Filming location in The Shawshank Redemption

Filming Location
Brooks’ Park Bench

Brooks is seen feeding birds in a park, longing for a visit from his pet crow Jake. This touching moment was filmed in the in Mansfield, Ohio, United States. Click on the map pin icon in the navigation for the exact filming location.

“Sometimes after work I go to the park and feed the birds. I keep thinking Jake might show up and say hello, but he never does. I hope wherever he is, he’s doing okay and making new friends.”


Where was the Brooks Park Bench scene filmed?

In “Shawshank Redemption”, the memorable scene where Brooks feeds birds and reminisces about his past unfolds in Central Park, situated on N Park St in Mansfield, Ohio, USA. The original bench that served as the backdrop for this poignant moment has been replaced by a gazebo. However, a replica of the bench, commemorated with a Shawshank plaque, is positioned just west of the gazebo, along the park’s paved walkway.

More about the Bench in Central Park in Mansfield

Central Park, nestled in downtown Mansfield, spans two acres and is renowned for its bench from “Shawshank Redemption”. Interestingly, the original bench from the film once stood where the gazebo is now. Visitors can find a replica of this bench just west of the gazebo, identified by its green color and a special Shawshank plaque. Apart from its filmic significance, the park features a gazebo, gardens, the Historic Vasbinder Fountain, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The surrounding Central Park District enriches the experience with a mix of shops and eateries.

Scenes filmed in Mansfield park

Brooks Park Bench Scene
Brooks, played by James Whitmore, sits on a park bench feeding the birds and waiting for his pet crow Jake to show up, but he never does.

The Shawshank Redemption
Shop Now

Location on map

Location View

Location Video