We are about 15% of the way into a multi-million dollar regional park improvement project and the community has taken notice and admires the way we have been able to transform a resource that was essentially unused for decades.
Certain people are now approaching us about placing monuments or memorials in this park area. We have no policy in place and feel one is necessary. I get the sense that this is a slippery slope so I'm starting out here at Cyburbia (natch). I'm doing some research on whether local governments permit monuments in public parks. For example, a memorial to a firefighter killed in the line of duty or something similar, including privately funded interpretive signs.
For those communities that do permit some sort of memorials or monuments, what policies does the community use to decide what is appropriate or inappropriate? Are there design guidelines? Is there a design review process at all? What - if anything - is prohibited?
Links, images appreciated. Thanks in advance.