Commemorative Program

Program Overview
The City of Aurora Commemorative Program is intended to provide opportunities throughout the city parks for community members to remember and honor loved ones or commemorate an individual or group. These opportunities include a Commemorative Bench or Commemorative Tree.

Interested individuals or families should complete the Commemorative Program Request Form (PDF). If paying with a check, please make the check payable to the City of Aurora. After the bench is placed or tree is planted, donors will receive a letter of confirmation from the Parks and Recreation Office.
Commemorative Bench
The cost to dedicate a bench is $1000 per bench which includes bench and commemorative plaque. A Commemorative Bench is 6 feet in length and made of recycled plastic in cedar slats with brown support frames. A 3 inch by 6 inch bronze plaque denotes information regarding the dedication. Donors select the bench location from the following choices:
  • Aurora Wetlands
  • Kiwanis-Moore Park
  • Moebius Nature Center
  • Picnic Lake Park
  • Liz Strahan Park
  • Sheldon Park
  • Sunny Lake Park
Bench type used in commemorative bench program

Commemorative Tree

The cost to dedicate a tree is $600 per tree which includes the tree, a commemorative plaque and continued maintenance (fertilizer, pruning, mulching, replacement in case of dying tree, etc.) Donors select the type of tree and have the following options for planting locations:
  • Moebius Nature Center
  • Sheldon Park

Tree Order Date Range

Trees will be planted according to the following date range chart.

  • September 1st - January 31st
  • February 1st - August 30th

Tree Planting Date Range

  • Fall: October 1st - November 15th
  • Spring: March 1st - April 30th