A special garden of beauty has the sights, sounds and fragrance of nature waiting at Webster Arboretum. It is on 32 acres of Kent Park, with objectives of increasing perception of the beauty and need to protect our botanical resources.
Kent Park’s 84.5 acres is one of Webster’s parks, within its. As a multiuse facility it provides leisure, educational and cultural activities in natures surroundings. Within the park are the usual sporting facilities with 4 softball fields, 2 soccer fields, a handicapped equipped playground, a large picnicking pavilion and restrooms.
Within the arboretum are Curry Building and Gazebo popular for weddings and family gatherings. Either can be reserved in advance and handle up to 95 people.
Within the park are seven short trails, the longest just short of ½ mile, the shortest only 0.07-mile. Trails vary in habitats from wetlands, thickets and mature woods, exposing a variety of plant and animal life. The trails are flat making them appropriate from young or old.
Arbor trail (0.42 miles) travels through a former orchard with a boardwalk and vernal pond.
Eagle scout trail (0.07 miles) honors the youngsters that have contributed their talents to the arboretum. The trail has a bridge passing over a creek.
Judge trail (0.24 miles) follows alongside a creek that attracting birds migrating each spring and fall.
Kodiak trail (0.11 miles) allows a view of bird boxes carefully placed for hiding in the terrain.
Old apple trail (0.11 miles) moves through a newly cleared area leading to a relaxing stop at a gazebo.
Sumac lane (0.12 miles) is the oldest trail in the park with an abundance of cherry trees, serviceberry and sumac attracting birds.
Yellow Bird trail (0.10 miles) travels past through a stand of Locust trees.
Stay on trails
Motorized vehicles are prohibited
Dogs must be leashed with owners cleaning up their droppings
Respect all animals and plants avoiding poison ivy
1700 Schlegel Road
Webster, NY 14580
Webster NY is at the northeast corner of Monroe County bordered on the north by Lake Ontario. This town of 42,641 population has the motto of “Where Life is Worth Living.” It was named honoring orator and statesman Daniel Webster. The town has 11 parks, supporting their reputation as being friendly to sports.
Webster Park is a 26 minute drive of 14 miles from downtown Rochester NY. Drive route 104 east over Irondequoit Bay exiting on Basket Road driving north to Schlegel road. Turn right into Webster Park, on Schlegel Road, between Salt & Basket.
Here is one visitors comment on their visit.
“I haven’t spent a lot of time in the park yet, but they do have an awesome arboretum.”