Seabreeze Amusement Park – 142 Years of Family Fun (Jan. 2022)

Explore the history of Seabreeze Amusement Park through photographs and stories with Kevin Dorey, Seabreeze Park Historian. Seabreeze is the fourth-oldest operating amusement park in the country and has been one of Rochester’s favorite summertime playgrounds since it opened in 1879. Learn about the park’s origins as a picnic grove at the end of a steam railroad, its evolution into an amusement park, and its growth into the popular family destination that it is today.

Kevin Dorey is the historian at Seabreeze Amusement Park in Irondequoit. He is an educator and avid amusement park enthusiast with a passion for history. Kevin has been actively researching and documenting Seabreeze for the past seven years; he enjoys talking with people about their memories of Seabreeze, as well as viewing their photographs, home movies, and memorabilia from the park.