Webster Pond
Webster Pond
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
About
The Anglers Association of Onondaga is a not for profit organization with fish and wildlife as the main attraction. Webster pond is a small sanctuary located in the city of Syracuse NY at 2004 Valley Dr. Volunteers operate the pond by opening the establishment so that the public can donate and feed the wildlife. The pond is open year around, opening at approximately 9AM-9PM We also have other activities such as a Junior fishing program for ages 7 to 15. Summer and fall concerts sponsored by outside venders and much more. UPDATE: Please note: a new non- profit group was formed to assist the Anglers Association in applying for grants, as they don't have the qualifications. In addition, we will help with maintenance, projects, and fundraising. The non-profit "Friends Of Wildlife" was started by Chad Norton and friends. All funds raised by this corporation will go directly to Webster Pond unless otherwise noted . Please make all trail donations payable to: Friends of Wildlife. for more information or to make a donation please call 315-727-2922
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Christine W
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
Staff was NOT wearing masks at the duck pond as they approached my family of three young children. This is a great place and it would be a shame to get shut down due to CDC violations. Will be reaching out to the city to rectify this.
Written September 2, 2020
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I am sorry you feel this way, I can ensure you that all staff wear masks when outside around others. If your referring to me personally I am in a wheelchair and some times mine falls off and I have to wait for my aides to assist in putting it back on. If you have further concerns or would like to discuss this more please call me 315-727-2922
Written September 3, 2020
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Ashley B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I love Webster pond, but I don’t appreciate being yelled at over a loudspeaker to “get my dog out of the park” when I was walking her outside of the fenced in area in the open field, not bothering anyone. I would never bring her inside near the ducks, she just enjoys watching them. If I was really causing so much distress, whoever yelled at me could’ve walked over and nicely asked me to leave. Totally unnecessary . It was also 7pm and there was no one else there.
Written March 20, 2020
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I am sorry you had a bad experience at Webster Pond however I was the one working last night and we handled this concern the quickest way possible, in no way were we trying to be rude, however wildlife safety is top priority. I understand you were on the other side of the fence, but the birds still see it as a threat so we can't allow it. I hope you can understand why we reacted this way and will return to enjoy the park
Written March 21, 2020
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PainterManSyracuse
Syracuse12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
This use to be great place to bring small children to watch the many kinds of water fowl that come to Webster Pond and a chance to feed them them. But thanks to the various TV stations that kept referring to this place as a "hidden gem" on slow news days, it has become overcrowded with parents who don't seem to mind that their little brats are throwing stones at the birds instead of watching or feeding them.
Written November 26, 2013
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Mac776
Tucson, AZ317 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
Fun for children and scenic but birds can be 'dirty' so be careful, good handwashing esp. for toddlers. We had fun, other visitors were polite and had children under control. Parking ok.
Written May 17, 2013
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Rennae C
Rome68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Just a delightful place to visit ducks of all kinds! There were geese there. The treat was in seeing the wood ducks which are not an easy find!! Wish I could add some photos. Doesn't cost a thing and there is decent parking. Bring a little something to feed the ducks. Bring your camera too for some nice photo ops!!
Written June 6, 2018
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Fran O
West Seneca, NY58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Spent three days in Syracuse and we visited here everyday, our 7 year old Grandson got a big kick out of feeding the ducks and looking at the baby ducks. This was a bigger hit than the Zoo! It's a nice walk around the pond with lots of benches, you can donate any amount and get corn to feed the ducks. It was hot but on the other side of the pond, very shady and lots of geese and ducks to look at, they come out of the water for food. Very fun spot!
Written July 16, 2016
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SoThenSarahSaid
Syracuse, NY39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Stumbled upon Webster Pond recently, it's a cute little pond tucked away in Onondaga Valley, The really great part here is that you can feed the Canada Geese. For the most part they're all very friendly and will come right up to you. The walking trail around the pond is quaint. This might not be an all day destination, but it's free to go in and you just need to make a donation to get a dish of corn to feed the geese.
Written July 13, 2016
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Tammytigger
Syracuse79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
If you want a nice weekend visit to do with your children or grandchildren then this is the place!. A nice pond with a lot of water foul to feed. It is fun to watch the children feed the ducks. And the water is very pretty. I love just going for a nice quiet relaxing spot.
Written March 23, 2016
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CamillusDave
Camillus37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
We've been coming here for years to spend some relaxing time walking around the pound and feeding the ducks. Great place to spend a quiet Sunday or Saturday afternoon.
Written March 20, 2016
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Macholl
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Business
As a child we would go there regularly to feed the ducks and I have kept the tradition going with my child and will with my future grandchild. A gorgeous hidden gem in Syracuse.
Written January 30, 2016
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