Commemorative Tree and Bench Program

Establish a living legacy with a commemorative tree or bench to commemorate a person's memory, an anniversary, a special celebration or to create a living legacy in a green space. Please get in touch with for more information.

Commemorative Program Form and Policy

Commemorate Tree and Bench Program Form + Policy

Note: Interested parties should reach out to staff prior to completing and submitting the form

Commemorative Tree Program

 Program Pricing
  • The cost of the tree program is $450 – this includes the purchase and planting of the young tree, care for the tree including a commitment for replacement for a period of five years, and a commemorative tag. 
  • The engraving of the tags is to be completed by the donor at the donor’s expense. The inscription on the tag is to be noted on the application form and is subject to Town approval. 
  • Donations are eligible for a tax receipt. 
  • Donations must be paid in full prior to the items being ordered. 
 Timeline and Coordination of Program
  •  Once the request is received by staff it will be reviewed and the donor will be contacted within 2 weeks of receipt with a potential timeline for the donation. 
  • Tree plantings are carried out at select times in the year (primarily spring and fall). Can take 2-3 months and must be completed in suitable seasons/weather. They may be modified and/or delayed due to weather, grower supply, manufacturer delay or operational needs. 
  • The PRC Department within the Town of Grimsby will coordinate and maintain the program. Meaning all trees and their associated plaques are the property of the Town of GrimsbyAll trees, and their associated plaques are the property of the Town of Grimsby 
 Potential Locations
  • Locations for trees will be determined in consultation with the donor and a Town of Grimsby staff person.   
  • Possible Locations (will need details in order to confirm with the resident): 
    • Southward Community Park or Leash-Free Dog Park 
    • Most Neighbourhood Parks 
    • Steve Mcdonnell Dog Park or Mayfair Park 
    • Murray Street Park 
    • Splash Pad at Peach King Centre or Town Hall 
    • Centennial Park 
    • Outdoor Rink Friese Box 
  • Due to existing park elements, certain locations are not available. Those locations include: 
    • Elizabeth Street Pumphouse/Pier
    • Forty Mile Creek Park
    • Casablanca Waterfront Park
    • Beamer Memorial Conservation Area
    • Coronation Park
    • Nelles Lake Park
    • Fifty Point Conservation Area
 What Tree Species can be planted?
  • Tree species must be selected from an approved list that will be updated periodically.  All tree choices are subject to approval of Town staff, and the Town of Grimsby reserves the right to deny any request. 
 Scattering of Ashes
  • Scattering of ashes in or around a tree requires approval from the Town of Grimsby. Choosing to do this does not grant the donor special rights to the location. 

Commemorative Bench Program

Community and Neighbourhood Park Locations
The Parks Department has limited locations available at this time for commemorative benches. Please get in touch with for more information.
Cemeteries in Grimsby
Please contact Cemeteries or the Administration Department at 905-945-9634, ext. 2007 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Other Commemorative Gifts

  • If you have an idea for an alternative commemorative or legacy gift please contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department to discuss the idea further, contact us.

  • All alternative commemorative items must be of community benefit, fit into the setting and use of the park or facility and carry minimal maintenance requirements.

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