Webster is a park town.....
Webster is a park town so drive your car to one of its five fine parks and park the car and take a walk.
KENT PARK: 1700 Schlegel Road
Open Shelter and picnic tables, baseball fields, playground and the 25-acre Webster Arboretum with its gardens and ponds and gazebo. Personal facilities and handicap access.
NORTH PONDS PARK (my personal favorite): 750 Holt Road (you can see it from route 104)
Open and enclosed shelter, picnic areas,large pond(s) and bike/walk paths. There is limited fishing from the shore (but no swimming due to tragic accident). Personal facilities and handicap access.
RIDGE PARK: 1000 Ridge Road
mostly a baseball park with limited picnic and playground area.
RIDGECREST PARK: 985 Ebner Road
Baseball fields, basketball courts, SKATEPARK (although fairly new and underdeveloped), bocce boxes and horseshoe pits. playground area had a new feature of water sprayers for the summer months. Personal Facilities but I did not see and handicap access.
EMPIRE PARK: 2130 Empire Boulevard (probably the oldest of the parks)
baseball league fields with benches and concession stands, official-grade soccer field. there are some small shelters and grills and a playground for young children.
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All Webster parks tend to be safe areas but if you are a vacationer and new to the town then please use common sense. Be aware of your surroundings, keep an eye on the kids and don't hang around deserted areas late at night.
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
visit the Webster Arboretum
This huge garden and walking area is a 32 acre section of Kent Park.
The garden was built to be a unique area of natural beauty to draw people for leisure, educational, and cultural activities in the Webster community.
There are shrub gardens and perrenial gardens (with lots of butterflies) and rose gardens and gardens that are replenished with annuals every spring. The gardens lead to the trails that lead through and around the woods and back to the garden area.
It is a great area to relax and walk and talk and contemplate the future.
The garden area is over an acre area and the main trail is about a one-mile loop. There are several intersecting trails that total another mile to give an hour of walking if you choose.
Most of the trails are grass and packed dirt (okay in summer but mushy in spring) and one part of the trail is along the paved area.
Access to the area is free but donations are gratefully accepted and the money helps o maintain the paths and gardens.
- Hiking and Walking
- Road Trip