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Adopt a bench

We will install a personalised stainless steel plaque, engraved with the words you want, on the park bench that you choose from the locations available.

Adopt a bench

The City and County of Swansea new 'Adopt a Bench' scheme is a great way to support and enjoy our Swansea parks and gardens in which many people enjoy time with their families and gives residents a place to sit and relax come rain or shine.

A contribution towards the adoption or donation of a bench is an ideal way to mark an important milestone, event, or to commemorate the life of a loved-one or pet.

Our new adoption scheme offers the opportunity for businesses, organisations or individuals to donate a new bench or adopt an existing one and to have a personal and tangible place in one of our beautiful gardens.

The benches can be adopted for 10 years, with a donation for a new bench from £1,800 or £1,200 to adopt an existing bench. In recognition of the contribution we will install a personalised stainless steel plaque, engraved with the words of your choice on the park bench of the donor's choosing from the locations available. The donation will fund and maintain the bench and the engraved plaque on the bench. Installation will be carried out during the months of October to March and when suitable ground and weather conditions allow. Please note that the whole process normally takes up to 16 weeks from receipt of order to installation.

Benches under this scheme can only be donated or adopted on land owned by the City and County of Swansea. Requests for the adoption of an existing bench is available in most of our parks but donation of seats are only applicable to the locations below.

  • Brynmill Park
  • Coed Bach Park
  • Coed Gwylym Park
  • Cwmdonkin Park
  • Loughor Foreshore
  • Parc Llewellyn Park
  • Parc William
  • Primrose Park
  • Singleton Park
  • Swansea Promenade
  • Victoria Park

Images of the benches that we use are below. Any bench/seat selected will need to be consistent to the area that they are going in to and will be confirmed by Parks.

Adopt a memorial bench

How to apply

Once you have decided which location you desire, you have read the Terms and Conditions, and that you wish to proceed with the adoption or donation of a bench, please complete the online enquiry form below. 

Once the enquiry form is received and your details have been confirmed, a link to the online payment form (for either Option A or Option B) will be emailed directly to you.

If you have any queries then please email

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  2. The council welcomes contributions towards this scheme and offers 2 options:

    Option A: The adoption of an existing bench in order to place a plaque
    In some of the council's parks, open spaces and cemeteries there are existing benches that could be made available for the addition of an inscribed plaque fixed in view to the back of the bench. The contribution required for this option is £1,200 for individuals (excludes VAT) or £1,440 for businesses and organisations (includes VAT).

    Option B: Donation of a new bench with plaque
    This option allows for the installation of a new seat in one of the council's parks, open spaces or cemeteries. The contribution required per bench is £1,800 for individuals (excludes VAT) or £2,160 for businesses and organisations (includes VAT). This includes the bench, installation of an inscribed plaque fixed in view to the back of the bench.

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  3. Applicant
    1. Please select from the following: *
  4. Your details
    1. Label
  5. Terms and conditions
    1. I confirm that I have read the Adopt a Bench terms and conditions
  6. Donation details
    1. Bench option*
    2. Bench option*
    3. Please indicate which bench you are interested in purchasing
    4. Please indicate where you would like your bench located
      1. Parks will advise if the bench can be adopted in the desired location.
    5. Plaque details
      1. Please insert your inscription below. Please leave a space after each word (maximum 60 characters). This can be decided at a later date if necessary.
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