Hudson, NH – Benson’s Wild Animal Farm is Now a Public Park

By on November 17, 2010

Do you remember Benson’s Wild Animal Farm in Hudson, NH from when you were a child?

In May of 2010 it reopened as a town park for recreational use. It’s free. The park has been rehabilitated for the trails and remaining buildings such as the Gorilla House & the Elephant House. During fall, it is a great time to bring your pets and family, or go for a jog, bike ride, or a brisk walk. The park contains miles of trails, as well as many beautiful lakes and ponds.

Get out there and check it out. Here is the link to the park brochure: http://www.bensonsanimalfarm.com/ParkBrochure.pdf.


  1. Karyn Ratte

    May 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Are there public restrooms?

  2. Patricia Valeriani

    October 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    My first visit today left me feeling very happy. The Friends of Bensons have done a wonderful job of fixing up the park. I enjoyed my walk today, so peaceful and calming. The 911 memorial is beautiful and seeing the original buildings and markers to some long gone sights brought back memories. I will be back again. Thank you to all of the Friends of Bensons for all your hard work.

  3. Kelly Stettner

    April 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Just came across some photos of me and my family at Benson’s Wild Animal Park in probably 1972/73. Fun stuff, I miss such places in New England.

  4. Verani Realty

    April 9, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Those are great to hold on to. Fun memories! I recently moved and found some of my souvenirs of Benson’s. My family has pictures of me riding an elephant there. The good ole days! Remember going there also on school field trips. Glad to see the park is getting some good use today. I understand what you mean by missing it, I wish my kids were able to experience what we experienced there ‘back in the day.’

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