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
|2019||Dalevue Park||College Township||In honor of Janice and Alvi Voight. "We are too soon old and too late smart."||W077 49.473||N40 47.905|
|2019||Spring Creek Park||College Township||In Loving Memory of Chris Harms, from Family & Friends of Chris Harms||W077 49.728||N40 49.257|
|2019||Circleville Park||Patton Township||Jim and Anita Thies - Celebrating 50 Years of Marriage||W077 55.778||N40 48.013|
|2019||Holmes Foster Park||State College Borough||Dedicated in Memory of Dr. Paul W. Welliver, Innovative Educator, Colleague, Mentor, and Friend||W077 51.856||N40 47.043|
|2019||Tudek Park||Ferguson Township||In memory of Jean Walker. "Enjoy the Ride!"||W077 53.728||N40 47.848|
|2019||Slab Cabin Park||College Township||In Memory of the long-time UPS Driver, Terry Addleman, with love from his wife and daughter.||W077 49.610||N40 48.536|
|2019||Greenbriar-Saybrook Park||Ferguson Township||In Loving Memory of Eva I. Montague. "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows."||W077 54.681||N40 47.007|
|2019||Homestead Park||Ferguson Township||In 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."||Pending||Pending|
|2019||Spring Creek Park||College Township||Presented by College Township in honor of Mary Wilson's retirement and her years of dedicated service to our community, 2000-2019.||077 49.712||N40 49.238|
|2019||Tudek Park||Ferguson Township||In Honor of Barbara Fisher from Tom Tudek Memorial Park Trustees||077 53.724||N40 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