Durand Eastman Park is a huge park in Rochester, part of the park lies in Rochester and the other half lies in Irondequoit, New York. The beautiful 977-acre park is full of natural beauty, a variety of native and foreign plants and trees flourish in the park, the huge park is home to native fauna including Deer, raccoon, Turkey, chipmunks and other wildlife. The park was conceived by George Eastman and Dr. Henry S. Durand in 1909, they purchased the land to be used for the park, the land was later owned by the city of Rochester. The lakes in the park are named after its founders, known as Durand lake and Eastman lake. The park has a stunning landscape complete with valleys, lakes, trees and flowers, the lake Ontario waterfront in the park can be used for swimming and fishing. The park is open year-round.
Things to Do
- Families can enjoy many outdoor recreational activities in the beautiful park, the park brims with flowers, trees, foliage and wildlife in the Summer months.
- Enjoy hiking with your kids on the well maintained nature trails in the park; the Durand lake trail, Trott lake trail, and the Eastman lake trail are open for hiking, running and walking year-round.
- Spot a waterfowl or warblers as you hike on the Eastman Lake trail.
- Play golf with your family in the scenic and traditional style 18-hole golf course.
- The 5,000 feet of the lake Ontario waterfront is a favorite spot for sunbathing and swimming. Children can play in the playground.
- Families can enjoy a picnic in the picnic shelters. Shelters can be rented for private parties.
Durand Eastman Park Insider Tips
- Pets must be on leash.
- Restrooms are available.