Tree and Bench Adoption Program

Boise Parks and Recreation is proud to offer the opportunity to publicly celebrate, commemorate and honor important people, dates and events. The department has a wide range of site amenities or facilities for you to choose from for the Adopt a Tree and Adopt a Bench opportunities. These are established and maintained in accordance with the Boise Parks and Recreation Memorial Policy.

For more information please call (208) 608-7600 or email us.

Tree and Bench Adoption Program

Site Selection

Choose from numerous available locations to display your special message.

Premier Parks

Alta Harris Park
Ann Morrison Park
Bernadine Quinn Riverside Park
Boise Depot and Platt Gardens
Esther Simplot Park
Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Julia Davis Park
Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park
Marianne Williams Park
Molenaar Park
Shoreline Park
Warm Springs Park

Renewable Terms

Tree and bench adoptions are for a 20-year renewable term and will receive maintenance consistent with our Department standards for the term of adoption. Upon expiration of the adoption, there is an opportunity to extend the adoption for another 20 years at current pricing.

Personalized Plaque

An extensive list of sentiments that work well with both tree and bench plaques have been complied and will be provided upon request. Per the Boise Parks and Recreation Memorial Policy, the first time should be introductory text, the second line is limited to the name of person or persons, and the third line is limited to calendar date of significance.

Tree adoptions include a granite plaque in a concrete border, with a color option of black, paradiso or gray.

Metal bench adoptions include a bronze plaque.

Stone bench adoptions include a granite plaque with a color option of black, paradiso or gray.

Memorial Tree

Adopt a Tree

This popular program, established by our Community Forestry Unit, is a special way to observe important people, dates, and events in your life. Trees that have been established for at least two years are eligible for adoption. The adoption includes the tree and installation of a 6" x 12" plaque.

The cost is based on the size and location of the tree.

Neighborhood Parks

  • 10 to 20-inch diameter = $515.00
  • Over 20-inch diameter = $1,030.00

Premier Parks

  • 10 to 20-inch diameter = $1,030.00
  • Over 20-inch diameter = $2,060.00

Tree adoptions are not available in Bethine Church Trail, Camel's Back Park, C.W. Moore Park, Cecil D. Andrus Capitol Park, Charles F. McDevitt Youth Sports Complex, Fairmont Park/Pool, Greenbelt, Hillside Park, Kathryn Albertson Park, Marianne Williams Park, Molenaar Park, Morris Hill Park, Rhodes Park, Simplot Sports Complexes, Veterans Memorial Park or within any city-owned cemetery.

Memorial Bench

Adopt a Bench

The memorial bench program has a variety of opportunities to recognize important people, dates and events in your life. Boise Parks and Recreation offers two bench styles: standard powder metal benches and stone benches. The adoption includes installation of a 6" x 9" plaque.

The type of bench available at participating locations is determined by the department. Proposals are welcome and will be evaluated based on feasibility.  
The cost is based upon the type and location of the bench.

Neighborhood Parks

Metal Benches = $1,500.00
Stone Benches = $2,500.00

Premier Parks

Metal / Stone Benches = $2,500.00

Bench adoptions are not available in the Boise Depot/Platt Gardens, Cecil D. Andrus Capitol Park, Fairmont Park/Pool, Hillside Park, Kathryn Albertson Park, Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, Simplot Sports Complex, Veterans Memorial Park or within any city-owned cemetery.
Only existing benches may be adopted in Esther Simplot Park.

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