About Us

Friends of Benson Park

The “Friends of Benson Park” was founded in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Our Board of Directors has changed over the years but all of these dedicated volunteers have been involved in the fundraising and planning for the “Benson’s Wild Animal Farm Museum” to be housed in the Elephant Barn structure at Benson Park.

We would like to acknowledge & thank these former “Friends of Benson Park” Board members for their dedication to the greater Hudson community and the commitment to preserve Benson Park and it’s history:


Mike Carrafiello

John Crafts

Dan Levesque

Glen Della-Monica*

Sean Jasper

Paul Lacasse

Kenneth Matthews*

Mike McQueeney

Lynne Ober*

Fred Ramos*

Dana Sion

Rich Tassi

Nadine Villafranca

Note: * indicates Founding Members

Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve the legacy of the once famous “Benson’s Wild Animal Farm” by renovating the Elephant Barn at Benson Park into the “Benson’s Wild Animal Farm 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.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Friends of Benson Park work diligently to maintain the historic legacy of the park as well as provide a meaningful experience to the community.

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