Commemorative Tree & Bench Program

The purpose of the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Tree & Bench Program is to provide members of the community a means to honor or memorialize a person or commemorate a special person or occasion.

Commemorative Tree & Bench Program Application (PDF)

  1. Park Bench
  2. Tree

Bench with concrete pad - $1,900

Commemorative Park Bench Guidelines:

Location - Donors may request a specific park or area, however, the final placement will be at the discretion of the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department. 

Bench Specifications - The bench will be "Victor Stanley Inc." Model No. CR-96 4' Scrolled Vertical Steel Slat-Black. Shipping and delivery will take approximately 8 to 10 weeks from approval. 

Plaque Specifications - Each bench will be recognized by a brass plaque inscribed either in honor of (name) or in memory of (name) followed by a single line noting the occasion and the date(s). This plaque will be affixed to the bench. 

Certificate - Donors will receive a certificate suitable for framing, including the honoree name, donor name, occasion, date, and the location of bench.

Installation - Benches will be installed four to six months after your order has been processed.  

Maintenance - The parks department staff will maintain the bench in the same manner as other park benches. When the bench or plaque is beyond repair, the family or group may replace either or both for an additional fee equal to the cost of replacement by the City.