The MD is pleased to announce the launch of its new Bench Dedication Program. Under this program, an important date, a personal message, or the name of a loved one can now accompany park benches that will be placed in scenic locations across the MD.
Each commemorative bench will be accompanied by a bronze plaque with a personal message. It can mark the memory of a friend or family member, celebrate a birthday or anniversary or observe any other type of significant event. The Bench Dedication Program is open to individuals and groups alike.
The Bench Dedication Program is intended to be operated on a full cost recovery basis. A donation fee of $4,000 per dedication bench and plaque is required to cover the purchase, installation, long-term maintenance and administrative costs of approved benches in perpetuity. An additional dedication plaque can be purchased for $200. Maintenance funding is placed into a perpetual care reserve account for supporting the Bench Dedication Program. Please note that program fees are reviewed annually by Council and are subject to change.
Bench Locations and Installation
The MD will maintain a list of approved sites that are available for the installation of a commemorative bench. Locations on MD lands outside of the listed approved sites may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to review and approval by Council. The MD will be responsible for the purchase and installation of all benches and plaques.
How to Apply
Donors wishing to participate in the Bench Dedication Program may do so by completing a Bench Dedication Program application form. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. However, an application must be received prior to September 1st to be installed in the same year.