Lanes 1&2 at Parkview were installed a year or two after the
center opened in 1940. As such, they are separate from
lanes 3-8. This offers a truly unique bowling experience
rarely available to the bowling community!
Parkview's traditional bowling conditions don't yield the large
number of high scores seen in other bowling centers. As
such, Parkview takes great pride when one if its bowlers has a
particularly successful day on the lanes. The high
game/series bowled on each pair during the season are posted on
our high score board.
House records and honor scores are posted on our permanent Hall
of Fame board, which covers scores thrown at Parkview since
Parkview is one of the few bowling centers in the Rochester area
to still have wood lanes...
...and the last
center in our area to keep score with
pencil and paper.
Once commonplace in Rochester, Parkview is the last center in
the area to feature vintage masking units with working
The long history of Parkview Bowl is all around the
center...even our foul lights are vintage AMF units.
This old panel of painted over switches is on the wall near lane
1's foul line. Easily overlooked, it's an interesting
piece of bowling history. Back in Parkview's early days a
foul judge would stand by this switch panel and have a view of
the foul lines on all 8 lanes. If a bowler fouled, the
judge would flip the switch for the lane where the foul occurred
to turn on that lane's foul light. The invention of the
automatic foul light put the judge out of a job, but his tool of
the trade remains.
Our bartender Dick Stella has been taking care of thirsty
bowlers in the Rochester area for over 50 years. Stop by and
share a drink with a Rochester classic!
The January 2019 Parkview No-Tap Tournament was won by Leon
Penazek (right), who threw a perfect 900 series! Gene Short
(left) finished second with an excellent 884!
Check back often for more photos & videos!
All photos (c) 2015-2019 Parkview Bowl