B.C. Parks introduces park bench sponsorship program

Interested in sponsoring a bench in Wells Gray Park? Three park benches (two at Moul Falls and one at Mahood Lake) are listed as part of the 100 Park Benches for 100 Years of B.C. Parks initiative

Interested in sponsoring a bench in Wells Gray Park? Three park benches (two at Moul Falls and one at Mahood Lake) are listed as part of the 100 Park Benches for 100 Years of B.C. Parks initiative.

“The 100 Park Benches For 100 Years of BC Parks initiative is about engaging communities and businesses in BC Parks’ 100th birthday and giving them an opportunity to leave their own legacy in a park,” said Environment Minister Terry Lake.

According to the Ministry of Environment, people can have a bench inscribed with a special message: whether it’s a personal memorial for a loved one or a company giving something back to their community.

The benches are made of recycled plastic “wood,” with planks arranged to contour the human body. They also include metal armrests on each end to make them more accessible for those with mobility challenges who need a little more support.

More than 140 potential bench locations are available alongside a trail overlooking a lake or viewpoint or beside a playground. Through the www.bcparkbench.ca website, people can choose their park, choose their bench location and see a photo or map of the surrounding area. All money raised will go into the Parks Enhancement Fund and be used to fund more improvements to park facilities.