Brickyard Trail / Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park

The Brighton “Brickyard Trail” is a multiuse trail that provides a direct pedestrian and bicycle connection between Town Hall on Elmwood Avenue and Buckland Park on Westfall Road. The trail extends 0.8 miles through a publicly owned parcel of land that once served as the source of much of Brighton’s raw clay – fueling the former brick manufacturing industry.

Today this landscape, known as the Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park, serves as an important ecological greenspace in our community and allows safe non-motorized passage between civic centers. The trail is open year-round and weaves through the northern woodlands before straightening out and navigating one of the largest urban wetlands in the Rochester region.

Bayer Landscape Architecture led the project, which included trail and amenities design, historic research, and signage design. 


Brighton, New York
Trail Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, Signage Design

2016 Transportation Project of the Year Award
American Public Works Association New York Chapter - Genesee Valley Branch

2017 Merit Award
Built Design

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Upstate Chapter