Rothfuss Park is a beautiful and popular park in Penfield. It has two newer playgrounds that are both loved by many. The first Playground is a Jack’s Place playground and the second is an inclusive playground. There are seasonal bathrooms here (Opens in May) and lots of green space! A virtual fitness trail can also be found winding around the park. Please note, this park gets windy so dress accordingly! Want to extend the trip? Shop Doodle & Jack, just 5 minutes down the road!

1648 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield, NY 14526
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Playground #1

Jack’s Place is a unique dinosaur-themed Bears playground that features a large sandbox filled with shovels, brushes and other toys to dig for dinosaur bones. Baby swings and a little free library can be found here.

Note: The playground is in direct sunlight with few opportunities for shade. The bathroom is a bit of a walk from the playground and seasonal. This park frequently attracts a large but pleasant crowd. Learn more about Jack’s Place Mission

Playground #2

This is an all inclusive playground recently opened  in the fall of 2020 at Rothfuss Park. The play structure is perfect for younger children as it has ramps, small slides, is mulch free and even has a large tandem style swing! You will notice a few musical aspects as well. With its own parking lot and pavilion with picnic benches this is sure to be a new favorite! Check out Jack Place playground which is a short walk on the other side of the field, or take a hike at Irene Nature Preserve right across the street!

The Bike Path

Rothfuss Park is a great spot to go for the experienced Balance Bike rider or any kid looking to go up and down small hills. This is a wide and paved path with several different loops giving you options on how far you want to run beside your little cyclist. There is a small 1/6 mile loop near Jack’s Place Playground and a larger 1/4 mile loop if you follow the path to the bathroom shelter and beyond. You could combine these two paths to make the trip longer or choose to do the 1+ mile loop around the entire park! Download QR reader on phone for fitness trail.

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