Brooks' Bench

Brooks' Bench

Central Park in Downtown Mansfield

Corner of Main St. (Rt. 13) and Park Ave. West, Mansfield, OH
(419) 744-9820
(Parks Dept. Office)

Open Sunrise-11PM

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ABOUT THE SITE

In the heart of Downtown Mansfield lies Central Park. Catch some shade from the sun and admire the lively surroundings from the gazebo or have lunch in the picnic area. If you're bringing your children along The Shawshank Trail, Central Park also offers a playground area.

 

SHAWSHANK TRAIL FUN FACT

In the movie you'll remember Brooks sitting down on the bench in Central Park to feed the birds. He waits hoping his pet crow, Jake will show up to say hello, but he never does. The original bench used in The Shawshank Redemption is now where the gazebo stands. The replica bench is just west of the Gazebo along the paved walkway in the park. Look for the green bench with the Shawshank plaque and snap a picture!

WHAT'S NEARBY?

Brooks Was Here Chocolate SceneIf you're a chocolate lover, then Squirrel's Den is the place for you. Snack on a Prison Candy Bar and check out movie scenes of The Shawshank Redemption made entirely out of chocolate!  

 

  • The Shawshank Trail
  • Comfort Inn Splash Harbor
  • Best Western Richland Inn
  • Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District