We have a small number of memorial benches available in the Park to be dedicated to loved ones. These can be 'adopted' for ten years with an engraved brass plaque fixed to the bench, for a donation of £500.

For all enquiries about adopting a memorial bench in the Park, please contact Visitor Services at [email protected]

Terms and conditions:

As Nene Park Trust receives a high number of requests for memorial benches please be aware of the following:

  • The Trust has an overall benches replacement plan for the Park and new benches are installed periodically
  • All new benches are to an approved standard design
  • All requests are treated on a first come, first served basis
  • You will be given a choice of bench position, where possible
  • Benches may not be brand new depending on their location in the Park
  • Any plaque must be approved in writing by the Trust
  • Plaque size is 13cm in length and 7.5cm in height
  • Applicant is responsible for supplying the plaque
  • It is not appropriate for any memorial gifts, tokens, flowers or plants to be left on, near or planted by the bench at anytime (note the Trust reserves the right to remove anything placed in this manner)
  • The scattering or burying of ashes in the Park is not permitted
  • A donation of £500 is requested for each memorial bench adopted – this covers purchase of a bench, installation and on-going maintenance for a 10 year period
  • Benches are maintained by Trust staff for as long as possible, however the Trust reserves the right to remove or re-site a bench for any reasons and shall attempt to make contact with the adopter
  • If a memorial bench is removed for any reason the plaque will be kept for the adopter to reclaim – an alternative or replacement may be offered