Gifts & Legacies

A photograph of a park bench at Connaught Hill Park on a summer day.
Memorialize a loved one by donating to have a tree planted or picnic table or bench installed. Please note memorial trees, benches, and picnic tables remain City property.

Memorial Picnic Tables, Benches, and Trees

Memorialize a loved one by donating to have a tree planted or picnic table or bench installed. 

  • Picnic tables are made of stone aggregate materials.
  • Benches are made of recycled plastics.
  • Donors may choose a tree from a list of approved species (final decision subject to City approval).

The City will work with donors to arrange specifics like suitable locations, site visits, and plaque inscriptions (where appropriate).

Installation and planting times will vary depending on staff availability and weather conditions.

Sales and Tax Receipts

Please note the name on the tax receipt issued at the end of the year MUST match whoever paid for the donation (verification required). Upon payment, you will need to submit a tax form to receive a receipt.

How does it work?

Apply for the Memorial Program