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.  Benches are available for most of the City of Coral Gables Parks. Request your desired park and we’ll inquire about availability.. 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.

Benchstories

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

Cost

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

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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