The Park Bench Donation Program is designed to increase public enjoyment of the park system in Frederick County. Giving the gift of a new park bench provides an invaluable service to the community. Donors may choose which park they would like to see their bench located, and work with our staff to select a specific site. Plaques (4” x 6” engraved stainless steel) are available for benches where donors may have their name listed, honor a loved one, or acknowledge a special achievement or memory.
Frederick County Parks and Recreation (FCPRD) will order, assemble, and install a donated bench in approved locations at Sherando, Clearbrook, and Frederick Heights Parks.
FCPRD will perform general maintenance and upkeep around the bench area.
A bench is guaranteed for the ‘useful life’ of a bench, a minimum of 10 years. Benches will remain after 10 years if they are determined to be in useful condition (determined by the Parks Superintendent).
FCPRD accepts no liability for damage to any bench from vandals or third parties.
FCPRD reserves the right to remove any donated benches that have been damaged or are beyond repair (as determined by the Parks Superintendent).
Benches are constructed of coated metal and are green in color.
The cost of a park bench is $450. Exact model/style is subject to change due to availability.
For those wishing to place a plaque on the bench to acknowledge the donation, a stainless steel 4” x 6” engraved plaque is available for purchase. Plaque will be installed to the backrest of the bench.The cost of the engraved plaque is $50.
In the event the plaque is damaged, defaced, and/or removed, FCPRD will replace it for the useful life of the bench.
Amount: Park Bench: $450 ea.
Plaque: $50 ea.
Please return the following information form. Make checks payable to: Frederick County Parks and Recreation (or: “FCPRD”)