“This is something we have been working toward for a long time,” Benson Parks and Recreation Director Matt Smith said. “We are so thankful for everyone that helped make this happen. This is a milestone for Benson and its green spaces. However, now the work must continue and we’re excited to begin the steps in making this dream come true.” Friday’s announcement marked a successful conclusion to a grant-seeking effort which took three years to successfully land. Mr. Smith said the town began the extensive process in 2016.