The Commemorative Bench Program
Commemorative Bench Program
HONOR LEGACIES. MARK YOUR MEMORIES.
In partnership with the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Community Foundation offers The Commemorative Bench Program. The program provides a meaningful way for people, nonprofit organizations, government organizations and companies to honor the legacy of a loved one, a special milestone, or commemorative event with a bench in one of the City’s green spaces or parks.
Families and friends from around the community have placed benches in Coral Gables’ beautiful parks to honor memories, milestones and loved ones.
This is a collection of the stories behind the benches, Benchstories. Click here to read Benchstories, Volume 1.
Commemorative Bench Application
Within your preferred park, a brand new bench will be installed with a plaque in one of the City’s beautiful green spaces or parks. Please submit your proposed plaque inscription for approval on the Commemorative Bench Application.The commemorative benches are 6 feet long, UV and moisture resistant and have an estimated 15-year lifetime. Please select the location of your bench from the list of available parks and green spaces here.
Individuals, families and non-profit organizations: $1,700
Corporate Rate: $3,500
The cost of the commemorative bench is tax deductible. Pricing includes the bench, installation and the plaque. Please make checks payable to the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Credit cards are also accepted.
PURCHASE DEADLINES + INSTALLATION PERIODS
Commemorative bench orders placed by December 31st will be installed during the months of March and April. Commemorative bench orders placed by June 30th will be installed during the months of August and September.
Click here to pay for your bench using a credit card.
If you prefer to pay by check, please make checks payable to the
Coral Gables Community Foundation and mail the application to:
The Coral Gables Community Foundation
1825 Ponce De Leon Blvd, PMB 447
Coral Gables, FL 33134
You may also download and submit the application here.