Memorial Bench & Tree Program

Through the Edwardsville Parks Department, trees and park benches can be purchased
in memory of a loved one, to commemorate a special occasion, to honor
an outstanding accomplishment or as a gift that will last a lifetime.

Individuals, groups and organizations are welcome to participate in this program.

Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 618-692-7538 with questions.


Memorial BencTwo memorial benches on a cement padh Program

Would you like to dedicate a bench to a friend or loved one? Memorial Benches will be installed at Joe Glik Park. Benches can be purchased and installed anytime during the year. If interested in purchasing a bench, please fill out the form below.

NOTE: We are currently looking for different bench options for our park, so there is not online or printable form available at this time. 

Memorial tree with Sign - In honor of the marriage of Brenda Fay and Jeff Glik July 9, 1988Memorial Tree Program

The Parks and Recreation Department receives numerous requests each year, from individuals, families, co-workers and friends, wishing to donate a tree in memory of a loved one who has passed on, or in honor of a friend or family member’s birthday. The planting of a tree in one of our City’s parks can serve as a living tribute for a special individual or in honor of a memorable event.

Provisions to Note

The Parks and Recreation Department has a Memorial Tree Program that allows the purchase and planting of a tree in one of our beautiful park settings. Certain guidelines and procedures must be followed in order to place the most desirable trees in the proper locations. 

Guidelines to take advantage of our memorial tree program:

  1. The type of tree to be donated must be approved by the department. A large variety are allowed, but many trees are not suited for a park environment. A tree that may do well in your own yard may not survive in a park setting.
  2. The location where you wish to plant a tree must also be approved by the department. This is important for the survival of the tree, and also in relation to mowing patterns, line-of-sight obstruction, and aesthetics.

To complete the tree form and submit payment online: ONLINE FORM

To print, complete and mail the tree form and payment: PRINTABLE FORM