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Due to COVID-19 and a lack of supplies, bench sales are not available at this time.

“It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder. It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.” – Robert W. Service

Benches line the trails and dot the wide-open spaces of the St. Charles community’s parks as a loving memory and peaceful reminder to stay and enjoy the awe of nature.

​A Memorial Bench purchase includes a six-foot long bench, a concrete bench pad and installation. Benches are made with a steel-contoured seat, aluminum cast ornate frame and a glossy UltraCoat finish. Benches are ordered by Park District staff. Please allow up to 90 days for installation of the bench, weather permitting. Benches are installed between March and October. The District reserves the right to move or replace a bench.

Please note that due to liability concerns, visitors are not allowed in parks during the installation of benches. The District requests that you refrain from spreading ashes at the bench site.

Please note that the following parks are not accepting bench placements at this time:

  • Pottawatomie Park

  • Mt. St. Mary Park

Memorial Recognition

Bronze plaques are optional, typically cost a minimum of $300 and can be purchased through your choice of supplier. For best results, a plaque should be ordered at the time the bench is donated so that it can be set in the wet concrete pad at the time of installation.


Application Information

Applications can be submitted at any time for installations between March and October.

To make a purchase, please complete the form below with payment. Or print and complete the form below, make a check payable to the St. Charles Park Foundation and mail the form with payment to 213 Walnut Street, St. Charles, IL 60174.


After the form is submitted and payment is made, a staff member will contact you within 3 business days to discuss the bench location and other specific details.

Questions? Contact Dave Johnson at djohnson@stcparks.org or 630-513-4362.