Honor the special people and events in your life and provide lasting beautification to our city parks!  Any individual, family, business or community group can purchase a bench with a personal message on an engraved plaque to be placed in a city park or golf course of the donor’s choice.

As of January 2019, we are limiting the maintenance of our plaques to 10 years, with an option to renew your donation at that time. Your plaque will remain in place even if you choose not to renew, but maintenance will not be guaranteed. Please note that we no longer install benches or plaques on trails, canyons, bluffs, and beaches.

In order for your request to be considered, you must submit the application below:

Donate-A-Bench Application


Recycled Materials Bench $3,500  Steel Bench $4,000  “Adopt-A-Bench” $1,500

Dedication plaque only to be placed on an existing park bench.


Keep in mind, the location of your bench must be inside a Los Angeles city park. To verify if your preferred location is in fact a city park, visit the Department of Recreation & Parks website:

Dedication Plaque Details:

In recognition of your gift, a dedication plaque with your personalized inscription will be mounted on your bench. Our standard dedication plaque measures 3” x 12” and can accommodate up to 211 characters (3 lines) of text, about 65-69 characters per line. Our logo will appear on the fourth line. We kindly request no birth or death dates be listed on the plaques.

Donation Details:

Please allow the entire process, from application review to final installation, to take at least 8 to 12 weeks, depending on your chosen location, which must be approved by the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department. Your donated bench is maintained as Los Angeles City park property.

All donations are tax deductible. We accept payment via check, made payable to “Los Angeles Parks Foundation” or via credit card, made online on our donation page. Please be sure to add a note or memo specifying the purpose of the donation.

For more information and to start your donation process, please contact Emily Williams at