Recreation Overview

The Edgerton Community Center located at 41 Backus Street, Rochester, NY 14608 (Map), (585) 546-7510 V/TDD emphasizes recreation and socialization which serve as the basis of the Center's Programs. The Center provides a range of recreational services to a variety of people.

The Center operates a Drop-In Program which normally runs Monday and Friday from 9 A.M.-5 P.M., and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 Noon-8 P.M. (but check the Calendar regularly for date and time changes). The Drop In Center serves as a hub for people with disabilities to gather in an inclusive and diverse setting. Whether focused on advocacy, games, topical discussions, or themed events, the Center offers fun, creativity, support, and a dynamic place to be. Several evenings each week, the Center offers Dinner (suggested donation$1), in which people receive nutritious meals in a family-style setting, after which they are welcome to stay for evening events.


In addition to the unstructured Drop-In Services, regularly scheduled social and recreation events are held. Participants plan picnics, informational meetings, or other activities, generally one or two each week. We also provide space and food for ADAPT trainings and send staff to ADAPT actions. For many people, advocacy is their choice for recreation. The Center has been the hot-bed of local advocacy efforts. In fact the Center was the ONLY local agency to immediately support accessible RTS buses.  (See Calendar for scheduled recreation, social and advocacy events; contact the Advocacy Department for more information on becoming involved!)

Learn about our exciting new Cooking Program called Healthy To Go!  Everyone is invited to apply to take part in this nutritional, tasty cooking co-op!  Click on Healthy To Go! for pictures and course descriptions!