Parks and Trails

Natural Beauty

Downtown Rochester’s natural beauty is attributed to the three waterways that surround the city and the abundant green space that three parks and two winding trails offer.  It is not uncommon to see families fishing in the Clinton River or couples biking on the Paint Creek Trail.

Municipal Park

This scenic park is a large multi-use space on the banks of the Paint Creek and provides more than just scenery with two tot lots, volleyball courts, lit tennis courts, a paved walkway, picnic structures, and winter ice skating on the pond.  Municipal Park is home to the annual Art & Apples Festival as well as a summer music series.  Located right behind City Hall at 400 Sixth Street, the park is just a couple blocks from Main Street and University and is open daily from dawn to dusk, year round.  For more information, call 248.651.9061.

Rotary Park

An intimate garden setting nestled into the busy downtown business strip, Rotary Park is a peaceful place to stop and smell the roses (literally).  Located on Olde Towne Road, between Main Street and the Rochester Hills Library.

Rochester Lion’s Park

This brand-new park, only opened October 2006, is a unique space featuring a gazebo and a small paved stage with amphitheater style seating.  Located behind the Rochester Mills Beer Co. building, it lies on the banks of the Paint Creek with the elegant Royal Park Hotel serving as a scenic backdrop.

Pedaling the Paint Creek Trail

Paint Creek Trail

Over 8.5 miles of limestone trails for walking, hiking, biking, jogging, cross-country skiing that is accessible via the Municipal Park.

Clinton River Trail

Twelve miles of limestone recreational trail space that includes two bridges and a connection to the Paint Creek Trail.

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