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Commemorative Gifts

Give a Gift For Now, and For the Future
Trees, Benches, and Park Amenities for Prince George's County Parks

Invest in the Future of Parks

tree in park The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Department of Parks and Recreation operates and maintains more than 23,000 acres of parkland in Prince George's County, including neighborhood parks, athletic fields, historic sites, playgrounds, picnic areas, and trails. Open space and landscapes for hiking, bird watching, bicycling, and other outdoor activities are among the many natural resources offered in Prince George's County parks. To conserve additional natural resources, a large percentage of the parkland has been left undeveloped to provide natural open spaces.

High quality parks are an essential characteristic of a healthy and vital community. Parklands and over 34 miles of trails in Prince George's County are used by millions of visitors each year. Projects to enhance and extend our park system are ongoing to meet the future needs of our growing community. Your gift in memory of an individual or honoring an important event will contribute to the beautification of parks, support continued park development, and create community links to local parks.

How You Can Support Your Parks

You can provide vital support to these parklands in Prince George's County through a variety of gifts to the Department of Parks and Recreation. Individual donors, organized groups, local businesses, and national corporations are encouraged to honor a person or event; memorialize a family member or colleague; or celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other special event through a commemorative gift to the Department of Parks and Recreation.

All donors will receive a dated certificate commemorating the gift, a map recording the placement of the gift, and recognition with a tag, plaque, or sign at the site.

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Landscape specialists can offer a selection of native and durable trees for planting in selected parks sites from September through May. These include shade, evergreen and flowering trees.

Commemorative Tree
$500 includes costs of tree, simple plaque, and maintenance for the life of the tree.

Two styles of benches are offered including traditional wood and a recycled materials bench. Park staff can assist donors with styles, locations, and plaque design.

Commemorative Bench
$900-1500 (prices varies by style) includes cost of bench, plaque, and maintenance for the life of the bench.

Individual or group donors may select dedicated areas to commemorate an event or person(s) with a grove of trees or landscaped garden. Park staff is available to advise donors on placement of these specialized sites.

Commemorative Grove or Garden
$3000-$5000 includes costs of multiple trees, plants, flowers, signage, and ongoing annual maintenance.

Park Beautification/Renovation Projects
Amenities including sculptures, interpretive signage, bike racks, drinking fountains, or other suitable items may be arranged on an individual basis with park staff. These projects vary in size, cost, and availability of sites. Requests will be handled individually and gifts will include item costs and maintenance fee.

Commemorative Gifts
Your good stewardship of our parks and natural areas will provide a lasting legacy for future generations in Prince George's County.

For more information, please contact:
Tracy Barone

Grants & Partnerships Manager
Please note: The donation of a tree, bench or other amenity to The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's park system does not constitute ownership of the item, the land upon which it is situated, or the surrounding lands. Department of Parks and Recreation staff can accept only those commemorative gifts that are in alignment with the Commission's organizational mission and purpose. The Commission reserves the right to determine the suitability of all commemorative gifts and donations and expressly reserves the right to refuse any donation or commemorative gift. The Commission, in its sole discretion, will determine whether to repair or replace any of the commemorative gift items that are damaged, stolen or destroyed.