Memorials and Tributes

The Elk River Parks and Recreation Department welcomes donations that help us enhance our parks and open space with items the department might not otherwise be able to afford. People may make contributions to community reforestation efforts, and receive a personalized medallion - in memory of a friend or loved one when giving a memorial tree or you can donate a tribute bench that has an engraved plaque.

A tree planted in someone's memory is a living tribute that benefits present and future generations.

A tribute bench allows your loved one’s memory to live on in an act of service to our city parks. Your contribution will be a great enhancement to many people’s quality of life.

City of Elk River Donation Policy

Memorial Bench
  1. Memorial Tree
  2. Tribute Bench

Memorial Tree

Donors receive the gratification of giving a meaningful and unique gift to someone special that makes a positive and lasting impact on the environment. Order online.

In addition, donors will receive:

  • A medallion and certificate that is suitable for framing.
  • A Charitable Tax Receipt for the full amount of their donation.

Tree Selection: Tree species will depend on the park. Staff will assist in identifying a suitable tree for the desired placement area. The size will be based on the city landscaping ordinance. Placement location is at the sole discretion of city staff and is based on park use and maintenance. Preferred tree sizes are 8-12 feet tall and approximately two inches in diameter.