Seabreeze Amusement Park (Seabreeze) is a historic family amusement park located in Irondequoit, Rochester, New York, a suburb of Rochester, where Irondequoit Bay meets Lake Ontario. The cool lake breezes and various attractions have made Seabreeze a favorite summertime destination for Western New Yorkers since 1879. Today, Seabreeze features a complete amusement and water park with something for the whole family. According to the National Amusement Park Historical Association (NAPHA), Seabreeze is the fourth-oldest operating amusement park in the United States and the thirteenth-oldest operating amusement park in the world.
Seabreeze Amusement Park began its life as Sea Breeze Grove, opening for business on August 5, 1879, when the first train of picnickers arrived at the park on the newly built Rochester & Lake Ontario Railroad. More commonly known as the Bay Railroad, the 6.05-mile-long steam line was built specifically to transport passengers from a depot in Rochester, NY located at the intersection of Portland Avenue (then North Avenue) and Bay Street. The railroad was an instant success and had more business than it could handle right from the start.
The park at that time did not feature amusement park rides. Instead, it featured beautifully landscaped grounds with paths for strolling, a pavilion with a refreshment and cigar stand, a dancing platform, and picnic groves. The park was situated on the most picturesque bluff in the area. The masses came to Sea Breeze to enjoy the scenery, cool lake breezes, and entertainment, including concerts and vaudeville acts. A baseball diamond and field in the picnic groves hosted athletic events for local sports teams and picnickers. So popular was Sea Breeze that a local pastor took to the Democrat & Chronicle, lamenting the fact that the Bay Railroad trains were full while the church pews were empty. This was quickly remedied by holding church services in a tent located on park grounds so that people could visit Sea Breeze and fulfill their religious obligations.
Rides and Attractions
Seabreeze features a complete amusement park and water park with something for everyone! The amusement park is home to various roller coasters and rides, food concessions, midway games, an arcade, a museum, live entertainment, and picnic areas. The water park features a variety of waterslides, a lazy river, playgrounds, a wave pool, sunbathing areas, a bathhouse, a retail location, and food outlets. EZ Rochester Junk Removal
- Bear Trax
- Bumper Cars
- Flying Scooters
- Cooldown Cove
- Hydro Racer
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