When you donate a bench or another kind of manufactured asset, Parks Division staff makes a commitment to maintain that donation for ten years. Trees are maintained for their natural lifetime, but the plaque installed beside your tree is maintained for ten years. After this time, the plaque and the donation may be relocated or removed at the discretion of the Parks Division.
During this time, the Parks Division staff maintains and repairs your donation with the same frequency and methods as all other park features of that type. Occasionally there may be a need to relocate a donation if there are frequent repairs needed, or if the park area is undergoing new development. If this is the case, the Parks Division undertakes the relocation and covers all of the costs. If, at a later date, you wish to have your donation moved to another location but Parks Division has not identified this as a need, you will be responsible for the costs.
After the end of a maintenance term, the plaque on a donation is removed and if possible, given to the donor to keep. If you would like to renew your donation for another term, contact the Community Development Coordinator to discuss your options. These may include keeping the original plaque on your original donation, creating a new plaque on the original donation or a different feature, or installing a whole new feature.