Memorial Tree and Bench Program

The City of McPherson Public Lands and Facilities Department invites you to memorialize a special person or life event with a tree or bench located in one of McPherson's Beautiful parks or public lands areas.

How it works:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. After your application is received, you will be contacted by the Park Supervisor and/or the City Forester to finalize the memorial location and details. 
  3. The installation will be scheduled, and the tree or bench is ordered.  (Payment is required before the scheduling of installation.) 
  4. A letter of acknowledgment will be sent to the donor and this will finalize wording on the bench plaque or tree tag. 

Memorial Tree Donation 

With a tree-specific donation, the city will coordinate and plant a tree in honor or in memory of a special person or life event. Memorial trees are a great way to honor a loved one or a special occasion as well as being friendly to our environment. Donors can choose from “flowering tree or shade tree.” Then will work with the city forester and local suppliers to determine the best available option for the $200 donation. Tree species and locations of planting will be subject to the Park Department supervisor and city forester.   A tree donation lasts the lifetime of the tree. If the tree dies within the first 2 years, it will be replaced at the cost of the City of McPherson. Planting will be done in the spring and the fall only. Decorating or adorning trees is not permitted.

Memorial Bench Donations

With a donation of $1000, the City of McPherson will provide and install an engraved bench in honor or in memory of a special person or event.

The City of McPherson is committed to creating lifetime memories through quality facilities. Memorial tree and bench donations will be used to enhance area Parks and Public facilities.

For more information contact:

Lauren Przymus, Park Supervisor
Ph: (620) 245-2565