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Adams Street R-Center

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Note that the closest public library to this R-Center is the Phillis Wheatley Community Library at 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way.


85 Adams St. 14608

Hours Of Operation: M-F 2:30 - 9:00 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours Of Operation begin Monday, June 29: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.,  Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 


Center Features

Register for an EZ RecPass, which gives you access to it all: top-notch team sports, outstanding arts programs, water skills classes, youth council leadership opportunities and more

  • Fun, skill-building friendships in the safe atmosphere of city recreation
  • Year-round recreation programming for youth, teens and adults
  • Summer Breakfast & Lunch programs
  • Kids Cafe Dinner program during the school year
  • Youth Council
  • Saturday hours
  • Collaborative programs with community organizations
  • Seasonal special events
  • Play apparatus


Pool Features and Programs

  • Full size, heated indoor pool open year-round
  • Open swim and lessons for youth and adults are offered (see below)
  • Lifeguarding Classes  For more information, visit the City's American Red Cross Certified Lifeguarding Training Program page or call 428-7456
  • Home of the Rochester Rapids Swim Team and the Adams Street Swim Team

Pool Hours (Fall, Winter and Spring)

Open Swim
M – F: 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
M & F 8 - 9 p.m.
Sat. 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Lap Swim
M – F: 5 – 6 p.m.
Sat. 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For the summer schedule, call 428-7888.

Swimming Lessons

Adams Street offers free swimming lessons for youth ages 6-18, and low cost adult swimming lessons during the school year and summer.

For more information about swim lessons at Adams Street R-Center and elsewhere, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/swimlessons, or download a registration form


Lifeguarding Prep Class

This program allows aspiring lifeguards to build their swimming skills in preparation for lifeguarding classes which begin in March. Classes begin on Tuesday December 2 and run every Tuesday till February 23

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Effective January 5, 2015 permits payments must be made with: check, money order or credit card.
 Effective July 1, 2015 we will no longer accept cash payment for permits of any kind.






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