Ellen’s Garden of Prayer

The Ellen Martindale Prayer Garden is northwest of the church building. This secluded area complete with a fountain, walking path, benches, and a gazebo provides an ideal location for prayer, meditation, and self-reflection. The prayer garden is open to members of the Park Avenue Church of Christ as well as the entire spiritual community of Denison. Gifts may be made in memory or honor of others. All donations will be used for Prayer Garden upkeep.

The Prayer Garden is also an intimate and quaint location for weddings and funerals. Any public use of the Prayer Garden must be scheduled through the church office. Below are the guidelines for public use:

  1. No more than 75 guests can be accommodated.

  2. A $200 damage deposit is required upon reservation of Prayer Garden.

  3. There is a $200 usage fee. All fees will be used for Prayer Garden upkeep.

  4. No additional chairs are allowed in Prayer Garden.

  5. The Prayer Garden is a natural setting, therefore decorations in trees are prohibited.

  6. No bird seed or rice.

  7. No bubbles, coloring, or any thing else allowed to be added to the fountain.

  8. No nails, thumbtacks, hooks, tape or any other material to be used on the arbor.

  9. Appropriate pre-approved music is allowed.

  10. No smoking or alcohol.

Reservation of the Prayer Garden does not include use of the building. In the event that the building is needed for bathrooms, dressing rooms, or a reception an additional custodial fee will be assessed.

The Prayer Garden is also a beautiful place for professional photography for special occasions. If you plan on using the Prayer Garden for such use, please notify the church office to eliminate any possible conflicts. There is no fee for such use, however, a donation to maintain the Prayer Garden would be welcome.

Memorial gifts for maintenance and upkeep of the garden can be made to:

Ellen’s Garden of Prayer

Park Avenue Church of Christ

3000 Park Avenue

Denison, TX 75020