The purpose of the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Commemorative Tree & Bench Program is to provide members of the community a means to honor or memorialize a person or commemorate a special person or occasion. To begin the process, please complete the Commemorative Tree & Bench Program Application.
Bench with concrete pad - $3,700
Commemorative Park Bench Guidelines:
Location - Donors may request a specific park or area, however, the final placement will be at the discretion of the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department.
Bench Specifications - The bench will be "Victor Stanley Inc." Model No. CR-96 4' Scrolled Vertical Steel Slat-Black. Shipping and delivery will take approximately 8 to 10 weeks from approval.
Plaque Specifications - Each bench will be recognized by a brass plaque inscribed with four lines of text with 14 characters per line. This plaque will be affixed to the bench.
Installation - Benches will be installed four to six months after your order has been processed.
Maintenance - The parks department staff will maintain the bench in the same manner as other park benches. When the bench or plaque is beyond repair, the family or group may replace either or both for an additional fee equal to the cost of replacement by the City.
Tree - $1250
Commemorative Tree Guidelines:
Location & Species - Donors may request a specific park or area, however, the final placement will be at the discretion of the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department. Tree will be approximately an inch and a half in diameter. Selection of tree species will also be at the discretion of the department from the recommended species list. Specific trees may be determined by the selected park site conditions and limitations (e.g. available planting space, water, above and underground utilities, presence of existing species, and future park improvements.) Planting location must be within designated sites where water is available. Once location and species are determined, trees will be planted by a qualified landscaper to city standards and specifications.
Plaque Specifications - Each tree will be recognized by a brass plaque inscribed with four lines of text with 14 characters per line. The plaque will be affixed to a marker in front of the tree.
Maintenance - The parks department staff will maintain the tree in the same manner as other park trees. Replacement of a commemorative tree is limited to a one-year warranty.
Planting - Trees will be planted in November through the end of January only. Dedication services should be planned accordingly.
Recommended Species List:
- American Elm
- Mexican Sycamore
- Possumhaw Holly
- Bur Oak
- Cedar Elm
- Cambyi Oak
- Chinkapin Oak
- Mexican White Oak
- Live Oak
- Lacey Oak
- Montezuma cypress
- TX Mountain Laurel