The Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks takes great pride in preserving and improving parks and parkland for all residents to enjoy. Last year, more than 400,000 visitors participated in thousands of sports games, practices and activities at the various facilities around the Village while utilizing 100 acres of parkland.
The Department’s Legacy Tree & Bench Program allows groups and individuals to honor, recognize and remember loved ones. Exact placement is at the discretion of the Department. Trees and benches that are purchased through the program are planted and placed at various parkland and green space locations around the Village.
The cost of the tree program is $600 per tree. This includes the tree, plaque and continued maintenance of the tree (fertilizer, pruning, mulching, etc.). Trees can be donated any time of the year but they will be planted during late summer/early fall. Department staff will help in selecting a native and durable tree, which includes shade, evergreen and flowering trees.
The cost of the bench program is $1,100 per bench, including a commemorate plaque and materials. Installation depends on the time of year received and the number of preceding orders. The benches are made from environmentally-friendly, recycled plastic lumber and placed at approved sites. For more information, contact the Department of Recreation and Parks at 516-465-4075.