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Borough Benches & Tables


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 East Lawn at Stonington Point, Wadawanuck Square,  Wayland’s Wharf, the Town Dock, Mathews Park, La Grua Park, and Wimpfheimer Park near the Velvet Mill. SVIA friends Bill and Karen Rutherford recently built a beautiful bench around the tree in front of the James Merrill House.

In addition, three picnic tables were built by SVIA volunteers and placed in Mathews Park (2) and Wimpfheimer Park (1).

Dedication to Family and Friends

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

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