Memorial Trees and Benches

A bench in Kendrick Lake Park

The City of Lakewood has two memorial donation programs: A memorial tree planting program and a memorial bench program. Both programs offer unique opportunities to remember your loved ones and create a lasting tribute.

All donations are guaranteed for a period of ten years. During this time, the city will repair or replace the tree or bench when necessary. Donations are recognized by either placing a plaque on the bench, or placing the loved ones name on the Memorial Tree Planting Plaque, which is located on the second floor of the Lakewood Civic Center.

Contact Us: For questions or more information, contact Lakewood Parks at 720-963-5240.

Memorial Trees

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Honor your loved one by purchasing a memorial tree, which can be planted in almost any park within the Lakewood park system. 

Donation amounts range in price depending on the size and species of the tree desired. Forestry staff members will assist you in selecting an appropriate tree species and planting location. Ceremonies you may wish to hold in association with the planting of the memorial tree can be coordinated in advance with city forestry staff.

Trees are only planted in the spring, from April to June. 

Program update

Starting in 2023, memorial tree costs will be $400 per tree, depending on species and size. This will include a memorial 'leaf' made of either copper, aluminum, or brass containing the individual’s information on it. This leaf will be added to a memorial tree display located on the second floor of the Lakewood Civic Center, 480 S. Allison Pkwy.

How to get started

Fill out an online application. If you have questions, contact the City of Lakewood Memorial Tree Program at 720-963-5246.

Memorial Tree Application

Memorial Benches

The Memorial Bench Program allows individuals to purchase a memorial bench to be placed at a park.

How to get started

This program is managed by the Lakewood Parks Department. For more information, call 720-963-5240.