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Park Bench Donations

Bench in a Surrey park.

You're invited to celebrate a special occasion or honour a legacy with the donation of a City park bench.

If you would like to make a donation, download the Donation Bench Application and submit it to Park Operations via email at or mail a hard copy to 6651 148 Street, Surrey, BC V3S 3C7. Parks staff will evaluate your request and contact you to let you know if a donation is available in the park you’ve requested. All donations must directly benefit the people of Surrey and fall in line with the City’s strategic park plan.

New Bench Donations

All new bench donations are for a fixed 20 year term. Once the 20 year term is complete the current donor will not have the option of renewal. This will open the opportunity for others to be a donor.

Bench styles are pre-determined by City staff and are dependent on the future plans for the park:

  • Surrey Bench $2500
  • Cast (Frances Andrews) Bench $3500

Dedications on Existing Benches

Dedication costs for existing benches is based on the life span of the bench chosen. Cost is based on a 20 year full bench life, as well as the specific type of bench chosen. Depending on the life span remaining, the donation cost will be pro-rated in 5 year increments.

  • Surrey benches will be based on a cost of $625/5-year increments
  • Frances Andrew benches will be based on a cost of $875/5-year increments

For example, the cost to dedicate an existing Surrey bench that is between 6-10 years old:
= $625/5 year increment x 2 increments = $1,250.

Bench Donation Locations

The approved location of a bench installation depends on proposed future development within a park, the location of underground utilities, sensitive habitats, and other site restrictions. Some parks may already be at capacity and therefore a new bench may not be available.

Please note that we no longer have new bench donations at:

  • Blackie Spit
  • Boundary Park
  • Crescent Beach
  • Crescent Park
  • Elgin Heritage Park
  • Kwomais Point Park
  • Southmere Village Park

Opportunities for bench dedications at these location will be advertised on the bench. Requests will be granted on a first come first served basis. No waitlists will be maintained.

Installation of the Bench

The term begins once the bench is installed. Installations occur in the spring and fall (weather permitting).

Exact dates cannot be specified due to weather, park construction and special events. Depending on the timing of your order, the installation will be scheduled for the next available installation date.

Full payment is required before a park bench is added.

Please review the Donation Bench Application for full program details.