Schuylkill Banks offers adopt-a-bench program

Last week Schuylkill Banks flipped the switch and turned on the newly revamped enhancement lighting on four Schuylkill River Bridges. With the bridge lighting, the Schuylkill River Boardwalk construction, continued success of the one-year-old pedestrian bridge over the CSX tracks and plans to extend the Schuylkill River Trail further south, we thought Eyes on the Street readers might like to know about a way they can contribute to the momentum along the Schuylkill. 

In response to several inquiries about bench sponsorship, Schuylkill Banks has launched a new adopt-a-bench program. Through the program, supporters can have a plaque installed on the back of an existing bench along the Schuylkill Banks Trail. Plaques can honor someone special, commemorate an occasion or establish a memorial. 

For $2,000, sponsors receive one engraved steel plaque, guaranteed for six years. Each sponsor is allowed to select any bench he or she wants, as long as it is available and suitable. Plaques support up to five lines of text or roughly 20 words. Sponsors also receive a certificate authenticating the bench sponsorship and four complimentary tickets to Secrets of the Schuylkill riverboat tour.  

The funds raised through the adopt a bench program will go toward ongoing maintenance and programming along the greenway. 

More information can be found online or by contacting Lucy McDonald at or 215.222.6030 x100. 

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