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Green Gifts


Honor a loved one, mark an anniversary, or welcome a child or grandchild into the world while contributing to the beauty and enjoyment of the Lake County Forest Preserves. Commemorate a bench through the Preservation Foundation’s Green Gifts program and your philanthropic contribution will create a lasting legacy for your family and all of Lake County. Terms and conditions »

Commemorative Benches

Millions of visitors spend time all throughout our beautiful forest preserves. Your bench will offer lasting enjoyment for preserve and trail users and a meaningful way to mark an occasion or celebrate a loved one. Benches are available for installation along developed trails at most of our preserves and come with a 3-by-1.5-inch plaque engraved with your personalized inscription. Bench options include:

trailsideThe Trailside Bench

  • $1,500—existing bench (includes refurbishing)



gardenThe Garden Bench

The fee for commemorative benches includes purchase of the bench, installation and maintenance costs, a stone pad (to meet accessibility requirements), and purchase and engraving of your recognition plaque.

For more information about the Green Gifts program, or to schedule a consultation at the preserve in which you are interested, please email or call Katherine O'Rourke at 847-968-3438. 

Locate a Commemorative Bench or Tree

Use the interactive map below to view and find commemortive benches and trees.