Park District of Oak Park

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.

Memorial Tree Application
Memorial Bench Application

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.


Park District of Oak Park

218 Madison St., Oak Park, Il 60302
P: 708.725.2000 F: 708.383.5702

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