Park Avenue Church of Christ sits on about 10 acres of land at the corner of Park Avenue and Highland Park Drive in Denison, Texas.  Our campus consists of two main buildings. Our main building was opened in 1987 and houses our worship center, adult classes, and pre-school classes. The worship center seats over 600.  Our main facility also houses an atrium area for smaller meetings and a small kitchen. The atrium is often used for showers and other special occasions.

In 2010 Park Avenue opened its Family Life Center which we affectionately call “The Ark.”  It contains a full court basketball court, a full stage, an industrial kitchen, and classrooms for all our school aged classes.  “The Ark” is ideal for our all-church meals and functions as well as providing plenty of room for athletic activities.  Three larger rooms are reserved for our youth group, children in 7th-12th grade.

A beautiful Prayer Garden is located in the northwest corner of our property.  The garden is an ideal place for quiet reflection, small gatherings, and great for photography.

If you have any questions or wish to reserve the building call the church office at 903-465-1288 or email office@parkavenuechurch.com.

A History of the ARK at Park Avenue

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 the 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 birdseed or rice.
7. No bubbles, coloring, or anything else is 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. If 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