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Mishawaka’s Memorial Tree and Bench Program

Special Dedications for Loved Ones

Friends and relatives can remember a loved one by dedicated a tree or bench in one of Mishawaka’s  beautiful parks. This dedication provides a lasting remembrance in honor of a loved one and enhances the meaning of a bench or tree.

Trees and benches purchased through this program are planted and placed in one of Mishawaka’s city parks, with placement at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department. Due to the high demand for placement along the Riverwalk, new additions may be subject to a waiting list until there is an appropriate opening.

Memorial Trees

The tree selection is designed to encourage a sustainable and healthy urban forest planted with native species. Native hardwoods are well-suited to the growing conditions found in our parks, have long lifespans and provide canopy and habitat for a variety of living creatures.

Memorial Bench Program

The bench is a 6-foot-long metal powder-coated backless bench. The City of Mishawaka will provide a concrete pad for the bench and secure it for you. We will make every effort to install benches three to six months after your order. Each bench includes a memorial plaque, which is installed on the pad adjacent to the bench. Plaques are 12 inches wide by 6 inches tall. They are made of cast aluminum with a maximum of three lines, with a limit of 23 characters per line including punctuation and spaces.

Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for costs, lead times and any additional questions.