BRC’s Boathouse Location

Directions to the Genesee Rowing Club Boathouse

Note: Google and GPS-based driving directions may be incorrect. Although google maps accurately shows the location of “Genesee Rowing Club”, the driving directions may show it on I-390, instead of under I-390. This won’t work unless you plan to fling your child out the window as you speed by on the overpass.

Boathouse Address:  Click Here for Google Map

1 Hawthorne Dr.
Genesee Valley Park
Rochester, NY 14623

Driving from Elmwood & Mt Hope:

  • Click Here for Google Map
  • Take Elmwood Ave westbound past Strong Hospital toward University of Rochester.
  • After going under train bridge, take first Left at the light into Genesee Valley Park (Moore Rd.), directly across from U of R Main Entrance.
  • If you cross the river, you’ve gone too far.
  • Follow Moore Rd until it ends. Turn Right onto Hawthorne Dr.
  • Drive through the first yellow gate and under highway (I-390). The road to our parking lot is narrow, so please drive slowly and carefully.
  • There is a small parking lot where you can park or wait, and a drop off loop (traffic moves counter-clockwise) under expressway.
  • There are 3 yellow posts where athletes can be dropped off or picked up (where the Parking Lot Parent will be stationed).
  • You can drive onto the wood chips to park, if needed, but beware of mud and people walking.
  • Walk toward the river; you will see the boathouse (tan building) ahead.
  • If the parking lot is full you can go back to the lot on Hawthorne Drive and wait for your child to text/call when they are ready to be picked up.
  • We have not had any personal safety issues at our boathouse, but do not leave any valuables in your car.  Unfortunately, there have been a few car break-ins.

Vehicles are not allowed past the yellow metal gates unless they are loading/unloading equipment. Parents are welcome to walk to the boathouse while waiting for their child, but be aware of boats being carried around the site.

There are bike racks at the boathouse, too!

From Genesee Waterways Center: If you took the city bus or got dropped off at the Genesee Waterways Center (west side of river, behind the ice rink), it is a 5 minute walk to the Genesee Rowing Club boathouse on the opposite side of the river.

  • Walk upstream along the path by the docks. Cross the first arched bridge on your left, over the river.
  • Turn right, cross the bridge over the canal. As you come off this bridge, you will see the boathouse (tan building) on your right.
  • Click Here for Google Map