Falls Park

Maplewood Park and the Lower Falls are located along the Genesee Riverway Trail, a scenic multi-use trail which runs through Rochester from Lake Ontario to the Erie Canal.  It is a designated National Recreational Trail, and connects to both the statewide Erie Canal Heritage Trail and the Genesee Valley Greenway Trail, which continues south along the Genesee River.

There are many parks and historic districts along the Genesee Riverway Trail.

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