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Download Bench Form [PDF]
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.

BenchThe 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 the bench.

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 Form [PDF]


Size: 6 ft. in length
Material: recycled solid steel
Weight: 250 lbs.
Color: hunter green
Accessories: 2 armrests
Bronze Plaque: 2x10 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 its a youth sports facility and for the scenic location. Youve 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.
Locations to Choose From

  • West Hills Park, Jean Teague and John Bynon Greenways
  • Adair Park and Sue Clancy Greenway
  • Cavet Station Greenway
  • Community Unity Park & Greenway
  • First Creek Park & Greenway
  • Fountain City Park & Greenway
  • Gary Underwood Park and Greenway
  • Holston River Park and Greenway
  • James White Greenway
  • Lakeshore Park and Greenway
  • Malcom Martin Park and Greenway
  • Mary Vestal Park and Greenway
  • "It has been a delight to walk in the park and see young and old alike using the bench."
    - Irene Melomo
    Mrs. Melomo had a bench installed at West Hills Park in memory of her husband, Vincent Melomo.
    Middlebrook Pike Greenway
  • Morningside Park and Greenway
  • Neyland Greenway
  • Northwest Middle School Park and Greenway
  • Sequoyah Park and Greenway
  • Third Creek Greenway
  • Victor Ashe Park and Greenway
  • Weisgarber Greenway
  • West View Park and Greenway
  • Will Skelton Greenway and Ijams Nature Center
  • Caswell Park

    Celebration Bench Program Offered by the City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department
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