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 all invited to participate in this program.
Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 618-692-7538 with any questions.
Memorial Bench 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.
To complete the bench form and submit payment online: ONLINE HERE
To print, complete, and mail the bench form and payment: PRINT HERE
Memorial 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 simply in honor of a friend or family member’s birthday. Many feel the planting of a tree in one of our City’s parks will act as a living memory of that special individual or memorable event that meant so much to us.
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. Of course certain guidelines and procedures must be followed in order to place the most desirable trees in the proper locations.
Some of the basic things to remember if you would like to take advantage of our memorial tree program are listed:
- 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 "life in the park." A tree that may do really well in your own yard, may not survive in a park setting.
- The location that you may wish to plant a tree must also be approved by the department. This is important not only for the survival of the tree, but also relates to the practicality of mowing patterns, line of sight obstruction, and aesthetics.