Over the years, the effects of weather, age, and wear and tear take a toll on the park benches, as evidenced in the photo at right. It's been decades since those in Wooster Square Park last had a complete renovation or replacement. The company that made the current benches is no longer even in business.
So the Historic Wooster Square Association, in cooperation with the New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, is undertaking the project to bring them back to like-new condition.
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