Legacy Program

By adopting a legacy tree or bench, you enrich our shared bigger backyard and enhance the natural beauty of Great Parks.

The Legacy Program provides an opportunity to honor a loved one or commemorate a milestone at Great Parks of Hamilton County.


  • Great Parks of Hamilton County maintains the legacy tree or bench for a period of 10 years. Legacy tree maintenance includes planting, fertilizing, mulching, pruning, and replacing as needed within the 10 year period. Legacy bench maintenance includes painting, replacing parts, and general repairs as needed within the 10 year period.
  • Family members, friends, or honorees will be invited to submit one photo and up to 100 words about your honoree. Honorees will be recognized in Great Parks Legacy Program Gallery for the 10 year period. Legacy Program Gallery coming soon.
  • Legacy trees and benches must be left as-is; no additional decorations, plantings or ashes may be added.
  • An acknowledgment card can be sent to the honoree’s family if an address is provided.
  • Legacy trees are planted between October 1 and December 15. Trees dedicated after October 1 will be planted the following year between October 1 and December 15. Legacy benches are available year-round.
  • Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Other Ways to Honor a Loved One

Honor a loved one by sponsoring one tree to be planted in an undeveloped area of a Great Park. Your loved one, or his/her family, will receive a personalized certificate indicating the park and your name. Learn more at Reforest a Great Park.

To make a general contribution in honor or memory of a friend, colleague, or loved one, please visit

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