Donors who choose a bench through the Park Bench Program can have a personal inscription installed on a bench (subject to approval by NYC Parks.) Inscriptions of marriage proposals to family memorials have been conveyed throughout the Park Bench Program citywide. Commemorative benches in Marine Park are $2,000 - $3,000 depending on location, and the funds help provide programming for the park. The Park Bench Program is modeled after a bench program started in 1986 by the Volunteer Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy.
But it doesn’t stop with benches! Marine Park Alliance offers various sponsorship opportunities —innovative ways for businesses, community groups, and individuals to provide financial support for the care and maintenance of their local greenspace.