Corn Hill’s Hidden Gem: the Adams Street Recreation Center

~ By Jacquelyn Grippe

The Adams Street Recreation Center sits in the heart of our small community, providing a variety of services and resources to both our residential neighborhood and the greater city of Rochester. Offering a large aquatics program, fitness center, and grab-and-go meals for school-age children, the Rec Center has a  lot to offer. The grounds further boast many attractive features, including a large playground, tennis courts, and community garden. 

Like the rest of the world, the Rec Center has had to make major adjustments to cope with the challenges of COVID19. However, the Rec Center is slowly returning to normal, having expanded its programming for school-age children as well as its operating hours, now from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the school week. The weekend hours remain limited to aquatics classes. The fitness center has reopened with limited hours between noon and 5:45 p.m., closing briefly every hour for cleaning. There are plans to further extend both hours and programing as it becomes safe to do so. The City of Rochester will update the Rec Center website in the month of April, including a new registration system.  Be on the lookout for expanded Rec Center offerings. 

Mike Georgetti took over as the Community Center  Manager in 2020 and hopes to continue to expand services and classes, inviting input and suggestions from Corn Hill residents. Mike can be reached at: [email protected]

See What’s Happening at Adams Street Rec Center

Come check out the Adams Street Rec Center located right in our neighborhood at 85 Adams St.

The Center features:

  • Fun, skill-building friendships in the safe atmosphere of city recreation
  • Year-round recreation programming for youth, teens, and adults
  • Summer Breakfast & Lunch programs
  • Kids Cafe Dinner program during the school year
  • Saturday hours
  • Collaborative programs with community organizations
  • Seasonal special events
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Courts
  • Indoor Pool
  • Gym
  • Game Room
  • Weight Room
  • Community Meeting Space

And is now offering the classes below:

  • Zumba on Tuesdays at 7 PM beginning 4/13 – runs 8 weeks- free.
  • FITT boot camp at 7 PM beginning on 4/15 – runs 8 weeks – free.
  • Aqua Zumba @ 6 PM on Friday 4/16- $20 for 8 weeks 
  • Aqua Circuit @ 7 PM on Fridays 4/16 – $20 for 8 weeks

If you are interested in joining one of the classes, sign up for a free membership at the Center. This can now be done online at

After you sign up for the membership, you can navigate the new R-Central website and register for the program you are interested in. If you are looking to join one of the Aqua classes, you can also pay for the class online. You can also come into the R-Center and sign up at the front desk with a staff member. For questions, call the Center at 428-7266.

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