What's NEW?

Elephant Barn Store is CLOSED For The Season:


 We Re-open April 2020 Fri. Sat. & Sunday 12-4pm 

Featuring New for 2020 HERSHEY'S ICE CREAM!

Could You Lend Us a Hand With Construction?


The Friends of Benson Park, Inc. Would Love Your Help!

We are a 100% volunteer operated non-profit supporting Benson Park while also renovating the former Elephant Barn to become a museum.  All construction is done by volunteers and we could really use your help from "handymen" to trades professionals.

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Upcoming Events

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About Us

Board of Trustees


John Leone, Chaiman/President

Mike Carrafiello  ​​​

Natalie Newell, Secretary

Nadine Villafranca, Treasurer

Dana Morin-Sion - Store Manager

Richard Tassi - Renovation Manager ​

Other Contacts


Our History


 FoBP’s mission is to preserve the legacy  of the once famous “Benson’s Wild Animal Farm” by renovating the  Elephant Barn at Benson Park, into a museum which will house memorabilia  and provide educational opportunities to the community. FoBP will  accomplish this mission through volunteerism, fundraising, and the  promotion of Benson Park. 

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve Benson Park. 

Your generous donation will fund our mission.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Our Partners

The Friends of Benson Park, Inc. Proudly Features Hershey's Ice Cream.
You can't buy happiness, but you can by Ice Cream.... which is pretty much the same thing.
P Nutty Ice Cream Cone, GO NUTS
Only from Hershey's Ice Cream at The Benson Park Store.