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You can support Philadelphia Parks & Recreation by donating a park bench or picnic table, 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 park bench, picnic table, 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, picnic table or bench is in place. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Tree/Grove of Trees

Upon receiving your tree donation request, a staff member will contact you to discuss 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.

Please download and complete the Tree/Grove of Trees Form to begin the donation process.

Bench/Picnic Table
Bench and picnic table donations range in price, depending on the location and style. At present, the bench options available are a metal bench with center armrest, or a redwood bench with exposed aggregate concrete sides. Picnic tables are oak wood. Selection of park location and bench style is subject to approval by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff.

The purchase price of a bench includes a 4" x 6" commemorative plaque. Bronze cast plaque wording is limited to 6 lines with up to 30 characters including spaces per line.

Please download and complete the Bench/Picnic Table Form to begin the donation process.

Fairmount Park Conservancy

The Fairmount Park Conservancy works as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts which 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.