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Memorial Tree and Bench Program

treesMemorial Tree & Bench Program

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.

Memorial Tree and Bench Details:

Features Tree Bench
Price $750 $2,000
Select park of your choice X X
Select existing tree/bench of your choice X X
Plaque size (set into 8" x 1" concrete form) 4" x 6" 4" x 6"
Number of text lines allowed up to 4 up to 4
Characters per line allowed (Spaces are counted as characters) 15 15
Gaurantee* 10 yrs 15 yrs
Time to complete (From order placement to installation) 3 Months 3 Months

*In the event your chosen tree/bench becomes compromised after the first 15 years, we will make every effort to replace it.

Ready to start the process of ordering your Memorial Tree/Bench Plaque? Applications links are shown below.

For more information about honoring a loved one with a tree or bench, contact Susan Curtin, Parks and Planning Assistant at  (708) 725-2051 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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