Create a Safe Space in your Community

Join the Green Bench OC Movement!

We're inviting cities, parks, schools, libraries, community centers, and other Orange County organizations to join the Green Bench OC movement. When you paint a bench lime green in your community, you are showing your support for mental health awareness and acceptance!

Current Green Bench locations - MAP

#GreenBenchOC Locations

TGR Learning Lab
1 Tiger Woods Way
Anaheim, CA 92801

William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Drive
Buena Park, CA 90620

Richman Park
711 S. Highland
Fullerton, CA 92832

Independence Park
801 W. Valencia Drive
Fullerton, CA 92832

Rolling Hills Park
1515 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835

Ford Park
435 W. Wilshire
Fullerton, CA 92832

Hillcrest Park
1200 N. Harbor Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92832

West Coyote Hills Park
2100 N. Gilbert Street
Fullerton, CA 92832

Gilman Park
2590 Hartford Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92835

Gilbert Park
2120 W. Orangethorpe Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833

Laguna Lake Park
3120 Lakeview Drive
Fullerton, CA 92835

Orangethorpe Park
1737 W. Roberta Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833

South County Outreach
7 Whatney B
Irvine, CA 92618

Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Providence St. Joseph Hospital Orange 1100 W. Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Be Well OC
265 S. Anita Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Family Assistance Ministries
1030 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA 92673

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Let’s Get Started

Ready to join the movement? Use this handy checklist to plan your Green Bench OC event:

  • Obtain all necessary permissions to paint your organization's bench. 
  • Set a date and time for your painting event.
  • Recruit volunteers to paint the bench. 
  • Source the materials you will need: a drop cloth, gloves, painter's tape, rollers and brushes, and lime green paint.
    • You may also want to have sandpaper on hand to smooth any rough edges. 

    • Paint the bench and help end the stigma surrounding mental health!
    • Notify us when you are ready to paint, and we will send you a sign to place next to the bench explaining the meaning and importance of the Green Bench OC campaign.
    • Email with any questions. When your bench is complete, send us the location and we will add it to our directory!

    Planning a Green Bench OC painting event?

    Download this helpful how-to guide

    Painting Tips:

    If you are painting on a smooth surface, you may want to lightly sand your bench with 180-grit sandpaper before painting. Clean off any dust before you start painting. 

    Metal, plastics, and wood require different types of paint. When you buy your paint at the hardware or paint store, the staff can assist you with choosing the right type.

    Has your bench been painted before, or is it colored plastic? You will need a paint primer, which you can purchase with your paint. 

    Hang “wet paint signs” or cordon off the area until the paint is dry. You should allow at least 8 hours for the color to dry completely.

    Recommended Paint Colors

    Behr: Limeade

    Benjamin Moore: Lime Green or Sweet Pea

    Krylon: Jungle Green (spray paint)

    Glidden: Funky Frog or Green Pear

    Sherwin-Williams: Electric Lime