Bench dedicated to Richard Schulman at Heritage Park

Bench Dedication Program

The Bench Dedication Program offers donors the opportunity to create a lasting reminder or a living legacy by dedicating a bench at one of our parks. Each bench can carry a unique story through the words engraved, including dedications in memory of a loved one, in celebration of a special event such as a birth or marriage, in honor of a fallen hero, or a declaration of endearing love.

 Bench Dedication Program Policy 

1. This policy is designed to enable residents and park users to support Sunny Isles Beach parks through a contribution. Contributions will be acknowledged by a plaque. The plaque is symbolic of the donation and does not entitle the donor to ownership of the particular donated element.

2. Complete funding for the donation must be processed before the commencement of any work. The current donation levels are stated herein. These amounts may be adjusted periodically.

3. A donation period will last 5 years.

4. The Cultural and Community Services Department of the City of Sunny Isles Beach retains the right to relocate a donated element and plaque at any time. If an element needs to be relocated, the Department will contact the donor to discuss alternative locations; the Department, however, will make the final determination.

5. The donor shall select a bench from the existing undedicated park benches.

6. A maximum of 2 lines of text and 25 characters per line is permitted on the plaque. Text is subject to the approval of the Department.

For more information, call the Cultural & Community Services Department of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, at 305.792.1706.

Bench dedication request form

Current Dedicated Benches

Heritage Park

Dedicated toDedicated byDedication DateInscription
Dan PalmerCity CommissionMarch 20, 2014In Memory of Dan Palmer, 1923 - 2014
Richard C. SchulmanCity CommissionMay 15, 2014Richard C. Schulman, Dedicated May 2014
Robert J. LillenfeldCity CommissionJanuary 16, 2014Robert J. Lillenfeld, Chair Charter Revision Commission
Lee LiebmanCity CommissionMay 9, 2014Lee Liebman Park Bench
Fred ChouinardCity CommissionJune 19, 2014Fred Chouinard Friend and Donor 2014
Sivan and Talia MatatyahoMatatyaho FamilyMarch 2016In honor or our daughters, Sivan and Talia Matatyaho
Enzo Verni Verni FamilyApril 15, 2022In Memory of Enzo Verni Nonno, Father, Husband


Intracoastal Parks

Dedicated toDedicated byDedication DateInscription
Harvey BuschSocial Citizens (Dennis Stubbolo)August 2018Social Citizens SEF honors the life of Harvey Busch


Samson Oceanfront Park

Dedicated ToDedicated byDedication DateInscriptionTranslation
Amir PellegPelleg FamilyAugust 3, 2019The memory of your bright smile will always illuminate our hearts. Amir Pelleg 1984-2018 Zulma, Ariella and Aviva
Grigory SvechinSvechin FamilySeptember 2017Светлая память Григорию Свечину, верному жителю Sunny Isles Beach, который любил свою супругу, своих внуков, океан и этот город.In loving memory of Grigory Svechin, a loyal resident of Sunny Isles Beach, who loved his spouse, his grandchildren, the ocean and this city.
Yan YanovskyMashkovich FamilyApril 2, 2021ЯН ЯНОВСКИЙ ЖИЛ ЯРКО, ЛЮБИЛ СЕРДЦЕМ, ОН УШЕЛ - МИР ОПУСТЕЛ. March 6, 2018Yan Yanovsky lived brightly, loved whole-heartedly; he passed and the world felt hollow..


Senator Gwen Margolis Park

Dedicated toDedicated byDedication DateInscription
Leya and Israel ZaltsmanBasovsky FamilyJune 17, 2021In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Leya and Israel Zaltsman. Thank you for your strength, love and wisdom.
George NewmanNewman FamilyFebruary 2018George Newman Park Bench Dedicated February 2018