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Making a gift to the Madison Parks is a wonderful way to honor the passing of a loved one. Madison Parks supports the needs and principles of allowing memorials in parks and green space areas, but is also mindful that these facilities have many uses and are enjoyed by a wide range of people. Therefore, the city desires to manage and regulate memorials for the mutual benefit of all. There are a variety of appropriate gifts ranging from trees, to benches, to play equipment.
To initiate the process of a Memorial gift a written request should be submitted to the Superintendent of Parks. The written request should include the kind of gift you would like to give and which park(s) you would like considered (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Parks planning staff and the Superintendent will review the request to determine if it fits with Parks Division Policy as well as the master plan for the requested park. Large items such as shelters, gazebos, swimming pools etc. will require an additional approval by the Parks commission and if large matching funds are necessary by the Common Council.
For your budget planning purposes (estimates only)
Trees with a marker, $300
Benches, $2000-$4000Shelters, Gazebos – starting at $20,000.