Donations

General Donations

General donations given to the Parks and Recreation Department are greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged by a letter of appreciation. No minimum amount is required and all donations will be used to meet the current needs of the Department. Please notify the Director for specific project donations. Requests can be made for current projects by contacting the Parks and Recreation office at 605-995-8450.

Memorial Donations

Minimum $2,500 donation

Plaque or sign near item

Donation must cover the full cost of Statues, Fountains, Plazas, Gardens etc.

Tree Donations

Minimum $100 donation

No plaque permitted

Trees may be donated to commemorate an event, individual or group. This could include a wedding, birth of a child or an anniversary. Businesses could donate a tree to celebrate a milestone or honor an employee for exceptional service.

Bench Donation

Minimum Donation $2,500

Plaque in front of bench

The bench donation of $2,500 includes the bench, plaque, installation and maintenance for the life of the bench. The plaque inscription may be up to 70 characters. Inscription language must be approved by the Parks and Recreation Director.

Park Project Naming Opportunities

Minimum Donation $10,000

Donation must pay for the majority of the project for naming input, sign or plaque. The duration of the naming rights shall be determined by the Parks Board at the time of donation.

New Facility Naming Opportunities

Minimum Donation $30,000

Donation must pay for the majority of the construction costs of the new facility for naming input, plaque or sign. The duration of the naming rights shall be determined by the Parks Board at time of donation.

Existing Facility Naming Opportunities

Minimum Donation $30,000

Upgrades to an existing facility that meet the minimum donation requirement will be commemorated with a plaque or sign. Naming input will be considered if the facility has not been named as a result of a previous donation and the upgrades are made to the entire facility. The donation must pay for the majority of the upgrade costs. The duration of the naming rights shall be determined by the Parks Board at the time of donation.

*All donations will be recognized by letters of appreciation.

*The Parks and Recreation Board and City Council has the discretion of honoring donors based on the above multi-tiered system with regards to funding, impact to the project, or other special considerations.

*If the facility or donation reaches the end of its useful life, or if the duration of the naming rights has expired, recognition signage will be returned to the donor.