The Celebration Bench Program is a way for citizens to celebrate a
new life, honor a friend, or remember a loved one by placing a bench
in a city park or along a greenway for all patrons to enjoy.
Parks and Recreation Department has many beautiful greenways and parks
that would be the perfect place to commemorate your loved ones.
Specific sites have been pre-selected for bench placement by the Parks
and Recreation Department. The City of Knoxville will permanently install
A custom bronze plaque will be inscribed with wording of your choice
and placed on the bench, forever honoring your loved one.
The plaque will accommodate up to three lines of text (estimated 46
characters). This is included in the price of the bench. See Bench
Form [PDF] for proper estimation of lines of text.
How to Purchase
Citizens can purchase a hunter green steel bench by contacting the
Parks and Recreation Department. The cost for a Celebration Bench is
$750. The Parks and Recreation Department office is open Monday-Friday,
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at 865-215-2090. Download Bench
Size: 6 ft. in length
Material: recycled solid steel
Weight: 250 lbs.
Color: hunter green
Accessories: 2 armrests
Bronze Plaque: 2”x10” with recessed custom lettering
"I purchased a Celebration
Bench in memory of two people in my family who loved the outdoors.
We chose to have our bench placed at Lakeshore Park because
it’s a youth sports facility and for the scenic location. You’ve
designed a wonderful program."
- Mary Todd Finch
Ms. Finch purchased a bench from the City of Knoxville Parks
and Recreation Division in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ross.