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“Just a city park” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Highland Park

Highland Park
171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
585-753-7275
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Ranked #10 of 43 Attractions in Rochester
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here, one of the country's oldest city arboretums.
Rochester, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Just a city park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

In season their lilacs and rhododendrons are outstanding, but there isn't much else to draw one.

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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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“Best small/medium-sized city park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

A core feature of the greater Rochester community , we need to support it , keep it,

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Rochester, New York
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“Lilacs are the highlight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

The big event at Highland Park is the Lilac Festival, which is fun but crowded. My preference, if the lilacs happen to peak before or after the festival, is to enjoy the lilacs when the festival is over (or hasn't started) and the park is quieter.

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Fairport, N.Y.
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“Elwanger & Barry's gift”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Magnificent park with hundreds of varieties of Lilacs (subject of a serious festival in early May), and sundry other flowers, shrubs, and more, this place is a real joy in summer.

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Iowa
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“The City Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

A wonderful location to enjoy the many events of the city-wonderful place to walk, sit or picnic alone or with friends-I have spent many of a day walking through this park-Spring brings the Lilacs- a festival of every variety known on earth will intoxicate the senses.

Visited April 2011
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