Borough Benches


Relax and Take a Seat

In the fall of 2017, the Stonington Village Improvement Association recognized the need for increased public seating as a service to residents of Stonington Borough and its many visitors.  In the spring of 2018, in partnership with Stonington Borough, 15 teak, all-weather, public benches were installed in key locations including at Stonington Point, La Grua Park, Wadawanuck Square, the East Lawn at Stonington Point, Wayland’s Wharf, the Town Dock, Mathews Park, and Wimpfheimer Park near the Velvet Mill. SVIA friends Bill and Karen Rutherford built a beautiful bench around the tree in front of the James Merrill House.

Dedication to Family and Friends

Eleven of the benches have dedication plaques on them to and from friends and family.  If you are interested in a bench dedication, please write to us at