Living Parks Program

Bensenville Park District parks and facilities offer patrons not only the opportunity to take part in activities, but also to commune with nature. Whether golfing at White Pines Golf Club, taking a stroll on a walking path at one of the neighborhood parks, or spending an afternoon at Fischer Farm, trees provide shade and year-round character, and benches provide a spot to relax and take in all of the beauty around you.

Through the park district’s Living Parks Memorial Program, trees and park benches can be donated to commemorate people, organizations and special events. Marked with a plaque once they are put in place, these memorials are an enduring legacy which all can enjoy for years to come.

Living Tree Memorial

Choose from a selection of shade trees, ornamental trees or evergreens to donate a tree at a selected park or facility. For just $500 each, memorial trees may be donated to commemorate people, organizations and special events, such as birthdays and anniversaries. Once planted and marked with the included plaque, memorial trees become a living, long-lasting remembrance that will  benefit the community for years to come.

Memorial Benches

Donate a bench at a selected park or facility for just $1,000 to accent a local park or recreation facility and provide a special place of remembrance. Each memorial bench can be personalized with a plaque bearing an approved personal message of love, recognition, or hope. Memorial benches are 6 feet wide and made with recycled plastic cedar panels, providing a lasting tribute in honor of a loved one that enhances the meaning of a bench to park users.

Memorial Plaques

Memorial signs are the perfect way to preserve the memory of a loved one. The elegant and timeless signs are placed at the base of your tree on a small concrete pad in order to provide longevity as well as easy maintenance for park district staff. For memorial benches, the signs are mounted on the back of the bench in a manner that provides the most visibility for the memorial.

Living Parks Order Form

Summer 2022 Program Guide