Sponsor a Park Bench, Picnic Table or other Facility

Celebrate BC Parks’ Legacy – and yours.

Commemorative Gifting Program

Commemorate a loved one; celebrate a special birthday or anniversary; or simply show your community that you care and support B.C.’s provincial parks by sponsoring a park bench, picnic table, or other facility in a park.

Note: sponsored facilities in BC Parks are eligible for an official tax receipt!

Contact

Troy Forslund
Facility Sponsorship Coordinator
Troy.Forslund@gov.bc.ca
phone: 250 952-6800

What can I sponsor?

Park Bench
Classic Park Bench

Made of sturdy, high quality western red cedar.
Cost: $3,000 – includes installation, customized plaque, & maintenance for 10 years.

Please note: the limited-edition park benches made from recycled plastic for BC Parks’ 100th anniversary have all been sponsored. Click here to read about BC Parks’ 100 for 100 Park Bench Challenge, see photos of the centennial benches, and read some heart-warming stories about why people decided to sponsor a bench.

Cedar picnic table
Picnic Table

Made of sturdy, high quality western red cedar.
Cost: $4,000 – includes installation, customized plaque & maintenance
for 10 years.

Meziadin Picnic Shelter
Picnic/Cooking Shelter

Design, materials and cost will vary from site to site.

Estimated cost range: $55,000 – $150,000 – includes installation, customized plaque & maintenance for the life of the shelter (approx. 25 years).

 

Playground
Playground

Design, materials and cost will vary from site to site.
Estimated cost range: $30,000 – $70,000 – includes installation, customized plaque & maintenance for the life of the playground (approx. 25 years).

If you have another facility in mind for sponsorship, please contact BC Parks at ParkInfo@victoria1.gov.bc.ca
to discuss possible options.

In which park can I sponsor?

Sponsorship opportunities exist in many provincial parks and we invite all requests.

BC Parks staff will make every effort to accommodate your location request, but please be aware that there must be a need for the facility (i.e. some parks have reached their limit on the number of benches installed); and, each location must be assessed for ecological and cultural impacts. For these reasons, not all requests may be possible.

How do I sponsor?

After you have reviewed the above information and decided on what you would like to sponsor, and where

  • Contact BC Parks’ Facility Sponsorship Coordinator or phone 250 952-6800. BC Parks will confirm with our regional staff that your requested location is available.
  • Once we have approved your sponsorship, we require payment by way of cheque made payable to the: Minister of Finance. Cheques can be mailed to:
    ATTN: BC Parks, Manager of Partnerships & Donations
    Ministry of Environment
    PO Box 9398 STN PROV GOVT
    Victoria, BC  V8T 5J9
  • Once payment is received, BC Parks’ staff will initiate installation of your sponsored facility and keep you informed of the estimated complete date.
  • An official tax receipt will be mailed to you for the full sponsorship value.

Plaques and Inscriptions

A bronze-casted or stainless steel plaque (depending on the climate) will be placed on the bench, picnic table or other facility for dedication purposes.

Plaques placed on a bench or picnic table are a standard size (2 inches by 6 inches) which allow for three lines of text, each with a maximum of 26 characters, including spaces and punctuation.

Plaques placed on a picnic shelter or near a playground will vary in size, but will be approximately 8 inches by 10 inches to allow for a company or organization’s logo in addition to a few lines of text.

Sponsors may choose to include their company or organization’s logo on their plaque. The size of the logo will depend on the size of the plaque. Please contact BC Parks for details on submitting a logo.