Bench & Tree 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 park bench or tree in one of our City parks. 

​​Personal Donations
Place your personal mark on Virginia Beach by sponsoring a park bench or tree 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 or tree​​. The plaque can bear your business or organization name, address and phone number. Those that sit on your park bench or pass by your tree will know you are dedicated to community improvement and will appreciate the resting spot or shade.

Sponsorship Details - Benches​
The seat and back rest 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 2.5" x 5.75" plaque bearing the message you wish to include. 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 existing bench sponsorships are $499.​

Sponsorship Details - Trees

​Choose from a selection of beautiful native trees to place in our parks and other municipal properties. Species can include a​merican holly, bald cypress, black gum, little gem magnolia, littleleaf linden, live oak, serviceberry, sweetbay magnolia, swamp white oak, or tulip poplar. Price includes your choice of tree, a spring or fall planting, and a plaque bearing your message. The tree will be in place and maintained for up to 10 years. Please note that tree planting season is from late Fall to early Spring. So purchases during warm weather months may take up to​ six months before planting.

Tree sponsorships are $349.​

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