Memorial Tree & Bench Program

Memorial Tree & Bench Program

In May 2007, The Grayslake Community Park District and Grayslake Park Foundation created a special place in Central Park. The “Reflection Pond and Walkway” provides community members with an opportunity to enhance Central Park, while honoring loved ones with donations of trees, benches, and landscaping.

Each tree, or bench, is equipped with a personalized plaque (6″ x 8″).
Birthdays, anniversaries, or the loss of a loved one can be commemorated.
Trees and landscaping can be purchased at any time, but installation will be done in the spring and the fall. The installation of benches will depend on weather and availability.

For more information on the Grayslake Park Foundation, please visit the Park District’s Park Foundation page.

Ready to start the process of ordering your Memorial Tree/Bench? Applications links are shown below.


For more information about honoring a loved one with a tree or bench, contact Shelly Regnier, Superintendent of Recreation at  (847) 223-7529 or via email at