Town Of Richmond
 Parks & Recreation 

Sandy Bottom Park

Holly Stoddard

Sandy Bottom Park is located at the north end of Honeoye Lake, off County Road 36 (West Lake Road). Walking trails can also be accessed on Main Street and at the north end of East Lake Road.*



*Beginning February 25, 2019 the Nature Trail at Sandy Bottom Beach and off East Lake Road will be closed until further notice to allow for the removal of trees affected by the emerald ash borer. THE PUBLIC MUST STAY OFFSITE WHILE FORESTRY EQUIPMENT IS WORKING. Work may be intermittent dependent on weather and contractor schedules, and is anticipated to take 2-6 weeks. Please look for and follow any park closure signs posted for your safety.




Sandy Bottom Beach is CLOSED for the season.


As of August 14, 2018, Sandy Bottom Beach is now closed for the swim season.


Regular operating hours during the swim season are 11 am to 7:30 pm daily, from mid-June through mid-August. Public access for swimming is limited to the small area on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm during the month of July, to allow for swim lessons.


Please observe all safety signs posted at the beach. All boats, canoes and kayaks must stay outside of the far buoys. 


To learn more about swim lessons offered through Richmond Rec, visit our Summer Recreation Program page.



Pavilion rentals at Sandy Bottom Park are available during the swim season. To reserve a pavilion:


  1. Call the Recreation Department at (585) 330-7066 to confirm availability and place a 7-day hold on your desired time & date.
  2. Download the pavilion use form below or pick up a form at the Town Hall.
  3. Return the completed form along with a non-refundable fee of $50 ($75 for non-residents) and a certificate of insurance from your homeowner's or general liability polity. Forms and fees must be submitted within a week of your call to lock in your desired time & date.

Please note, all three steps must be completed in order to finalize your reservation.


Recreational facilities available at Sandy Bottom Park include a tennis court, a pickball court, a basketball court, a softball field, a volleyball sand court and two playgrounds. During times when the beach is staffed, park goers can also request access to equipment for a shuffleboard court. 


A walking trail at the north end of East Lake Road is open year-round for visitors to walk, jog and enjoy outdoor scenery and wildlife. A wooded Nature Trail just west of the Honeoye Outlet, accessible from Main Street, can also used to walk to Sandy Bottom Beach.



No Hunting or Trapping is allowed on any Sandy Bottom Park land. Anyone observing hunting or trapping in this area is asked to report it to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office at 911. Violators will be prosecuted.