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You can support Philadelphia Parks & Recreation by donating a tree or grove of trees, or by making a donation to the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Gifts for All Seasons

The “Gifts for all Seasons” program offers you the opportunity to honor someone special, commemorate an occasion, or establish a memorial with a donation of a tree or grove. You can request that your gift be placed in one of the many parks throughout the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation system. We invite donors to plan a small dedication ceremony once their tree or grove is in place. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Tree/Grove of Trees

To begin the tree donation process, please call (215) 683-0215. A staff member will discuss your preferences for the type of tree and location. Over 50 varieties of trees can be planted, and you will be able to choose from among many evergreens, hardwoods, and ornamentals. Once your choice is made, we will select a healthy, ten-foot specimen at the nursery. Because trees are fragile, living things, we plant them when conditions are best, in the spring or fall.

After your tree has been planted, we will notify you and send you a commemorative certificate displaying the name of the individual you are honoring, along with your donor name as well as the location of your tree.
A Note on Bench Donations
Tree and bench donations to Philadelphia Parks & Recreation as a memorial or tribute to a special someone have continued since 1988, almost 30 years. We would like to take a moment to thank the many generous donors for their support. Almost one thousand benches and trees were added to the parks system through this program! While the tree donation program will continue under the Gifts for All Seasons Fund, we are retiring the donated bench program at this time. Going forward, we will focus on the maintenance and repair of our existing bench inventory. We are considering alternate programs that will enable the citizens of Philadelphia to find comfort and remember joyous occasions in their lives; stay tuned for more information.

Fairmount Park Conservancy

The Fairmount Park Conservancy works as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts that preserve and improve the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation system in order to enhance the quality of life and stimulate economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Donations to the Fairmount Park Conservancy help us maintain and enhance our parks. Support the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Program Update

As of July 2016, the bench donation portion of the Gift for All Seasons program is inactive. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff are working to bring this program back as quickly as possible. If you would like to be contacted once the program restarts, please call (215) 683-3600.