Memorial Bench and Tree Program

How the program works

You or a group can purchase a tree or bench to commemorate special events, honor individuals or agencies, or memorialize loved ones. Trees and benches can be ordered at any time and installed/placed (as weather permits) in city parks, trails, golf courses, and playgrounds.

  1. Submit an application to purchase a tree or bench.
  2. After submitting your application, someone from OPF or a Park Planner will reach out to confirm details.
  3. Once that is approved, an invoice will be sent. Payment is due at the finalization of order.

Once a memorial tree or bench has been donated, we will work with you until project completion.

Unsure where to donate a bench? These parks are in great need:

  • Fontenelle Park (along trail)
  • Miller Park (along trail)
  • Levi Carter Park (along trail)
  • Spring Lake Park (2-3 around the lagoon; at right)
  • Hanscom Park
  • TaHaZouka Park
  • Meadow Lane Park
  • Roxbury Park
  • Brook Haven Park
  • Maple Village Park
  • 13th Street trail north of Mt. Vernon Gardens
  • Bemis Park

More Information

In the application, you’ll have the option of having the name of the individual for whom the donation is made on a plaque to be added to the tree/bench. Names are limited to 65 characters.

We will try to honor your wishes for where you would like the bench or tree to be placed, pending park management considerations. You also may allow us to select the most appropriate place.

Each Memorial Tree costs $600. This includes the tree, installation/planting, mulch, and inscribed plaque.

These donations qualify as a charitable contribution tax deduction as the Omaha Parks Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)3.

Each Memorial Bench costs $2,500. This includes the bench, inscribed plaque, concrete padding, and installation.

These donations qualify as a charitable contribution tax deduction as the Omaha Parks Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)3.

Benches are typically received in a minimum of 2 months from finalization. We appreciate your grace and understanding, as there are many moving pieces to the process.

  • Orders placed August 16th – March 15th will have a spring/summer installation.
  • Orders placed March 16th – August 15th will have a fall installation.