The 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, 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.

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 below. Bench locations are subject to availability and approval.

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.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for commemorative bench orders to be fulfilled.

Please fill out the form below to purchase your bench with a card or check, or if you’d like us to contact you regarding the bench program.


Families and friends from around the community have placed benches in Coral Gables’ beautiful parks to honor memories, milestones and loved ones. Select families have been kind enough to share their memories and stories.

These are collections of the stories behind the benches, Benchstories.

Benchstories, Volume 1 Benchstories, Volume 2


Individuals, families and non-profit organizations: $1,700
Corporate Rate: $3,500

Benches Available

Alcazar Plaza
700 Alcazar Avenue
Betsy Adams & CG Garden Club Park
4650 Alhambra Circle
Catalonia Park
801 Catalonia Avenue
Coral Bay Park
1590 Campamento Avenue
Granada Park
5151 Granada Boulevard
J. Fritz and Frances Gordon Park
902 Country Club Prado
Lola B. Walker Pioneers Park
200 Grand Avenue
Majorca Park
937 Majorca Ave

Orduna Drive/Miller Road Triangle
Corner of Orduna & Miller Road
Phillips Park
90 Menores Avenue
Pierce Park
101 Oak Avenue
Ponce de Leon Park
1201 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Ruth Brian Owen Waterway Park
Granada Boulevard & Bird Road
San Sebastian Park
130 San Sebastian Avenue
William A. Cooper Park
4920 Washington Drive

Commemorative Bench Application

  • Please pick a bench location from the list of available parks and green spaces
  • The cost of the commemorative bench is tax-deductible. Pricing includes the bench, installation, and plaque. Checks are also accepted. Please make checks payable to the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
  • Plaques are 10.5 inches x 3 inches with a maximum of 4 lines of text with 24 characters on each line. Spaces are counted as characters. Wording for the plaque should be respectful and tasteful (avoiding profanity, advertisements, vulgar statements, etc.) and must meet the approval of the City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
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