Benson Sculpture Park
Benson Sculpture Garden has provided a beautiful and unique outdoor setting for showcasing of a large variety of sculpture since 1985. Currently, there are 154 pieces of sculpture on permanent display by world renowned artists. This well cared for 10-acre park includes handicap accessible sidewalks, a public restroom, several picnic areas and is dog friendly. Lake Loveland is across the street with a free swim beach as well so it is easy to make a whole day out of this location. It is a generally quiet and relaxing environment, a perfect opportunity to read the captions that accompany the art.
Funding from their annual Sculpture in the Park event each summer provides the Loveland High Plains Arts Council with funds to purchase new sculptures. This unique garden draws tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year. It has been recognized as "one of the 200 most important modern and contemporary art sites around the world” and as “one of the 20 must-see contemporary art sites across the USA".
The garden is open all year except for a small section that is closed during setup and takedown for the Sculpture in the Park show and sale. There is no admission fee to visit Benson Sculpture Garden except during the weekend of the show (the second weekend in August). The park may be viewed at any time of the day. A limited number of tours are available to groups of ten people or more. If you are interested in scheduling a tour, please call the LHPAC office at (970) 663-2940 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benson Sculpture Park pavilion reservations can be made through the City of Loveland Parks and Recreation Administrative Office located at 500 East Third Street, Suite 200 during regular business hours of Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
You may also choose to reserve this facility online at: https://webspeed.ci.loveland.co.us/scripts/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?xxmod=fr&wbsi=f27f1b82-2f50-37a0-e511-87d9e780ebc7&xxtype=SHLTR.
A park guide featuring images of each piece in the collection is available for $5 by contacting (970) 663-2940. There is also a printable map from their website for free.