Webster Park

At 1.5 acres, Webster Park is one of the smaller Columbus nature preserves and one of the oldest parks. It was dedicated in 1909 as a bird sanctuary and flower preserve. A very active community group (Friends of Webster Park) has been very active in removing invasive plants and maintaining this park, where one can find a variety of woodland plants such as skunk cabbage, yellow trout lily and Virginia bluebells.

The park contains a small, unnamed tributary of the Olentangy river, which has been culverted both at its entrance to the park at the east end and its exit at the west end. The north section of the park features a natural wetland.


The park features a small, unnamed stream.


Skunk cabbage flourishes here in the spring.


The wetland in winter.