Memorialize Your Loved Ones

A local park benchRemember Your Loved One with a Table or Bench
The City of Dallas has received requests for donations to the Parks Division including bench and picnic table commemoration opportunities. In an effort to meet the needs of the community while enhancing the amenities throughout our parks system, the staff has prepared the following Commemorative Bench and Picnic Table Program guidelines. The creation of special guidelines will ensure ongoing, equitable donation opportunities for individuals and organizations and will maximize community benefit.

The Application Process

Members of the public may submit requests to sponsor a commemorative bench or picnic table to the Parks Division for consideration using a standard Commemorative Bench and Picnic Table Program Donation Request Form (available below).

Donation request forms are available from the:
Parks Department
187 S.E. Court St.
Dallas, OR 97338

You may also call 503.831.3502 or access the information below. Completed donation request forms should be delivered to the Department of Parks Department at the above address.

Related Resources
Recognizing a Loved One with a Personalized Brick
The City of Dallas along with the Park and Recreation Board has implemented a new engraved brick / paver project. The bricks will be sold for $150 each. They can be engraved with your name, a special message, as a memorial, or donated anonymously. They will be placed at the trailhead entrances of the Rickreall Creek Trail throughout the City of Dallas in an effort to beautify the City and generate revenue for the Park Trust Fund and other local Dallas area nonprofit organizations.

Click Here for the Informational Brick Ordering Brochure

Details & Fees
The $150 fee includes engraving and placement. Bricks can be engraved with up to four lines with 21 characters per line. (The recommended is three lines with 18 characters per line.) Symbols can be engraved on your brick for an additional fee of $25 (all of which goes to the non-profit of your choice).
Custom Logos
Custom logos can also be added to your brick. A one time set-up of $100 is required, but once the first brick has been engraved, your logo will be added to our symbols list and each additional use will cost $25, all of which will go to the non-profit of the purchasers choice.

Supporting Local Nonprofit Organizations
The money generated from the sale of the bricks will go into the Park Trust Fund to help finance the completion of the Rickreall Creek Trail and a substantial portion will go to local nonprofit organizations.

The donor of the brick can choose an organization listed on the order form or apply to have a nonprofit organization added (see below). The donor may also choose to have all of the proceeds go to the Park Trust Fund. Up to $75 will be donated for every brick purchased; $50 will go to the local nonprofit as chosen by the donor and, when a symbol is added to the engraving of the brick, another $25 will go to that same nonprofit organization.

Nonprofit Fundraising

The City of Dallas has special programs for nonprofit organization fundraising efforts as part of our brick campaign. If you would like more information please email Nancy Woolsey or contact the City of Dallas Public Works Department at 503.831.3548. Organizations receiving funds through this program must be 501(c)3 nonprofit and approved by the City Manager's Office.