On November 9, 2016, City Commission passed Resolution No. 2016-29649 supporting the creation of an “Adopt-A-Bench Program”, similar to the Central Park Conservancy’s Program in New York City. The program provides the public an opportunity to purchase park benches to commemorate loved ones or special events, and would be an additional means to finance the beautification of City parks.
On September 5, 2017, the Parks and Recreation Department received its first application for the Adopt-A-Bench Program (Exhibit A). The applicant has selected a bench in South Pointe Park, and would like the commemorative plaque to read, “Maximilian and Dimitri Camino” (Exhibit B).