Bench, Bike Rack, and Tree Dedication Program
Through our Bench, Bike-Rack and Tree dedication program, friends and families can create a dedication or memorial by placing a public bench, bike-rack or tree in one of the Town of Antigonish parks, playgrounds or walk-ways. Each dedication carries a different story through the words engraved on the plaque. These lovely dedications with their bronze plaques serve as a lasting reminder or a timeless gift to a loved one.
The dedications are an attractive and useful addition to our recreational areas and are much appreciated by the many citizens who visit and use Antigonish Town parks and walk-ways every day.
Each year memorial benches, bike racks or trees are donated and installed throughout the Town of Antigonish parks, playgrounds and walk-ways by citizens and organizations in memory of loved ones, friendships or to commemorate a special event.
Estimated costs below include the item, installation, and plaque costs) (HST Included):
- Bench: $1,500.00
- Bike Rack: $1,150.00
- Tree: $400.00
*Costs subject to change
Bench/Bike Rack/Tree Placement
With prior approval, dedications can be placed in any park, playground or walkway in The Town of Antigonish. As the number of dedications in parks increases, the Town will limit the amount allowed in each area. Please ask if your desired location is available before you begin the application process.
From the time of the receipt of the donation in full, it will take approximately 10-12 weeks to complete the installation of a bench. If there is brickwork involved in the installation, more time will be required to complete the installation. Installations during the winter months are not possible.
All donations are to be made out to the Antigonish Town Recreation Department in advance of placing orders for benches and plaques. More than one person can donate to a bench. Individual tax receipts can be issued for donations of $25 or more to the donor whose name appears on the cheque. Cash donations can also be tax receipted when accompanied by the donor name and address.
for more information, please contact our Department of Recreation.