Welcome to Benson Park
Benson Park is a 166-acre, passive recreational park open daily to the general public and is the pride of the local residents & the greater Hudson community.
Full of rich history, Benson Park was once home to “Benson’s Wild Animal Farm”, owned and operated by John T. Benson from 1924 until 1943. After World War II, several other owners took over and the animal park remained open until 1987.
Since 2010, this beautiful park has been maintained by the Town of Hudson and groups of dedicated volunteers including the “Friends of Benson Park”.
We depend on funding from our members, private donations from local businesses and households and events such as “NH Gives”. In June of 2022, we were able to raise $9,000 during the NH Gives campaign!
Thanks to all of our supporters & sponsors!
Over 4 Miles of
Groomed Hiking Trails
Benson Park has hiking and walking trails combining for over 4 miles of loop paths compatible for all skill levels. The trails are both paved and natural with mild elevations and are accessible year-round. Leashed dogs are welcomed to use the trails.
The Friends of Benson Park, Inc. Would Love Your Help! We are a 100% volunteer operated non-profit, that receives no government funding. Please watch for a new exciting volunteer program coming soon!
Join The Newsletter
Sign up for our newsletter to receive notifications of up coming events and other Benson Park announcements!