Thanks to the generosity of Ted Collins Tree & Landscape, we are proud to announce that St. Joseph’s Park in downtown Rochester will soon be re-opened as a public space for the Rochester community. Over the next months, we will be partnering with Ted Collins Tree & Landscape to develop plans for the landscaping and design of the park space. As plans are developed, we will also be making improvements to the building edifice.
Greg Frank, co-owner of the company, approached The Landmark Society and generously offered to donate his company’s services–along with plant and landscape materials–to bring the park back as a special place for gathering and contemplation. We are extremely grateful to Ted Collins Tree & Landscape for their generosity and are thrilled to be partnering on this project, which will add to the ongoing revitalization of downtown Rochester.
After a fire destroyed most of the St. Joseph’s Church building, the remains were dedicated as a park in 1980. The space has been closed to the public for a number of years.
Re-dedication of the park and its reopening for the public is planned for early June – just in time for the outdoor event and wedding seasons as well as for the lively musical scene that takes place during the summer.
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