The Town has a unique and visible way to honor loved ones through its Memorial Bench Program. The names of the deceased and a special saying can be put on a stationary bench in a public area.
Town staff secure and install the bench after receiving an application and payment.
Many spots are available at Bay Oaks Recreational Campus and Fort Myers Beach Community Pool. A few locations are left on Old San Carlos Boulevard. All beach access locations are full as is Times Square.
The cost of the bench is $564 and includes installation. The inscription cost must also be paid at $4 per letter.
Fill out the application and return by email or call Town Hall at 239-765-0202 to schedule an appointment for drop off. (Town Hall is closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.)
Please note: Purchasing one of these benches is considered a donation to the Town. The Town does not have a responsibility to replace benches, and the Town has the final decision of location. Installation times vary depending on demand and delivery times. The Town will take a picture of a bench for snowbirds that purchase them and email the picture to them.
Questions? Call the Public Works Department at 239-765-0202, ext. 1700, or email RandyP@fmbgov.com.