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for dedications in memory or in honor of your loved one

Dedicate a Bench

$12,000 For A Ten Year Term

Dedicate a one of a kind historic park bench to your loved one at the Lincoln Monument Gardens or North Pond Nature Sanctuary. 

Your bench dedication is for a ten (10) year term and includes a solid metal plaque that measures 2” x 7”. We will work with you to choose the perfect location for your bench. Some restrictions apply. Your dedication features a long-lasting bench with a design recreated from benches that were used throughout Lincoln Park beginning in the late-1800s; includes an arched armrest in the center and space on the side for a wheelchair or mobility scooter.

To start the dedication process, please contact our team at with the subject line: Bench Dedication. 

Dedicate a Tree or Native Plants

$25-$750 dependent on plant type

Give the gift of dedicating a beautiful tree, native wildflowers, or other native plants planted in the name of your loved one whether in the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool or across the North Pond Nature Sanctuary. There are a variety of dedication levels based on the plants available from the yearly planting plan of our Manager of Park Stewardship.

Your gift recipient will receive a special digital or printed card with your personalized message.

Below is a full list of prices for different plants. 

Based on availability: 

  • $750 per Tree 
  • $300 per 5 Gallon Shrub/Woody Perennial 
  • $50 per 1 Gallon Wildflowers (can purchase multiples to sponsor a full wildflower drift, roughly 12 Gallons of wildflowers) 

Always available: 

  • $25 native prairie grass planted throughout the North Pond Nature Sanctuary 
  • $25 native ferns planted throughout the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool 
  • $25 native lily pads planted in the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool 

To start the dedication process, please contact our team at with the subject line: Plant Dedication. 

Dedicate a Sunshine Playscape Leaf

$2,500 per leaf

Dedicate a beautiful leaf at our Sunshine Playscape. 

Your dedication includes a charming antiqued bronze, solid metal leaf that measures 3” x 6” to be placed on our donor wall in the Sunshine Playscape. Choose custom text to fit your dedication – 3 lines of 28 characters is the limit.

To start the dedication process, please contact our team at with the subject line: Leaf Dedication. 

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Thursday, May 16th

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