Visiting Riverside Cemetery

Visiting Riverside Cemetery

Riverside's ground are open to the public and visitors every day of the year.  Opening and closing times  change seasonal.  Be sure to check the website or call (585) 428-7775 to confirm times when planning a visit.  

We ask that all visitors: 

  • Adhere to the Regulations for Lot and Grave Plantings and Decorations when visiting loved ones.
  • Please do not leave live flowers or plants in the Chapel of Peace.
  • Drive their motor vehicles in the cemetery at a speed of 15 mph or less and park on roadways.
  • Ride their bicycles and motor cycles on roadways, only. Off-road vehicles are banned from the cemetery grounds.
  • Refrain from recreational activities such as skiing, mountain biking, sledding, skateboarding, rollerblading, ball playing, or fishing or swimming in the pond.
  • Refrain from feeding the wildlife in the cemetery.
  • Refrain from climbing on or disturbing any monuments, trees, shrubs, plantings, or picking flowers or foliage.
  • Leave pets at home. Dogs are specifically not allowed in the cemetery. 
  • Children under the age of 15 years are not permitted unless accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Additional cemetery rules may be found in Chapter 43 of the City's code
  • Groups of 25 or more individuals wishing to visit the cemetery for non-interment related reasons must submit a permit application at least two weeks in advance.  

Commercial Photography or Filmmaking

Feel free to photograph our landscape, plants and wildlife for your own personal enjoyment. Photographing funerals is not permitted. A special permit must be obtained in advance for all filmmaking, commercial photography and photography with special equipment or posed subjects. A permit application must be submitted at least four weeks in advance.

 Riverside Cemetery

2650 Lake Ave
Rochester, New York 14612
Phone: (585) 428-7775

Map to Riverside Cemetery

Cemetery Gates Open (Daily) 

April 1st - October 14th 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 15th - March 31st 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm (except for federal holidays)

Map and legend of the cemetery grounds

Let Us Contact You!

Fill out our online form and someone from the staff will contact you shortly.

Looking for Someone Laid to Rest at Riverside?

Search the University of Rochester's cemetery records.


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