Established to offer individuals and groups the opportunity to honour friends and loved ones, or to celebrate special events through the refurbishment of an existing park bench, or the installation of a new bench.
A bronze plaque will be placed on the bench to serve as a lasting tribute. Opportunities also exist for park tables.
|Type of Bench||Cost||Includes|
|Existing Park Bench||$2500||Bench refurbishing, purchase and installation of a new plaque|
|New Park Bench/Location||$3500||Installation of new bench, plaque, and installation of concrete pad.|
|Plaque details||7.6cm x 28cm (3in x 11in) Bronze, 3-4 lines of text (40 characters per line)|
The new location request will be forwarded to Parks Planning and Design for review and approval. If the location is approved, a community consultation process will be undertaken. Residents in view of the bench will be polled and a sixty-six percent (66%) approval is required for the City to proceed with the bench.
Individuals and/or groups who wish to participate in the Benchmark Program are required to complete the Benchmark Donation Form and provide a Cheque made payable to the City of Edmonton. Tax deductible receipts will be issued.
All benches and plaques will be maintained in their original location or in an area near the original location, if possible, as long as the bench is safe and viable. The disposition or relocation of the bench/plaque is at the sole discretion of the City of Edmonton. The landscape will remain in its natural state. Maintaining a viewpoint or vista is not part of the program. Benches placed along ravines with a drop off may require a wrought iron railing. This will be installed at the donors cost.
Allocation of Funds
Proceeds from the Benchmark Program will go towards the preservation and development of the Green Spaces in the City of Edmonton.
How to Participate
- Complete the Benchmark Donation Form
- Send application and cheque payable to the City of Edmonton to the contact below.
For more information:
City of Edmonton Benchmark Program
|Title||Benchmark Program Coordinator|