The roses are in bloom and a full program of activities awaits visitors to the 23rd annual Maplewood Rose Celebration, to be held June 15-16, 2013 in and around Maplewood Park and Rose Garden. The event, coordinated by the Maplewood Neighborhood Association, kicks off with a “city-wide block party,” the Party on the (Driving Park) Bridge. This festive party features family entertainment, food, and much more.
The Maplewood Rose Festival weekend continues with a cornucopia of activities that celebrate Rochester's history, ecology, people, and illustrious horticultural heritage.
In particular this festival is an illumination and celebration of the Maplewood Neighborhood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Northwest Rochester neighborhood boasts hundreds of elegant century-old homes as well as parks and gardens designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, known as America's greatest landscape architect. This dazzling “built environment,” when combined with the natural majesty of the river and gorge, make for a truly unique urban neighborhood.
The Maplewood Neighborhood Association’s remarkable volunteers have partnered with the City to showcase its fantastic history, architecture, natural features, parks, and people.
Transportation, Traffic, and Parking Information
Handicapped parking only in Maplewood Park lot (Driving Park Avenue). Other parking available on adjoining streets and in the Hawk Eye parking lot at the corner of St. Paul Boulevard and Avenue E, directly across the Driving Park Bridge from Maplewood Park (shuttle provided). The Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority offers bus service to several stops within a short walk of Maplewood Park—for more information on these routes and schedules, go to www.rgrta.org or call 654-0200. Bike enthusiasts can avoid traffic and parking challenges by riding to the event along the wonderful Genesee Riverway Trail (www.cityofrochester.gov, type Genesee Riverway Trail into search box).
You can also take a bus to the festivities: Use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Google Trip Planner to get a bus to Maplewood Park
For more information
Call 428-6866 or 232-8420.
For more information about the Maplewood Neighborhood Association, go to www.maplewood.org.