Getting involved in our commemorative program helps beautify our public spaces and provides a unique opportunity to commemorate our City's residents.

New for 2023,  the City has launched a pet memorial program where the public may pay tribute to a loved pet and have it displayed at the Dunmoore Park Leash Free Area.

Application

Submit your Commemorative Program application online.

Please note the Tree and Bench application is currently unavailable, but will be reinstated at a later date.

Fees

ItemFee
Tree $1,000.00
Bench $2,700.00
Pet Memorial $100.00

Program Details

Please note that the City does not permit ashes or memorial items to be placed on or around the commemorative tree or bench.

Commemorative Tree

Species

Most hardy and disease resistant species can be incorporated into our public spaces. Our staff will review a list of suitable species with the contributor.

Planting and Maintenance

Staff plant in the spring and fall seasons. The application deadline for spring is April 10, and fall is October 10.

Trees will be replaced by the City if needed, at no charge to the contributor, within two years of the original planting date.

Replacements required after two years will be at the discretion of the City. Staff will maintain the tree for the duration of its lifecycle as part of the City's regular tree maintenance program. The City reserves the right to plant an alternate species and size of tree at the discretion of the Coordinator, Forestry Management.

Commemorative Plaque for Tree or Bench

The City provides an attractive plaque for mounting at no extra cost, with wording provided by the contributor. A limit of 75 characters applies.

Location for Tree or Bench

Staff will work with the contributor to find a desirable and suitable location. The City does not maintain a list of available locations as factors like current and future development, underground utilities, and other site restrictions are subject to change and will be taken into consideration during the site selection process.

Please note that the final site location will be subject to City approval.

Commemorative Bench

Design & Installation

We use a custom white, 6-foot, powder-coated metal bench specifically for this program.

It takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks to manufacture and deliver the bench. Bench installations are typically completed in the spring, summer, and fall.

Maintenance

Benches will be replaced by the City if needed, at no charge to the contributor, within two years of the original installation date. Replacements required after two years will be at the discretion of the City.

Commemorative Plaque for Tree or Bench

The City provides an attractive plaque for mounting at no extra cost, with wording provided by the contributor. A limit of 75 characters applies.

Location for Tree or Bench

Staff will work with the contributor to find a desirable and suitable location. The City does not maintain a list of available locations as factors like current and future development, underground utilities, and other site restrictions are subject to change and will be taken into consideration during the site selection process.

Please note that the final site location will be subject to City approval.

Commemorative Pet Memorial

 

Design & Installation

The plaque will be placed on a dog silhouette that is displayed along the fence at Dunmoore Leash Free Area.

Pet Memorial Sample Plaque

The design of the plaque is customizable however we suggest including your Pet's name, years alive and a short sentence of not more than 165 characters (as shown in the sample for Buster).

A space is counted as a character and text only please.

Maintenance

If needed, plaques will be replaced by the City (at no charge to the applicant), within two years of the original installation. Replacements required after two years will be at the discretion of the City.

 

Payment Options

Staff will discuss payment options with you at the time of your application.