The City of Dublin has introduced a new program to the community, whereby the public may honor special people or events in their lives by "adopting" a new or existing six-foot steel bench in one of Dublin's many parks. Through the program, any individual, family, business, or community group can provide a donation to adopt a park bench, which includes a personal message on an engraved bronze dedication plaque. A donor would choose from one of two options:
- Adopt an Existing Bench - Donation level of $1,500, which includes a customized plaque installed on an existing park bench within a City of Dublin park.
- Adopt a New Bench - Donation level of $2,500, which includes a brand-new park bench to be installed, along with a customized plaque, in a City of Dublin park. Consideration would be given to replace an existing bench that has reached the end of its useful life.
The standard dedication plaque measures 2" x 10". Sentiment on the plaque is limited to three lines, 30 characters per line (including spaces).
Upon installation, all park benches and plaques will become the property of the City of Dublin and maintained by the Public Works Department. The donor does not have any claim to ownership of either the bench or the plaque.
There is a ten-year bench maintenance and plaque replacement guarantee. Maintenance of all benches will be the responsibility of the City of Dublin to include graffiti removal and painting, as-needed.
The bench will be kept in place if serviceable beyond ten years. When a bench is no longer serviceable, applicants will be advised and given the opportunity to purchase a new bench under the terms and conditions then in effect. If it is not renewed, the commemorative bench may be rededicated by a new donor.
For more information on the Adopt-a-Bench Program, please contact the Parks and Community Services Department at (925) 556-4500.