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Maplewood Park and Rose Garden
"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world." - Leo Buscaglia

Maplewood Park and Rose Garden

Each June during the peak bloom time, The Rose Festival celebrates both the neighborhood and the park with a parade, music, gorge tours, garden tours, children's activities, arts & crafts, and tours of historic homes around the area. The rose garden staff also regularly hold rose-care workshops. In October, the garden plays host to River Romance. Take this chance to see the river gorge in full autumnal leaf color and venture on a guided history walk.

Located off Driving Park Ave., the Rose Garden features more than 3,000 rose bushes that include Maplewood Rose Festival with visitors.everything from the antique "Malmaison" to the recently-created hybrid "Princess Diana." The roses fill infuse an acre of land with their fragrant scent and bold colors from early June until nearly Thanksgiving. Outside the rose season, the garden features bulbs, peonies, perennials, and evergreens. 

Stecher Memorial Fountain 
The late Frank A. Stecher was the first American to organize a lithograph company in Japan. He was the first lithographer to use a two-color offset press. Stecher was thus an early pioneer of imaging technology, a Rochester tradition. ​The Stecher Memorial Fountain was dedicated in 1958.
Maplewood is right on the bike trail. Park your car nearby and ride north as far as the lake, if you like.
Don't for get your camera!

Links to City Parks:
If you go to Maplewood Park, be sure to also visit Lower Fall, which is located just the other side of Driving Park Ave. Here a some shots taken April 1, 2014:
Sculptures at Lower Falls
Monroe Ave
City Projects