The Park People
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Park Legacy Program

Honor a loved one, celebrate a milestone, or commemorate an occasion with a special tribute in Denver’s public parks.

Tribute Trees

Whether you want to celebrate an occasion like a birth, wedding or anniversary, or you want to remember someone close to you, a Tribute Tree is a meaningful memorial that grows stronger and more beautiful with each passing year.

Tribute Trees planted in our public parks bring joy and beauty to the community and serve as a continual reminder of the occasion or individual for which they were planted.

The Park People will work closely with you and with Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) to coordinate the planting of a tribute tree in a Denver park. We accept requests throughout the year, and the Tribute Trees are planted in September and October. The cost for a Tribute Tree is $500. DPR tries to ensure that the right tree is planted in the right place to give each tree the best opportunity to thrive. However, should a Tribute Tree not survive, DPR will replace the tree at no cost.

Please note: Current policy prohibits the placement of plaques and other signage next to park trees. Additionally, plantings cannot be scheduled in conjunction with ceremonies. However, upon request, mulch can be left next to the tree for family and friends to use to complete the planting as part of a ceremony.

Brick Memory Pavers

Behind the Eugene Field House, a historic cottage on the eastern edge of Washington Park, lies a quiet space where people come to enjoy the shade, beauty, and solitude of the Hazel Gates Woodruff Tribute Garden. You can commemorate a person, relationship, organization, or event with a personally inscribed brick paver.  Requests are processed and installed three times each year. The cost for an engraved paver is $100.


Submit a Request

To request a Tribute Tree or brick memory paver, please complete the form below.  For more information, please call 303-722-6262 or email





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