Our parks, beaches, and open spaces are part of what makes living in Glencoe so special. The gift of a tree, bench, picnic table, or stadium seat is a great way to honor a loved one or favored pet, celebrate a memorable occasion, thank a person or group for their service to the community, or share a family motto or quote while supporting the Glencoe Park District. For more information about donation options, please call (847) 835-7531 or send us an email.

Dedicate or Adopt a Tree

Many varieties of trees and site locations are available for your donation. While final selection of the site and species remains with the Park District staff, we will consult with you on the species and potential location. Installations are completed Park District staff and planted at the proper time in spring or fall, depending on the species. The price includes the tree, installation, 3" x 5" plaque with custom inscription, and continued maintenance of the tree for five years following the installation date. Also available are established tree adoptions which ensure the maintenance of long-lasting mature trees, are beautiful from adoption day one, and are strong, having made it through the first year. Peruse the list below for the most recently planted trees! 

Shade Trees: $750
Commonly taller than fifty feet at maturity, these trees provide glorious shade, cheerful fall colors, and wildlife habitats that can last up to 200 years. Varieties include Tuliptree, Planetree, Buckeye, Maple, Elm, and Oak.

Ornamental Trees $750
Intermediate in size, these graceful clump or trunk trees provide colorful flowers that have a lifespan of up to 30 years. Varieties include Linden, Red Bud, Magnolia, and Flowering Dogwood.

Evergreen Trees $750 | Ponderosa Pine Market Price
The ornaments of the White Pine, the unique beauty of the White Fir or the rugged, enduring Ponderosa Pine will be a lasting dedication. Please note, the Ponderosa Pine may take up to seven months to locate.

New trees available for adoption - planted Fall 2021!

  • Dundee & Green Bay: American Linden

  • Jackson & Green Bay: Heritage Oak

  • Kalk Park: American Hornbeam

  • Ida & Old Green Bay: Worplesdon American Sweetgum

  • Lakefront Park: Shagbark Hickory, Pecan Hickory

  • Lake & Green Bay: Bur Oak

  • South & Green Bay: Accolade Elm

  • Vernon & Madison: Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple

  • Vernon & Monroe: Shagbark Hickory

  • Takiff Center: Prairie Expedition Elm

New trees available for adoption - planted Fall 2020!
  • Duke Park: London Plane Tree, Hackberry, Red Oak, Red Bud, Swamp White Oak (several of each) | SPECS

  • Lakefront Park: Shagbark Hickory, Burgundy Bell Red Maple

  • Green Bay & Lincoln: Shagbark Hickory

  • Vernon & Monroe: Shagbark Hickory

  • Shelton Park: Heritage River Birch, Autumn Splendor Buckeye, Yellow Buckeye, Valley Forge Elm, American Hornbeam, Armstrong Red Maple, Scarlet Oak

Adopt a Bench, Picnic Table, or Stadium Seat

Donation options are available to suit nature lovers, social butterflies, baseball fans, and more. Select any bench, picnic table, or stadium seat without a plaque or, in the case of benches, with a plaque that reads "Adopt this Bench." The price includes the bench, table, or seat, a stainless steel plaque with a custom inscription, and maintenance for ten years or the life of your bench, table, or seat. 

  • Bench at Glencoe Beach $4,000

  • Picnic Table at the Boating Beach $4,000

  • Corner Bench at the Boating Beach $3,000

  • Standard Bench $3,000

  • Picnic Table $3,000

  • Stadium Seat at Berlin Park Baseball Field $1,000

Social Spaces along Old Green Bay Linear Trail

A mostly grant-funded project along Old Green Bay Road to connect two portions of the Green Bay Trail breaks ground in fall 2020. Along the trail will be four social spaces that are available for donations in part or full.

  • Drinking Fountain $15,000

  • Blocks $14,200 all four or $4,200 each  |SPECS

  • Zig Zag $13,200  SPECS 

  • Circles $5,200 ADOPTED! No longer available

  • Chill Seating $TBD | SPECS

  • Bench $3,000 each |  SPECS

Duke Park on Old Green Bay Linear Trail


  • Interactive Water Fountain $100,000

  • Water Runnel $50,000

  • Drinking Fountain $15,000

  • Hand-crank Train Car $3,000 each

  • Picnic Table $3,000 each

  • Standard Bench $3,000 each

Other Donation Opportunities

  • Cash donations of any amount, which may be targeted to a specific program, park, facility, or the Park District in general

  • Cash donations to renovate complete or partial parks or facilities

  • Want to help beautify one of Glencoe’s parks? Donation options are available for a variety of projects and custom donations

Glencoe Park District reserves the right to change the location of the tree, bench, picnic table, or stadium seat if the park is redesigned. Parks under renovation have donation opportunities following the park designer's plans and may have special items not listed here. The District will determine which parks are no longer available for donation opportunities due to lack of space, although established items may be adopted.

Donations Contact

Use the DONATION/ADOPTION FORM for trees, benches, picnic tables, and stadium seats. You can also contact Jenny Runkel, Administrative Assistant, via email or phone (847) 835-7531, to learn more about our donation program.