Donate FacebookJoin

Park Bench Program

Donors who choose a bench through the Park Bench Program can have a personal inscription of their choice (and approved by the Parks Department) installed on a bench. Complete the Park Bench Program form (PDF, 38 KB) to take advantage of this opportunity.

Current park sites where benches can be adopted include the Parade Ground, Van Cortlandt Park East, Sachkerah Woods, Kingsbridge Green, Indian Field Tennis Courts, the lake, Canine Court and more.

Messages from marriage proposals to memorials are some of the inscriptions that have been conveyed throughout the Park Bench Program, citywide. Commemorative benches in Van Cortlandt Park are $2,500, and the funds help to enhance and beautify the park.  The Park Bench Program is modeled after a bench program started in 1986 by the Volunteer Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy.

But it doesn’t stop with benches! Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy offers various sponsorship opportunities —innovative ways for businesses, community groups, and individuals to provide financial support for the care and maintenance of their local greenspace.

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities in Van Cortlandt Park, please call (718) 430–1890.