Parks and Recreation of the Fairport area include; Potter Park, Lions Den Teen Center, Kennelley Park, North Bank Canal Park, Packett's Landing Wharf and the Canal Towpath.
You can rent the Potter Park building for family gatherings or meetings of your non-profit group by calling the Village Clerks office at 223-0313.
Potter Park has play grounds with slides and swing sets for the children. During school breaks, children enjoy special recreation programs offered by the Recreation and Parks Department. Programs and schedules are announced in school and local media.
Sports within the Village are centered at Potter Park which has a variety of outdoor courts and playing fields including; basketball, tennis and shuffleboard courts, softball and soccer fields as well as a natural ice-skating rink.
The Lions Den Teen Center, part of Potter Park, has many games including; billiards, video games, ping-pong, air hockey and pinball as well as a large screen television. The Center also offers programs in babysitting, cooking and other skills and hobbies. Call the Town of Perinton Recreation and Parks Department at 223-5050 to find out when the Center is open and to sign up for programs.
Fairport residents enjoy a number of recreational facilities and green areas both within the Village property and in the Town of Perinton. The Village has contracted recreation services through the Perinton Parks and Recreation Deparment.
Village residents enjoy over 240 craft, sport, exercise, pre-school and instructional programs offered by the Perinton Recreation and Parks Department. Each homeowner receives a mailed schedule four times a year and the programs are also publicized in the local media.
For a calendar of clubs, trips and group activities devoted to Senior Citizens call the Town of Perinton Recreation and Parks Department at 223-5050.
Three Canal Side Parks, Kennelley Park, Packett's Landing Wharf on the south bank of the Canal and the North Bank Canal Park are pleasant areas for strolling, brown-bagging, enjoying an ice cream cone, boating and people watching. On Thursdays, from June through mid August starting at 7pm, Kennelley Park's gazebo is the site of a popular concert and entertainment hour. Our own Fairport Fire Department Band is a favorite performer. The North Bank Canal Park is an attractive area with a brick sidewalk, benches and plenty of grass. Look for the large compass rose embedded in the sidewalk!
An almost continuous path runs along the north bank of the Canal through Monroe County and beyond. The Towpath, paved in some areas, is popular for biking, walking and roller-blading.
Boating on the Erie Canal is an increasing popular pastime, you can launch your canoe from Perinton Park on Fairport Road, larger crafts from Ayrault Road and small canoes from the Village at the north west bank near the lift bridge. Boat docking is available on both sides of the canal in the center of the village from June through October for very reasonable rates. Water and electric hookups are available to boaters as well as pump outs, rest rooms and shower facilities. Docking at the Wharf is limited to one 48 hour stay every 30 days.
Clearance under the Village lift bridge is 6 feet when lowered and 15 feet when raised. Call 223-9412, or the Barge Canal Regional Office at 272-3490, to find out when the bridge will be raised.
Tour boats operate daily tours from the Village along the Erie Canal. Call for daily departures.
Colonial Belle: 223-9470
In addition the Emita II also operates through Fairport . Call Mid-Lakes Navigation at (800) 545-4318 for information.