Celebration Bench and Tree Program


 
 
Overview 

The city of Port Washington is a beautiful and growing community.  As our park system grows, we need trees for shade and park character as well as benches for visitors to rest and enjoy the scenery.The Port Washington Parks and Recreation Department would like to offer you an opportunity to honor someone special, to remember a loved one, or to recognize a special event or achievement through our Celebration Bench and Tree Program. Trees and benches will be placed in the Port Washington Parks System and your gift will provide a lasting memory and enhance the beauty and variety of our parks.


 
Install a Bench

1. Select a Bench Location. Our city parks have space for additional benches. Bench types for all locations have been pre-determined. Indicate a location you would like the bench installed and we will try to honor your wishes, however the Department may offer additional recommendations.

2. Select Plaque Inscription. A cast bronze plaque will be installed on bench with letters engraved signifying your message. 

3. Complete the application (see attachment below). Submit application with gift payable to the City of Port Washington. The gift amount depends on the location of the bench but generally ranges from $1500 to $3000. The gift amount is due with application and reflects the bench, delivery, site preparation, concrete, plaque engraving, and perpetural care.

4.Install the Bench. Attendance during the bench installation is welcome but not required. Let us know how you would like to be involved.

5.The Parks & Recreation Department maintains a permanent record of Celebration Benches. You will receive a thank you letter, photo and map of its location.

  
 
Location:  Neighborhood Park
Bench Type:  Neighborhood Bench 
Plaque Size: 3"x7"
Gift Amount: $1500
            
 
 
 
Location:  Coal Dock Park and Fisherman's Park
BenchType:  Decorative Bench
Plaque Size: 5"x8"
Gift Amount: $2500 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Location:  Harborwalk north of Rotary
BenchType:  Harbor Walk Bench 
Plaque Size: 5"x8"
Gift Amount: $2000 
     
Location:  Coal Dock Park
BenchType:  Crain Rail Bench
Plaque Size: 5"x8"
Gift Amount: $3000 
 
  

  
Plant a Tree

1. Select a tree species. We are open to all types of trees, although Forestry personnel will have final approval. Trees are approximately 1 ½’’ - 2’’ in diameter and 7’ - 10’ tall. We recommend the following species: London Planetree,Swamp White Oak, Bitternut Hickory, Serbian Spruce, White Pine, Dawn Redwood and Ohio Buckeye

2. Select a location. Most of the City parks have space for additional trees. We will try to honor your wishes, however the Department may offer additional recommendations.

3. Complete the application(see attachment below). Submit application with $400 gift payable to the City of Port Washington. The gift amount reflects the tree, delivery, soil preparation, planting, mulch, water, and perpetual care.

4.Plant the tree. Attendance during the planting process is welcome, but not required. Let us know how you would like to be involved. Trees are planted in the spring or fall.

5.The Parks & Recreation Department maintains a permanent record of Celebration Trees. By Department policy, markers or plaques are not allowed to be placed at the tree. You will receive a thank you letter, photo and map of its location.

 
   London Planetree    White Pine
         Swamp White Oak    Dawn Redwood
   Bitternut Hickory    Ohio
   Serbian Spruce    
  

For more information about the Celebration Bench and Tree Program contact :

Port Parksand Recreation Office 201 N Webster St Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm  262-284-5881

 

Forms & Flyers

  Celebration Bench & Tree Donation Pamphlet
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Last Updated: 2/14/2019
Category: Information Pamphlet
  Celebration Bench and Tree Application & Policy
Size (Kb): 98 KB
Last Updated: 2/15/2019