Bench Buddies

Honor the memory of a loved one or gain positive exposure for your business by sponsoring a park bench or tree. Through your generous support, we gain community support for parkland preservation and beautification.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation​ offers the opportunity to sponsor a tree in one of our City parks. 

​​​​​​​​Personal Donations​

​​​​​​​​Place your personal mark on Virginia Beach by sponsoring a park bench in a designated park facility. With over 200 parks in our city, there are plenty of communal sites from which to choose. It’s an incredible opportunity to honor a loved one. The honorary plaque can express your commemoration and will be shared with the community for years to come.

Corporate Support

​Businesses also gain positive exposure for the company or organization by sponsoring a park bench. The plaque can bear your business or organization name, address and phone number. Those that sit on your park bench will know you are dedicated to community improvement and will appreciate the resting spot.

Sponsorship Details​

The seat and backrest of these six-foot long benches are made of recycled plastic and the bench is surface mounted on a concrete slab to ensure longevity and no muddy feet. Price includes the bench, installation, and a plaque bearing the message you wish to include. Please review the plaque guidelines here. Benches and plaques will be maintained a minimum of 10 years. At the end of 10 years, you will have the option to renew your patronage. There are numerous existing benches in the system waiting for a sponsor.

New benches are $799 and the existing benches are $499.

To sponsor a park bench and pay by check please complete the form here​.