French River Connection
French River Park
French River Park is a 1.66 acre park in downtown Webster, constructed on property leased by the French River Connection and the Town from Holden Block LLC. The park was completed in 2011, under the direction of the Webster Office of Community Development, and a public celebration was held in August. Many local businesses contributed to the success of the event.
The park features a paved path, native plantings, benches, picnic tables , lighting, a boat launch, and rain gardens for stormwater control. The park was designed by the Green Valley Institute.
The park anchors the planned Webster Riverwalk, for which engineering was initiated in 2012. The park replaces an invasive plant and vagrant infested vacant lot with a downtown destination which contributes to the revitalization of downtown Webster.
The former French River "knotweed farm"
Construction underway in 2010
Families enjoy the opening celebration in 2011
The completed French River Park
View a slideshow of Park construction
View a slideshow of the opening celebration
View a slideshow of the Concert in the Park 2012