Joshua Park memorial placard
Joshua Park was formerly called Irondequoit Plaza Park. It was renamed in 2005 when a young boy, Joshua Rojas, passed away during a soccer practice. At the time, it was unsure why this happened. The family describes that 18 weeks after this tragedy, a rare genetic defect was discovered that proved to be the cause of death. Since 2005, the family has set up a foundation where families can get support and help further the research into Josh’s genetic defect.
Joshua Park Eating Area
I could not find any area designated for eating at Joshua Park. Unfortunately, Irondequoit really missed the target by not including one. There are park benches sprinkled throughout the park, but not a single picnic table or barbecue in sight. Interestingly enough, the absence of any of these standard items did not stop people from eating in the park! There were at least two groups of people that had found a nice spot to spread out a blanket and share a meal.