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Looking for a unique way to commemorate a birth, celebrate a special occasion, or remember a friend or loved one? Honor these special people and events by adopting a tree and purchasing a personalized plaque for the base of the tree or purchasing a park bench or other park amenity at one of the many Park District park sites. With many park renovation projects currently underway or in the planning stages, there are a wide variety of landscape amenities and locations from which to choose.

This program is overseen by the Memorial Trust Committee, established in 1970. Since the Committee was founded over 40 years ago, more than 500 plaques honoring loved ones and special events have been placed throughout the park system. Submit a Memorial Tree Application by March 1 for plaque installation in the summer, or July 1 for fall placement. Submit an Application to Designate a Bench as Memorial. For more information on honoring a loved one with a tree or bench, call (708) 725-2052 or email John Borland.

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