Benches and Plaques
About the Program
The City of Bothell Parks Department offers the opportunity to recognize and assist donors' plans to commemorate and honor a loved one. This program allows an individual to dedicate a bench to be placed in one of our parks. To maintain consistency throughout our parks system and manage the installation, the Parks and Recreation Department has selected a standard bench and plaque.
To review the City of Bothell's parks, please visit our online Parks Guide. When you are ready to apply for this program, please list your choices for a park location.
Note: Due to the generosity of donors, the following parks are unavailable to receive additional bench or table donations: Blyth Park, Brackett’s Landing, Cedar Grove, Doug Allen, North Creek Fields, Park at Bothell Landing, & Volunteer Park.
Bench Style & Plaque
The park bench is 6 feet in length, and composed of colored, recycled plastic slats. An embedded plaque will be added to the bench; donors are responsible for providing the content for the plaque at the time of submitting the application.
- Plaque Size: 4"x6"
- Bench Size: 6'
- Plaques are furnished by the City, with the content proposed by the donor. Spelling and content accuracy are the responsibility of the donor. Plaque content is subject to review and approval by City staff.
Orders & Payment
To place an order, please complete the online application. Commemorative benches cost $3,000 and includes: bench, plaque, concrete pad, installation and general maintenance for the life of the bench, which is estimated to be about 15 years.
Checks are currently the only method of payment accepted. Checks are to be made payable to the City of Bothell. Payment must be made in full prior to bench/plaque purchase and installation.
Once you've determined your park of interest for a bench or plaque, please submit an inquiry form online. The Park Operations Manager will contact you for further coordination prior to payment. Please give 10 business days for reviewing process. Upon approval and payment, your donation bench will be installed in the next available installation window. Installation windows are determined by seasonal variations in workload and weather impacts.
For questions regarding donation of benches, plaques, or other materials, please contact Scott Purdy, Park Operations Manager.
The City will maintain the donated bench for its natural lifetime, estimated to be approximately 15 years. Should vandalism occur, the City will make every effort to clean/repair bench. If the bench becomes too unsafe to sit on or it it’s vandalized beyond repair or in a manner that makes it visually unacceptable or it no longer meets City standards, removal of the bench is at the sole discretion of the City. The City may remove, relocate and shall otherwise have sole control over the donated bench. The City makes no warranty to replace any damage or loss to a bench and/or plaque. Plaques become the property of the City and there is no guarantee of return in the event that the bench is removed.
While the City appreciates donations for benches, the City is under no obligation to accept donations even if the request meets all criteria set forth in the policy. City of Bothell procedures, policies, guidelines and fees outlined in this guide are subject to periodic review and changes.