Tree & Bench Dedication Program

About the Program: 

Created by the Onalaska Parks and Recreation Department, the Tree and Bench Dedication Program provides an opportunity for groups and individuals to donate trees or benches in honor of friends, relatives or causes. Items purchased through the program can be installed in City parks, along trails, and in other appropriate outdoor spaces. Exact placement is at the discretion of the Department. Applications for Dedication Trees are accepted all year, however, trees are only planted in the spring and fall months.


Maintenance of Trees & Benches 

All trees and benches are installed and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department or contractors. Within the first 5 years, if items are vandalized, stolen, or fail as a result of environmental conditions, the Department will make every effort to repair or replace them.


How to get Involved: 

To purchase a memorial tree or bench, please review the document below. Return a completed copy of your form and payment to the Onalaska Parks and Recreation office. Parks Maintenance Staff will review the request and reach out to your with any questions and details that may be required to complete your request. 


Bench Details: 

Onalaska Parks and Recreation partners with an area craftsman to design highly customizable benches that provide opportunites for memorials, celebrations, veteran recognition that are each unique.  View example benches in the images below. 


Memorial Bench


Veteran Bench 


Decorative Bench