Tribute Benches in Parks or on Trails

a light tan colored bench on a regional trail and a dark brown bench in the grass.
Left: A regional trail bench. Right: A park bench.

Thank you for your interest in providing an important park amenity. Our 2023 bench installation calendar is full, and we are not currently accepting new tribute bench donation requests.

If you are interested in making a tribute donation, please explore the Park District’s other tribute donation programs, including Forests Forever.

Tribute benches are a great way to recognize your connection to the parks or recognize a friend or loved one.

With your donation, Park District staff can construct and install an attractive bench with a commemorative plaque. Benches are made out of a recycled materials and installed on a concrete or aggregate pad as appropriate to the specific location. The plaque is bronze, and the size is about three inches by eight inches.

See a map of all donor-supported tribute bench locations.

a bronze tribute plaque.

How To Donate

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact us at 763-694-2042 or

Other Tribute Options

Three Rivers offers several options for memorializing your connection to the parks or a loved one. Learn about them all.