The other day someone mentioned to me that there is a “Webner Park” in Revere, Massachusetts. I was skeptical of this claim, but sure enough, it’s true. (Why is it called “Webner Park”? Who cares?)
When I heard there was a Webner Park, I wondered what it looked like and thought it would be worth a visit. I imagined it would be a bucolic area, richly forested, with perhaps a pond or two, some waterfowl, and furry woodlands creatures frolicking on the rolling grasslands. No such luck. The view from SatelliteViews.net show a half ellipse with a few straggly trees, ringed by an off-ramp. The “park” is hard up against the Route 1 Northeast Expressway and probably is loud from road noise and reeking of gasoline fumes 24 hours a day. There don’t appear to be any ponds or even baseball fields.
Webner Park looks like it could be the place in the neighborhood for teenage trysts, furtive beer-drinking, or other nefarious behavior. In all likelihood, no Revere resident is going to have fond memories of their time spent lolling on the burnt-out fields of Webner Park. Sigh.