Public Works Department - Bench Donation Program Information (714) 960-8861
Thank you for your interest in donating a name recognition or dedication bench to be placed on the Municipal Pier, along Bluff Top Park or one of the many City’s parks. As you can appreciate, there is currently a waiting list for people to place a bench in these locations.
At the Community Services Commission meeting held on October 11, 2017, the Commission voted to place a moratorium on placing additional benches within Central Park; and that the Secret Garden, Shipley Nature Center and Urban Forest are excluded form the program.
Please contact the Public Works Department at (714) 960-8861 to place your name on the waiting list for the Municipal Pier, Bluff Top Park and all other City parks. Please be advised the Pier and Bluff Top Park have been full for some time and no benches are to be placed in the foreseeable future.
The City of Huntington Beach has an established policy for recognizing donations for park benches. Per the conditions of Resolution 2004-90 adopted by City Council, you may donate a park bench in memory of a relative or loved one, with the following options:
Other wording for plaques should be submitted to the Public Works Department for approval. Your preferred option will be placed on a four-inch by ten-inch (4” x 10”) bronze plaque (accommodating up to 40 characters) affixed to the bench.
The City of Huntington Beach has approved a standard bench, which is available for purchase. The Public Works Department coordinates bench donations for the City and will make the necessary arrangements for ordering and delivery of the bench; however, the financial transaction will be between the individual donor and Quick Crete Products; and Mark Bard Construction for the concrete pad.
The Public Works Department will approve your proposed wording based on the approved text noted above. Checks should be made directly to Quick Crete Products once a final cost is determined. Please keep in mind that this transaction is a one-time purchase. The City cannot be financially responsible for vandalism to the bench or plaque. Also, in the event that the bench needs to be removed due to an unsafe condition, you will be contacted to determine if you would like to pay for replacement of the bench. Otherwise, the bench will be removed and a standard bench will be installed whenever funds become available. The City will try and accommodate specific location requests to the best of its ability, however, the City reserves the right to move benches as needed for operational needs; your bench donation does not guarantee a specific location on the park or pier.
Thank you, again, for your interest.
Public Works Department