Canal-side sitting area
Great Embankment Park
Of all the canal parks, Great Embankment Park does not fail to impress. The park is one of Pittsford’s most beautiful parks, mostly because of the three athletic fields and the attention given to them. While Rochester Parks visited this park, a maintenance crew was hard at work mowing the baseball fields and lining the soccer field.
One quite interesting thing about the park is that there are two distinct elevations at this park. It’s somewhat counter intuitive, but the canal water level is higher than the road and entrance to the park. When entering, there is a soccer field and large parking area. If you continue on the road, it quickly elevates 30 feet to an upper parking lot. This is where most of the main features of the park are located.