City leaders celebrate opening of Rundel Memorial Library north terrace

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — City leaders are celebrating the completion of a milestone and a new step in the Roc the Riverway Project.

Tuesday marked the grand opening of the Rundel Memorial Library North Terrace. Deputy Mayor Patrick Cunningham says the new site improves access to one of the city’s natural landmarks.

“This terrace, along with all the Roc the Riverway Projects, is an example of how returning our attention to our precious natural assets and making the most of them,” he said. “We’re building a place for contemplation, for learning, and for beauty.”

The terrace even features art installations celebrating Rochester’s history and legacy.

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Roc the Riverway aims to complete more than 20 projects along the Genesee River to enable Rochester to better use its riverfront for recreation.

Some current projects include expanding the Genesee Riverway Trail and renovating areas near High Falls, such as Terrace Park and the Brewery Line Trail, which started in early April. The city also plans to create its first state park, a new visitor center at High Falls, and renovate the former Rochester Riverside Hotel.

You can see a list of Roc the Riverway projects on the city’s website.