Adopt a Bench

There are two bench styles: standard powder metal benches and stone benches. The type of bench available at participating locations is determined by the department.

Proposals are welcome for stone benches in natural park areas and will be evaluated based on feasibility. Existing benches in parks are available for adoption, while new metal benches can be adopted along the Boise River Greenbelt.

A stone bench adoption includes a granite plaque while a metal bench adoption includes a bronze plaque.

Neighborhood Parks

Only metal benches are allowed in neighborhood parks. Bench adoptions are not available in the following parks:

  • Camel’s Back Park
  • Charles F. McDevitt Sports Complex
  • Hillside Park
  • Optimist Youth Sports Complex
  • Simplot Sports Complex
  • Winstead Park

Metal black bench in park

Premier Parks

Only metal benches are allowed in premier parks while stone benches are placed in natural areas.

Available benches in premier parks:

  • Alta Harris Park
  • Ann Morrison Park
  • Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park
  • Boise Greenbelt (excluding Bethine Church Trail)
  • Esther Simplot Park
  • Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial
  • Marianne Williams Park
  • Molenaar Park
  • Shoreline Park
  • Warm Springs Park

Stone memorial bench along the Boise River


The cost of a 20-year bench adoption in a neighborhood park is $1,800 while a stone bench or a bench in a premier park is $3,000.

Prices are effective 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024.

Adoption Process 

  • Payment is required to begin the process.
  • Once payment has been received, an adoption form will be provided.
  • Once the form has been returned, the plaque will be ordered and installed.
  • The process takes approximately 8 weeks from the time payment has been made to the final installation of the plaque or bench. 

To begin the process, please call (208) 608-7600 or email us.

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