Living Tribute Program

Honor a loved one or significant event in your life with a Tree or Park Bench. You will be adding to the beauty already present in the parks through your contribution.

Say it with a Tree...

Have a tree planted for a gift of $300 and the Normal Parks and Recreation Department will plant and care for your tree. This is a gift that will benefit everyone who enjoys the parks. You can also choose from a variety of (6) different trees: Bald Cypress, Flowering Crabapple, Hybrid Elm, Norway Spruce, Red Maple and Red Oak.

Park Bench Recognition Memorials

An attractive 6' Park Bench complete with a plaque inscribed with your message or loved one's name is available for a gift of $1,000. Your gift will make a lasting memory, while providing park visitors a place to sit and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.

For more information concerning the donation of a tree or park bench, contact Gene Kotlinski, Assistant Director of Park Maintenance at (309) 454-9724 or
Trail with benches and trees
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