New openings for commemorative park furniture at City locations
A new park furniture donation program is offering sites on the Discovery Pier and Baikie Island.
“People wishing to commemorate a special occasion or a loved one are invited to contact the City’s parks staff about new opportunities to donate furniture in parks,” says Ross Milnthorp, GM Parks, Recreation and Culture. “Parks staff can help people wishing to donate a bench or picnic table in other locations that may have special significance.”
Given the popularity of the former Legacy Landmark program, Campbell River was short on space to place new benches and tables, with a long list of people hoping to donate an item. The parks department has now contacted everyone on the wait list to inform them of the new furniture program.
“We sincerely appreciate the patience of those who waited for new furniture sites to become available,” Milnthorp adds.
The new park furniture donation policy offers individuals, groups or organizations an opportunity to lease a memorial park bench or table site for 15 years, with the City maintaining the landmark during that time. At the end of the 15-year term (or 25 years, if renewed), the bench/table space will be made available for renewal for a new donation with the first right of refusal given to the original donor.
A copy of the new Guidelines and Application form are also available online at www.campbellriver.ca.
For more information, please contact the Parks Department at 250-286-7275.
– Contributed by the City of Campbell River.