The Elizabeth Park Conservancy started a bench program in 1990 as a way for people to honor family and friends, and for the park to install much-needed places to sit and rest for visitors. There are over 100 benches in the park, and our visitors use them daily.
A personalized plaque is installed with your message for your honoree. If you live in the area, please come to see the benches and samples of messages. You will also get a sense of the park and where you might want to install a new bench or refurbish an existing one.
While most of the spots in and around the gardens are filled, there are opportunities to refurbish older benches as well as install new ones in other areas. The donation for benches located in the Rose Garden is $5,000, while those located outside the Rose Garden is $2,500. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the program at 860-231-9443. You can review the Bench Dedication Policy and Application form by clicking on the link on the right.