Only nine per cent of the phased Millennium Park project is expected to be paid for using general revenues.

Millennium Park memorial dedication opportunities

Park benches, picnic tables, bike racks, trees and pet stands are part of dedication program.

The City of Castlegar has announced an opportunity for individuals, organizations and service groups that would like to make a memorial dedication towards improvements at Millennium Park. Items available include park benches, picnic tables, bike racks, trees and pet stands.

Many of the amenities already in the city’s parks were previously sponsored by individuals or organizations.

“With the beginning of construction on the Millennium Park Phase 2 project, there is increased opportunities to sponsor benches, such as around the dog park, beach volleyball area and the tennis courts,” said transportation and civic works director Chris Barlow. “There will also be some new opportunities that might be more aligned with something your loved one liked to do.”

If you are interested in the program, the first step is to read over the guidelines which can be found at The next step is to contact City Hall. Staff will then work with the applicant to work out the details such as the item to be sponsored, the location of the memorial and the exact wording of the plaque.

Your selected amenity will then be purchased and installed. Once installed, you will receive a thank you letter, certificate of appreciation and tax deductible receipt from the city. For large parks projects, you will be invited to attend a project opening ceremony to recognize donors and celebrate the project completion.

The minimum donations required are as follows: new park bench — $2500, new picnic table — $4000, tree planting — $650, bike rack — $1000 and pet stand dispenser — $300. There are also opportunities to sponsor larger scale projects such as gazebos, playground equipment and landscape development.

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