Enhancing Calgary’s parks and pathways through dedication tables and benches.

      Summer 2017:







Leave a lasting memory with one of Calgary’s many benches and picnic tables, located in a city park or along a pathway.

For over 25 years, our Bench Dedication Program has allowed friends and families to dedicate an existing bench in one of Calgary’s numerous parks or pathways. Each of the over 1,200 benches carries a different story through the words engraved on a customized bronze plaque.


Parks Foundation Calgary just expanded the dedication program to include Picnic Tables. These beautiful, brand new tables are made from red Meranti wood and seat up to six people. The tables also accommodate strollers and wheel chairs at one end. Have a picnic and enjoy your custom inscription on a memory plaque located in the centre of the table.

There are dedication tables available in 6 signature city parks: Stanley Park, Riley Park, North Glenmore Park, Bowness Park, Confederation Park, Edworthy Park.

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Benches and tables are constructed from dark red Meranti wood, chosen both for its beauty and ability to withstand Calgary’s climate conditions. The frame and legs are steel. A 3” X 10″ inset bronze plaque contains your custom dedication message.

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Bench: $4,200.00 each For a 10 year term
Picnic Table: $4,900.00 each For a 10 year term

The price includes cost of the bench, custom plaque, installation, maintenance and administration costs. The wood is well maintained to ensure benches and tables retain their beauty over time.

At the end of the 10 year term, you will be contacted to ask if you would like to renew your dedication bench or table. If you do not renew, the bench or table will become available for new person to dedicate.

Prices are subject to change.

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“I really love the Calgary dog culture and all the great off leash parks that we have. I wanted to leave some type of memorial for my best dog Cooper who passed away. I love sitting on the bench in the morning when the sun comes up.”
~Jeffery Engel


There are hundreds of available dedication benches across the city. You can sponsor a bench if it does not have a dedication plaque presently or after a previous dedication has expired. No new benches will be placed. 

Please note:  Parks Foundation Calgary can only replace existing city benches in the same location.

There are brand new dedication tables available in 6 city parks: Stanley Park, Riley Park, North Glenmore Park, Bowness Park, Confederation Park, Edworthy Park. Contact Parks Foundation to find out more about the exact location of these new tables.

Please contact us to inquire about availability of the bench or table you wish to dedicate before you begin the application process. Note that your sponsorship of a bench or table does not constitute ownership or give you priority use for the bench or table.


From the time of the receipt of the donation in full, it will take approximately 10 to 12 weeks to complete the installation of a bench. Installation during winter is not possible.

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Tax Receipts

The bench or table price is considered a non-refundable donation to Parks Foundation Calgary and a tax receipt will be issued for the full amount, $4,200 for a bench or $4,900 for a table (see Tax Receipt Guidelines below). Orders must be paid in full prior to Parks Foundation Calgary confirming and commencing work.

More than one person can donate to a bench or table. Individual tax receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more to the donor whose name appears on the cheque or credit card. If you are providing a cash donation, please include your contact details so a tax receipt can be issued.

Certain conditions apply. For more information, please view the files listed below.

Tax Receipt Guidelines

Privacy Policy

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Should you have any questions about this service or process, please contact Sheila Ferguson at (403) 974-0751, sferguson@parksfdn.com.

Our detailed application form can be found below.

Application Form


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