Memorial Bench Donation

Memorial Bench Donation

Now accepting requests for new memorial benches. Requests must be received by Feb. 29.

The memorial bench program provides an opportunity to honor, remember and pay tribute to loved ones. Memorial benches also support efforts to enhance open space properties while benefiting the entire community.

Memorial Benches

Requests for new memorial benches will be accepted Jan. 2 – Feb. 29.

  • Memorial bench cost: $3,000 and covers the construction, installation, and maintenance of a standard Parks & Open Space bench. Bench is made from a durable recycled material.
  • Term limit: 15 years with the option to renew for another 15 years.
  • Benches can be requested for deceased people only (sorry, no pets or animals).

Memorial Bench

Optional Plaque

  • A plaque may be added, but it must be paid and ordered by the requesting party.
  • Must be a 3” x 5” bronze plaque with raised letters and a hidden mount (drilled and tapped for two bolts on the back side).
  • Manufactured by an outside vendor of your choice to our specifications (we can suggest some vendors).
  • Text must be large enough to be legible.
  • Text only. No icons or flourish, and no paint or color may be added to the plaque.

Other Info

  • The time frame between the initial request and the installation of the requested bench may vary greatly depending on the location and time of year. Please maintain reasonable expectations.
  • The final decision for bench requests will be determined by a team of staff members who will review all requests. It is not possible to fulfill every request.

Bench Requests

There are two options when requesting a memorial bench. Bench requests are accepted Jan. 2 – Feb. 29.

Option 1
Pre-Approved New Bench Location (Preferred)

Several locations have already been pre-approved for new benches. This is the fastest and preferred method when requesting a memorial bench.

View the interactive map to get started. The map shows available locations and photos.

Memorial Bench Interactive Map

Select a Pre-Approved Bench Location

Option 2
New Bench Location (Extended Process)

Benches can be requested at other locations and will be reviewed by staff. Staff will consider the need for a bench in that location, its impact on flora and fauna, ease of access for installation and maintenance, proximity to other benches, views, how much will it be used, etc. Not all requests for new memorial benches are approved.

Please note that trails in Boulder County are managed by multiple agencies including us (Boulder County Parks & Open Space), the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and others. We only install benches along trails we manage. We cannot assist you with bench requests on other agency’s trail. All trails we manage are listed on our Parks & Trails page.

Memorial Bench Request Form

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