b"General InformationCommunity InformationPURCHASE A PARK BENCHOur Park Bench Program allows individuals and companies to buy a park bench in one or more of our parks.The cost of each bench is $1,800.00 and includes an engraved plaque. Department staff will review available locations with you, order the bench, and then install the cement base and bench when it arrives. For more information on our park bench program and to download an application please visit our web site.DOG LEASH LAW ANDDOG WASTE ORDINANCEThe City of Concord welcomes dogs in our parks, cemeteries and open spaces. However, the City does have an ordinance requiring dogs be on a leash and for owners to pick up their dog's waste (City Ordinance 6-1-5).Please pick up and remove your dog's waste.Keep all dogs on a leash at all times.ADOPT A GRAVE In2013CemeteryAdministrator,JillHuckinscre-atedtheAdoptaGraveprogram.Theprojectwas inspiredbyanareaofBlossomHillCemeterywhere 648gravesdatingbackto1896werediscovered.Of those648,615werewithoutamarker.Jillsetoutto rectifythesituationthroughtheAdoptaGravepro-gram.From2013-2022over400graveswereadopted. In 2023 Jill worked with City Administration to access the Common Ground Annex Trust, using the funds to purchase markers for the remaining 200+ graves. The markers have all been purchased and staff has been working to place them and will have them all installed by Fall 2024. Much of the work done at the cemetery goes unnoticed but this project was a great undertaking, so please join us in congratulating the cemetery staff on a job well done!2024 Summer & Fall Page 4www.concordparksandrec.com"