Upcoming events:

Upcoming Events

Volunteers, Members & Friends Appreciation Night Thursday, Nov. 14th, 6-8 pm

Volunteers, members and friends of The Friends of Benson Park are invited to join us for free appetizers.  It's our way of saying "thanks for your support during 2019". 

Charity Gaming - November 10-20th

 The Friends of Benson Park has been selected as a charity partner of The River Casino & Sports Bar in Nashua.  Come cheer on your favorite team on dozens of big screen TVs.  Please join us for food and fun on any of the dates shown.  Plenty of parking (free after 6pm and all weekend).

35% of gaming proceeds goes directly to the restoration of the Elephant Barn at Benson Park.   

Santa at Benson Park - Sunday, December 8th, 1-3 pm

 Benson Park, Elephant Barn, 19 Kimball Hill Rd, Hudson, NH 03051 Photos with Santa!

Small donation of $5 is requested, but no one will be turned away!
Light refreshments will be served to our guests.  Please join us! We decorate a portion of the Elephant Barn for Christmas! It's a fun family event.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. Santa likes to have his photo taken with families, too!

About Us

Board of Trustees


John Leone, Chaiman/President

Mike Carrafiello  ​​​

Natalie Newell, Secretary

Nadine Villafranca, Treasurer

Dana Morin-Sion - Store Manager

Richard Tassi - Museum Designer  ​

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.

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