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Park Memorial Program

Park Memorial Program

Dedicating a memorial in the honor of a loved one or a civic group on a public park feature is a meaningful way to acknowledge and support the significant role of the Ashland parks system in our community. Your donation will contribute to the maintenance of the Ashland parks system while celebrating a special person or civic group at the same time.
Standard Memorials
Plaques can be placed on park amenities such as benches, picnic tables, water fountains, and bear cans. These types of plaques are considered Standard Memorials which have materials guidelines and set prices. Prior to submitting an application form, please review the Memorials Policy and the Standard Memorials Administrative Procedures document, which lists the types of Standard Memorial that are available and the cost to establish a memorial. The Memorial Policy includes the following provisions for Standard Memorials:
  • The cost to establish a memorial will be reviewed and adjusted on an on-going basis 
  • Plaques will be retired after a 10-year period. Rededication of an existing memorial will be offered as an option prior to the removal of the plaque
  • If a memorial is damaged, the donor will be contacted and offered an opportunity to fund the repair or replacement of the item
  • Installation of a standard memorial plaque may take as long as 12-18 months, once a form is submitted.
Application Process (contact APRC staff with any questions or concerns)
  1. Review the Memorial Policy
  2. Review the memorial guidelines & costs in the Standard Memorial Administrative Procedures document
  3. Identify an available memorial location using the online interactive memorial finder map
  4. Fill out and submit the Standard Memorial Request Form
  5. Your request will be reviewed at the next Current Parks, Conservation, and Maintenance Subcommittee meeting
  6. If approved, a check made out to the Ashland Parks Foundation can be submitted to Ashland Parks and Recreation staff
  7. A plaque will be ordered and installed by APRC staff

Non-Standard Memorials
Donations can also be made for improvements to infrastructure such as bridges and facilities. Any memorials that are not listed as a Standard Memorials will be handled on a case by case basis. Contact APRC staff for more information on this type of donation.
For more information or if you would like assistance moving through the process please contact:
Sean Sullivan
Executive Assistant

Park Memorials Policy (updated 11/25/2019)
Standard Memorial Administrative Procedures (Costs)
Memorials Finder (GIS Web App)
Standard Memorial Request Form

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