Commemorative Donation Program

Document (1)Program Overview

The Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department has established this donation program because we value the opportunity to work with you to provide a way to memorialize or commemorate a loved one, organization, or special event. We offer many opportunities to honor or memorialize the people you love, admire, and miss in your life by acknowledging a special birthday, a place of importance, or a life milestone. Our Commemorative Donation Program is also a way to provide organizations with a means of recognizing members, civic groups, businesses, or special events.


Staff will work with donors to determine potential installation locations. Most parks are available to receive donated benches, picnic tables and trees. Final locations will be approved by the Parks & Recreation Director or his designee.

Please note that Jetton Park, Ramsey Creek Park, and Blythe Landing are operated by Mecklenburg County. If you are interested in installing a memorial bench at one of these parks, please visit their  Memorial Opportunities page.

Donor Recognition

Document (1)For benches and picnic tables, donor recognition will be in the form of an engraved plaque. Specifications are included in the policy document. 

For trees, donors will receive a certificate of acknowledgement.