Gift Benches

Park Bench Painting

As part of the Gifts-For-Parks Program, CRPR has worked with donors to provide funds for Gift Benches across the park system. Since 1997, 93 park benches have been added. Potential donors are encouraged to call the CRPR Office at (814) 231-3071 to discuss the available sites for park benches.

There are two types of benches available, depending on the park selected:

Municipal Park Benches

The municipal park bench is a commercial-grade, 6' long park bench (Dumor Bench #138-60PL), which weighs 126 pounds, and is made in Mifflintown, PA of recycled plastic lumber with a steel frame that is installed in concrete footers. A donation of $880 enables the purchase and installation of the bench along with a custom cast bronze plaque (2.5" x 8" to include defined wording & format) inset flush with the bench backrest. The park site, location, and plaque text is finalized in cooperation with agency staff.

Regional Park Benches 

The regional park bench is a heavier-duty, commercial-grade, 6' long park bench (Dumor Bench #11-60PL) which weighs 223 pounds, and is made in Mifflintown, PA of recycled plastic lumber with a steel frame in poured concrete footers. A donation of $990 enables the purchase and installation of the bench along with a custom cast bronze plaque (2.5" x 8" to include defined wording & format) inset flush with the bench backrest. The park, location and plaque text is finalized in cooperation with agency staff.

2019 Gift Bench Roster

YearPark LocationMunicipalityDescriptionLong.Lat.
2019Dalevue ParkCollege TownshipIn honor of Janice and Alvi Voight.  "We are too soon old and too late smart."W077 49.473N40 47.905
2019Spring Creek ParkCollege TownshipIn Loving Memory of Chris Harms, from Family & Friends of Chris HarmsW077 49.728N40 49.257
2019Circleville ParkPatton TownshipJim and Anita Thies - Celebrating 50 Years of MarriageW077 55.778N40 48.013
2019Holmes Foster ParkState College BoroughDedicated in Memory of Dr. Paul W. Welliver, Innovative Educator, Colleague, Mentor, and FriendW077 51.856N40 47.043
2019Tudek ParkFerguson TownshipIn memory of Jean Walker.  "Enjoy the Ride!"W077 53.728N40 47.848
2019Slab Cabin ParkCollege TownshipIn Memory of the long-time UPS Driver, Terry Addleman, with love from his wife and daughter.W077 49.610N40 48.536
2019Greenbriar-Saybrook ParkFerguson TownshipIn Loving Memory of Eva I. Montague.  "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows."W077 54.681N40 47.007
2019Homestead ParkFerguson TownshipIn Loving Memory of Niki Morris--mother, sister, daughter, and friend.  "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever."PendingPending
2019Spring Creek ParkCollege TownshipPresented by College Township in honor of Mary Wilson's retirement and her years of dedicated service to our community, 2000-2019.077 49.712N40 49.238
2019Tudek ParkFerguson TownshipIn Honor of Barbara Fisher from Tom Tudek Memorial Park Trustees077 53.724N40 48.073

Click for a complete Gift Bench Roster.

Gift Bench Donations may be made in person, by phone, by mail or via CRPR’s ActiveNet registration website. Please mail donations to:

Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority
2040 Sandy Drive, Suite A
State College, PA 16803
or contact the Agency at (814) 231-3071