Community Bench Program

Posted on May 08, 2023

Buy a Commemorative Bench - Limited Opportunity

A commemorative bench is the perfect way to beautify and functionally accent our community while providing a special place of acknowledgement for a loved one or group. Inscribe one of our commemorative benches with a message of kindness, love, recognition, or hope, providing a lasting tribute to the special people in your life.

Bench Type: Six foot, black and cedar-colored, two-toned bench with smoothly contoured seat and backrest. The UV- and moisture-resistant bench slats are cedar-colored and fabricated of high-grade recycled plastic and is supported by a powder-coated cast black aluminum frame.

Bench Message: Benches will feature a personalized cast bronze plaque that is durable coated to protect from weather exposure and are 8” w x 2” h (size restricted by the manufacturer). The message that is placed on the plaque must not include constitutionally prohibited speech, including and without limitation: “fighting words”, defamatory statements, obscenity, or messages that constitute a “clear and present danger”. Plaques may include the name of the individual to be celebrated/memorialized, as well as dates and a saying or poem.

Installation: Bench orders will be placed in bulk to meet minimum purchasing requirements. Delivery will be based upon manufacturer production and shipping times with installation provided by our Public Works Department upon receipt of product.

Bench Life Span: The bench and plaque will remain the property of the City of Fort Wright at all times. The City will maintain the bench and plaque in proper working order for a period of 10 years. At the end of the 10-year period the City will, at its own discretion, remove and/or replace the bench and/or plaque.

Bench Purchase Price: $2,500.00; includes concrete base, bench, plaque, 10-year maintenance, delivery, and installation.

Bench Locations: We currently have fifteen (15) Commemorative Bench locations available for purchase. (Locations with a strikethrough have already been purchased.) They are in the vicinity of the following locations:

1. Amsterdam Road/Fort Henry Drive 2. Dixie Highway/SubStation II 3. Dixie Highway/Trek
4. Dixie Highway/Atlas Fitness 5. Highland Pike/City Hall 6. Highland Pike/Werner Drive
7. Valley Plaza Parkway/Texas Roadhouse 8. Valley Plaza Parkway/Buffalo Wild Wings 9. West Henry Clay Avenue/Kyles Lane
10. Tot Lot Playground #1 11. Tot Lot Playground #2 12. Tot Lot Playground #3
13. Kyles Lane/Highland Pike 14. Highland Pike/Nature Center #1 15. Highland Pike/Nature Center #2


Payment: Payment in the amount of $2,500 can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Please make checks payable to the City of Fort Wright and submit payment along with your order form to us at 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY, 41011. 

Order Form: Print Order Form by Clicking Here

For more information please contact Jill Cain Bailey, CAO at 859.426.3100 or [email protected]. Thank you!


Initial Post: March 16, 2023
Updated: May 8, 2023