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Memorial Tree and Bench Program

treesMemorial Tree & Bench Program

NOTE: The Memorial Tree and Bench Program is currently on hold due to facility closures and the current pandemic. Check back for future updates to this offering.

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 or bench and purchasing a personalized plaque for the base of the tree or bench at one of the many Park District park sites. With 20 parks and 84 acres of park land, there are a wide variety of locations from which to choose. Starting November 1, 2020, the Park District will replace an adopted tree within the first 10 years of adoption and will replace a donated bench up to 15 years.

Since 1970, more than 500 plaques honoring loved ones and special events have been placed throughout the park system.


For more information about honoring a loved one with a tree or bench, contact Scott Sekulich, Customer Service Customer Service Manager at  (708) 725-2023 or via email at

Another way to honor a loved one is to donate a gift to have spring bulbs planted at Austin Gardens,Scoville Park or the Oak Park Conservatory. See more information about Daffodil Memorials.


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