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 $750. Your gift will make a lasting memory, while providing park visitors a place to sit and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.

NOTE: Due to the success of the program, there are no sites currently available for memorial benches along the Constitution Trail south of Vernon Street to the Town limits.

Whether you choose a tree or a park bench, you can submit a Request Form (PDF) and payment to the Normal Parks and Recreation Department.
Trail with benches and trees
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