Meet your Monroe County parks this year.
There are 22 parks in the Monroe County, NY park system. These parks are incredible and we thought it would be a good idea to encourage everyone to visit the parks. If you want to go to a park for the first time, enjoy a park with neighbors, or challenge yourself to visit all 22 parks we want to help you do it.
About the Project
We hope this community effort will lead to more awareness of the natural beauty in our parks, greater connection among our neighbors and ultimately heal our community. Our working group is putting together resources that highlight parks and activities in them, developing materials that will encourage people to participate, and organizing events that will connect people to the parks and each other. At the end of 2022, our goal is to have encouraged people to get into the parks (especially for the first time) and learn to love them as much as we do.
Ways to Participate
Get Out On Your Own
There are a variety of resources to help you learn about how to find and have fun in the parks.
Join One of Our Events
We are planning events throughout the year that will cover a variety of activities.
Reach out if you’d like to help make these events happen.
Find an Event
Many organizations in Rochester plan events in our county parks that are open to the public. Check out their websites for upcoming opportunities to get out in the parks.
The 2 – 12 – 22 Challenge
How many parks will you visit this year? We want to challenge everyone to pick a goal of visiting 2, 12, or all 22 parks and share your progress with us and others. Who knows who else you might inspire.
Ways to share:
1. Post photos of your adventures in the park with the hashtag #ROC22in22 wherever you like to share the highlights of your life online.
2. Submit your visit on our form. We are still in the early stages of developing this but we hope to create some interesting ways to recognize those who have met these milestones.
The 22 in 22 Store: Buttons! T Shirts! Stickers! Hats? Reach out if you want to help us get this up and running.
This project is lead by a community working group. We have come together to make something good happen for our community and we could use your help.
Reach out if you are interested in:
- Joining our organizing group
- Contributing your time and talents
- Sponsoring the Project
Connect with the
22 in 22 Community
Get 22 in 22 updates.
We will periodically send info about events, resources for getting into the parks, and calls to action.
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Rochester Ecology Partners is a nonprofit and the support of the community makes this and our other activities possible.