The Parks Department operates 15 diverse parks and trails throughout the Town of Perinton. The various parks feature a wide variety of fields, courts, open space, buildings, shelters, and other amenities. We work closely with the Crescent Trail Hiking Association to administer a vast network – about 35 miles – of hiking trails.
During the summer months and throughout the hiking season, we will feature parks and trails on our Social Media pages. Today we visit Perinton Park.
Perinton Park is located off of Fairport Road/Church Street, with entrances from O’Connor Road, in the northwest quadrant of Perinton. It is a favorite among local residents and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities from passive picnicking to camping to an active game of basketball. It is also a very popular location for events, such as the 4th of July Party in the Park, Fairport Regatta, and several 5K Run fundraisers. Perinton Park is 43.6 acres and provides direct access to the Erie Canal and the Canalway Trail, including overnight boat docking. It includes a heated building, park shelter, 6 tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, a basketball court, playground, and wide-open, easily accessed picnic areas. The section nearest the canal is owned by the New York State Canal Corporation and is leased to the Town. In 2019, the Hudson River Valley Greenway installed trailhead facilities such as welcome signage and bicycle parking in the state-owned portion of Perinton Park, as the Erie Canalway Trail becomes part of the 750-mile Empire State Trail.
- Cross Country Skiing
- Overnight Docks
- Picnic Tables
- Playground (Ages 2-5)
- Playground (Ages 5-12)
- Water Fountains (Temporarily turned off)