Athletic Programs (Organized and Open)

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The Bureau of Recreation offers both organized and open sports programs and leagues at R-Centers.  Many R-Centers and Community Centers offer both organized and open sports for youth and adults. For more information, call or visit the R-Center of your choice. Go to for a list.

Citywide Programs and Leagues

Citywide offerings include both organized programs and leagues for youth and adults:  

Rochester City Soccer League: Rochester City Soccer School offers top-notch training programs tailored specifically for the soccer players who want to develop their skills in the off-season.  Rochester City Soccer offers recreation players (U 5-23) an opportunity to receive additional training from the professional technical staff to complement their regularly scheduled team practices and games.  Sessions are divided up by age groups.  Contact Nicole Hercules at 305-1136  for more information.

RocSoftball Fall League:  (Adult)  plays at Cobbs Hill Park. Softball leagues are hugely popular in the City! Fall Leagues offered for Men's and Co-Ed Leagues.  All Leagues have 3 distinct level of play offered; Competitive("A"), Recreational("B") and Social("C").  

 Men's and Co-Ed League Offerings-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

- League Fee for Fall Season $575

- USSSA Umpire/Rules of play and USSSA new stamp bats.

- Don't have a team?  FREE AGENTS WELCOME!!! 

FalSoftball Registration Starts Aug 1st end September 1st, 2022 

For more information, call: 278-0654 or email:

All winter long, and even into the spring, you can enjoy the fitness and fun of ice skating at the following venues:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park (formerly Manhattan Square Park): A beautiful outdoor facility in the heart of downtown! Cozy warming shelter, skate rentals available.  Rink is currently closed for the season, and will reopen Saturday Nov 19th, 2022 (Weather Permitting)

Genesee Valley Park Indoor Ice Arena : Indoor rink offers an array of skating and sports programs and events; skate and facility rentals available. The skating rink is currently open through April 8, 2023.  Schedule subject to change.

Schedule for 2022-2023 Season

 Open Skate Schedule: 

 Hours:  Monday-Friday 12:00 -1:15pm

 Saturdays 5:00 – 6:15pm,

 Sunday - 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. & 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.



  Learn to Swim Lessons:  The Learn to Swim (Fall, Winter Spring) offers free swim lessons for kids ages 6-17, at six different skill levels--from beginner to advance. Learn to Swim Class Locations:  Trenton and Pamela R-Center. Friday Fall session September 30-Nocember 18, 2022. Saturday Fall session October 1- November 19, 2022. Fall Registration begins September 1st, 2022.

Swim Team- Rapids: The Rochester Rapids Swim Team is committed to developing a culture of life-long involvement in swimming by providing youth in and around the City of Rochester the finest opportunities for competition and community involvement through the sport of swimming.  Click here for more information on dates and locations or contact  

 Baby and Me Swim Lessons:  Parents or Guardians introduce their children to the water while learning how to teach them how to swim and learn about water safety.  One adult per child is required.  Swim diapers must be worn.  Sessions are  on Tuesday's 6:15-6:45pm from October 18-December 6 2022 . Location will be at the Jackson R Center. Class size are limited and are free.   

: Adult Swim Lessons: Adults ages 18 and over are being offered swim lessons to adults to come and learn to swim, Sessions are on Tuesday's 7:00-7:45pm October 18th-December 6, 2022 at the Jackson R Center. Cost $32.   Class size are limited.

Tennis Lessons (Adult only).  Outdoor tennis lessons are offered  (Summer) June -September 2023  at Cobbs Hill and Genesee Valley Park.   For more information visit link at top of page.

Youth Tennis Lessons Love-15 is a FREE Tennis Camp for Rochester City youth ages 7-17. The program is designed to teach skills, etiquette, life skills, and positive values. Indoor winter session coming in January 2023.