St. Joseph’s Park

There is an incredible amount of history in St. Joseph’s Park. The small plot of land consists of a Catholic church building that all but burned down on October 18, 1974. The tower and walls alone survived. Thanks to the efforts of the Landmark Society of Western New York, The State University at Brockport, the City of Rochester, the Downtown Development Corporation, and the Redemptorist Fathers, the church and surrounding land were eventually converted into the park that exists today.

St. Joseph's Park from across the street

The park itself is exquisite – of course it is not a traditional park. You won’t find any play area, open field, or eating area. What you will find is an expertly preserved piece of history that is well worth the visit. Bring your kids and read the history of the church. Bring a lunch and sit on the steps during your break.

Beyond the obvious historical attraction of St. Joseph’s Park, you might be interested to know that the park is available to rent for weddings and events. For more information about renting the space, contact Bella and Co at the link provided.