Cobbs Hill is home to Cobbs Hill Park and Cobb’s Hill Reservoir. Cobbs Hill is 109 total acres located in the Southeast of the City of Rochester along the 490 highway. Popular for running because of the paths that lead through the park. There are many sports fields for baseball, softball, and soccer. Courts for basketball and tennis. A large playground for children.
The Cobbs Hill reservoir is used for drinking water for the City of Rochester. The reservoir is filled from Hemlock Lake, located 30 miles South of Rochester. Completed in 1908 as part of the Erie Canal system project. Named after Gideon Cobb, an early settler of Rochester. The reservoir is touted as having the ability to fill every bathtub in the City of Rochester, twice per day for two months. The reservoir makes up 18 acres of the greater Cobbs Hill Park.
The City of Rochester uses the hill for a public safety communications radio tower.
Washington Grove is located on the east side of Cobbs Hill Reservoir, a 100 Acre undeveloped natural sanctuary with large oaks and wildlife. Popular for walkers, dog lovers, and runners alike. Bikes are prohibited on the running paths.
Cobbs Hill Park has two cabins for the public to reserve. Great for events, such as family parties, showers, and get-to-gathers.
Cobbs Hill is right next to the Park Ave. and Monroe Ave. neighborhoods giving the neighbors a great park to spend their time in. Both neighborhoods are popular shopping areas in Rochester NY.