Memorial Tree and Bench Program
The Memorial Tree and Bench Program is a wonderful way for all to celebrate, honor or memorialize a special individual, group or event. With the purchase of a new tree or park bench, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will work with the donor to assure the planting or installing of a new tree or bench in a park, public space, or along a walking trail. In addition, this unique living memorial will also contribute to the beautification of public spaces for countless generations to enjoy.
Provisions & Guidelines
The City of Las Cruces reserves the right to modify the preferred type of tree and preferred location in order to maintain the original landscape and to allow for the long term growth of the tree.
Wording on plaques (benches only): Donor may choose either of the following wordings on the plaque, "In Memory of" or "In Honor of" followed by the name of the individual.
The City of Las Cruces will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur to the tree or plaque and all warranties shall come from the place of purchase.
All trees will be planted within the next appropriate planting season after purchase. Planting seasons are late Fall and Early Spring and are subject to weather considerations.
The City of Las Cruces Memorial Tree and Bench Program offers a variety of options the best allows you to honor the memory of a loved one or to honor someone’s accomplishments.
Option 1: New Tree Planting
A new tree, suited to the park selected, will be planted in a park in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Price includes tree, labor and irrigation costs. Cost: $250.00
Option 2: New Bench
A new bench will be placed in a local park or along a walking trail in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Price includes bench, labor and installed concrete slab. Cost: $1000.00
Option 3: New Bench with Plaque
A custom bench with a name plaque will be placed in a local park or along a walking trail in memory of, or in honor of a loved one. Price includes all of Option 2, in addition to a personalized plaque that is mounted onto the bench. Please contact Parks & Recreation at 575/541-2550 for consultation. Cost: Price depends on bench selected