Central Park, Mansfield

Central Park
Mansfield, Ohio 44902
City of Mansfield Parks webpage

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Central Park, Mansfield
Coordinates: 40.7583286, -82.5147915
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About Central Park
Central Park North in downtown Mansfield is one of the 14 Hollywood filming sites where The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. In Shawshank Redemption, Brooks (actor James Whitmore) is seen feeding the pigeons in the park, waiting for his pet crow Jake to show up but never does. You can also see the bench in Central Park North when you visit Ed Pickens’ Cafe on Main (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and look through a special area in the restaurant to view the bench. The bench is west of the Gazebo, facing south and is painted green (similar to in the movie) with a Shawshank plaque attached to it.

The park offers visitors two acres in downtown Mansfield, a gazebo, gardens, picnic area, playground equipment, the Historic Vasbinder Fountain, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and monuments. Nearby attractions, shops, and eateries surround the Central Park District.

No restroom facilities. There are restrooms at nearby businesses.