Urban Tree Program
St. Louis County Parks is dedicated to the reforestation, enhancement and development of our urban and community forests. You can be a contributing factor to our dedication through the Urban Tree Program. Participants may engrave a bevel-edged brick with their personal message; sponsor the planting of a tree or the placement of a park bench. Your donation to the program will improve the quality of life for present and future generations by preserving and improving the natural scenic and recreation sites for their enjoyment.
Urban Tree Program Options
THE BRICK YOU ENGRAVE: The cost of an 8” X 4” engraved bevel-edged brick is $125. Although bricks will be engraved in a timely manner, the date cannot be guaranteed due to requirements of the engraver.
Bricks are installed at the following locations:
Spanish Lake Park - O’Mara Shelter Flagpole, 12636 Spanish Lake Pond Road, St. Louis, MO 63138
Queeny Park - Barn Garden/Lilac Walkway, 1675 S. Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63131
Jefferson Barracks Park - Visitors Center Flagpole, 345 North Road, St. Louis, MO 63125
THE TREE YOU SPONSOR: The cost of a tree is $250. St. Louis County Parks reserves the right to choose the tree and planting location within a park that meets the needs of the park. Trees are planted in December and have a one year guarantee. If it should die within one year, a replacement will be planted during the following planting season. The cost of a tree and an engraved brick is $325. The engraved brick will be placed at your choice of locations from the list above. It will not be placed beneath the tree.
THE BENCH YOU PLACE: The cost of a park bench with an engraved bronze plaque is $2,000. Benches are 5 feet long and constructed of recycled plastic with a black metal frame. A bronze plaque, with your chosen message, is attached to the top rail of the bench. In choosing a bench location within a given park, the donor will meet with the program coordinator and the park supervisor.
SPONSOR A BENCH & TREE: The final level of donation includes a park bench and a tree. The cost is $2,200. Where space permits, a tree may be planted near a bench to provide welcome shade during the summer months, otherwise it will be planted elsewhere within the park.
Upon receiving an application for an engrave brick, tree, or bench, a notification card will be sent to the recipient. Card choices include, In Memory, In Honor & In Celebration. Donors and recipients will receive notification by post card when their brick, tree or bench is in place.
Payment must accompany the application. Choices for payment include check or charge. St. Louis County Parks accepts Visa, MasterCard & Discover. Your donation is tax deductible as provided by law.