Bench and Tree Memorials

Community members or interest groups are encouraged to participate in one of the City of Scottsdale’s Memorial Programs as a way to communicate a significant birthday, anniversary, special event, or the passing of a loved one. Consider donating a bench or tree to commemorate a significant event.

You can quickly apply for a memorial online. We will contact you once we receive the submittal.


Memorial BenchYour donation of a park bench helps to beautify the park, and provide a useful amenity that thousands of park users can enjoy and appreciate. The gift of a park bench is a unique way to remember a loved one or honor an individual. You will work with city staff to determine the best location for your bench. You have the option to purchase a bench to be placed at a new site or purchase a bench to replace an existing bench that may be reaching the end of its usefulness. Bench design and location may vary based on the needs of park. Some parks may not be available at all times.

Cost: $1,900 Includes:
  • Concrete Base (if needed)
  • Bench
  • 6" x 8" bronze plaque
  • Site preparation
  • Maintenance
  • Installation

Delivery and installation takes a minimum of 10-12 weeks.


Memorial TreeYour donation of a tree helps to beautify the park for years to come. You will work with the Parks and Recreation Coordinators to determine park and tree location. Final location, specific type and size of tree will be determined by staff. Not all tree choices and parks are available at all times. The location is dependent on the needs of Parks and Recreation, and the planning processes that may already be underway.

Cost: $300 Includes:
  • Cost of tree
  • Site preparation and planting
  • Maintenance

Trees will be planted from October to March only.

Tree Species Available

Note: All trees are not available at all times and final tree selection will be determined by Parks staff.

The following are links to information about the trees and are not affiliated with the City of Scottsdale.

Blue Palo Verde Chilean Mesquite Chinese Pistache
Chinkapin Oak Desert Museum Desert Willow
Elm Gambel Oak Sissoo
Sonoran Palo Verde Southern Live Oak  Sweet Acacia
Tipu Willow Acacia

Park Locations Available

Note: All locations are not available at all times and final bench/tree placement will be determined by Parks staff.

  • Agua Linda Park
  • Apache Park
  • Aztec Park
  • Cactus Park
  • Chaparral Park
  • Cholla Park
  • Comanche Park
  • Eldorado Park
  • George "Doc" Cavalliere Park
  • Grayhawk Park
  • Horizon Park
  • Indian School Park
  • Ironwood Park
  • Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park
  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
  • Mescal Park
  • Mountain View Park
  • Northsight Park
  • Osborn Park
  • Paiute Park
  • Papago Rotary Park
  • Rio Montaña Park
  • Rotary Park
  • Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
  • Scottsdale Ranch Park
  • Shoshone Park
  • Sonoran Hills Park
  • Stonegate Equestrian Park
  • Thunderbird Park
  • Vista Del Camino Park


Please make checks payable to the City of Scottsdale and mail it to:

City of Scottsdale
McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center 
15525 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Sunny Nakagawa, Parks and Recreation Operations Supervisor

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