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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 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.

Since 1970, more than 500 plaques honoring loved ones and special events have been placed throughout the park system. To begin the process of adopting a tree, please complete a Memorial Tree Application. To adopt a bench, please complete a Application to Designate a Bench as Memorial.


For more information about honoring a loved one with a tree or bench, contact Trina Hartzog, Customer Service and Facility Scheduling Supervisor at  (708) 725-2303 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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