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, 95 park benches have been added to our local parks. 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.

2020 Gift Bench Roster

YearPark LocationMunicipalityDescriptionLong.Lat.
2020Oak Hall Regional ParkCollege Township"Sit a while. Enjoy the view."  For Michael. 2018PendingPending
2020Tom Tudek Memorial ParkFerguson TownshipIn Loving Memory of Lester S. Golub, from Nancy and TomPendingPending

Click for a complete Gift Bench Roster.

Gift Bench Donations may be made in person, by phone, or by mail. Please mail donations to:

Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority
2040 Sandy Drive, Suite A
State College, PA 16803

or contact the Agency via email or call (814) 231-3071.