Contribute to the beauty and enjoyment of Council Bluffs’ parks by adopting a park bench to honor loved ones or celebrate special occasions. This program not only enhances the enjoyment of park and trail visitors, but also allows for the recognition of your organization, business, or someone special in a unique and lasting manner. Most park benches have a standard cost of $750.00 but can be as high as $1,500.00 depending on the bench style and location. This is a tax-deductible donation and the process is as follows:
1. Donor reviews Adopt-a-Bench Policies and contacts the Parks & Recreation Department to identify a specific park or trail locations and discuss the type of bench that will be required. Calls should be directed to (712) 328-4650.
2. Donor completes this donation form and returns it with a check made payable to the Friends of the Park Foundation. A receipt will be sent acknowledging the donation has been received.
3. Plaque wording is approved by Parks & Recreation staff and plaque/bench are ordered.
4. Plaque and bench will be installed at the agreed upon location within a few weeks, with weather, delivery and workload permitting.
Contact the Parks & Recreation Office for details on the Adopt-a-Bench policies and procedures.