Commemoration & Donation Program

Honor someone special and share your special memories by donating a park bench, shelter, playground equipment, or other amenity. This program offers a truly meaningful way for citizens to connect to their favorite city parks, celebrate milestones, and honor loved ones.

Park Benches

Park Bench with Recognition PlaqueDonations for new or existing park benches are accepted depending on location. Whether existing or new, a donor recognition plaque will be installed on the bench or at the base of the bench depending on the park and site conditions.

  • Existing Park Bench (limited locations): $500
  • Park Bench at our location choice: $1,500
  • Park Bench at your location choice: $2,500 (some limitations apply)

Shelters & Playground Equipment

Donations may be made for new items but options and locations may be limited based on age and condition of park, and any plans for current or future renovations. A donor recognition plaque will be installed depending on the location and site conditions.

  • Shelter: Contact for information
  • Playground Equipment: Contact for information

Other items or facilities may be options as well. To participate in the Commemoration and Donation Program, please review the Program Application and Policy (PDF), and then contact the City's Parks Manager at 757-382-6411 to discuss and review the programs, options and pricing.

Payment Information

Upon application review and approval, the Parks Manager will contact applicant and arrange for payment. Payment may be made by check payable to Chesapeake Treasurer or by credit card.

Commemoration and Donation Program
c/o Parks Manager
City of Chesapeake Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

1224 Progressive Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: 757-382-6411
Fax: 757-277-9365