Sugar Land Memorial Tree & Bench Program

Memorial Tree & Bench Program

Oyster Creek Park Bridge

The Sugar Land Memorial Tree & Bench Program is a unique way to enhance the beauty and quality of our parks for many years to come, while honoring the life of a loved one. We offer the below donation options.

Memorial Tree 

Planting season for trees is from November 1 through March 1. We will begin accepting applications for memorial trees beginning in October.

Planting a memorial tree provides benefits to the community and environment, while also providing a unique and significant tribute to your loved one.

Donors may choose either live oaks and cedar elms to become memorial trees, which are durable and drought-tolerant. 30 gallons in size are the standard planting size.


Memorial Tree

Memorial trees can be planted at the following parks:
Brazos River Park, City Park, Colony Bend Park, Eldridge Park, First Colony Park, Memorial Park, Park at the Levee, Pawm Springs Dog Park*, Sugar Mill Park & Sugar Lakes Park.

*Memorial trees at Pawm Springs Dog Park:
Individuals who would like to honor the memory of their beloved canine pets may have a memorial tree planted at Pawm Springs Dog Park. A centralized memorial board with nameplates is installed at the South Meadow Pavilion adjacent to the dog park, in lieu of a plaque at the foot of the memorial tree, in order to eliminate obstructions for dogs running throughout the park.

Memorial Benches 

Memorial benches provide a way honor or remember a loved one, while offering respite to park visitors to help them enjoy their surroundings. 

Memorial benches can be installed at the following parks:

Cullinan Park, Covington West Park, First Colony Park, Highlands Park, Imperial Park, Lonnie Green Park, Lost Creek Park,  Meadow Lake Park, Sugar Land Memorial Park South Meadow, River Park Trail, Mesquite Park, Mayfield Park, Park at the Levee and Slockett Park.

*PLEASE NOTE: Eldridge Park and Memorial Park lake loop areas are no longer available for bench placement.

Memorial Bench Online Application

Plaques & Inscriptions

Memorial trees*: 4" x 8" bronze plaque with a concrete frame; installed at the foot of the memorial tree.

Memorial benches*: 4" x 8" bronze plaque (no concrete frame); installed in the middle of the bench’s front side.
*Excluding those at Pawm Springs Dog Park

Plaque inscriptions for memorial trees and benches (excluding Pawm Springs Dog Park) may contain up to 3 lines.

Line 1: 
Choose between: In Memory of  /  In Loving Memory of  /  In Honor of

Line 2:
Honoree’s name as you wish it to appear on plaque

Line 3 (Optional):
Select one: the birth and death dates of honoree or the dedicated memorial date of your choosing

Plaque Inscriptions for Memorial Trees & Benches at Pawm Springs Dog Park:

An engraved plaque (1”x3.25”) will be mounted on a central recognition board at the South Meadow Pavilion adjacent to Pawm Springs Dog Park. Memorial inscriptions on plaques at Pawm Springs Dog Park may contain up to 3 lines:

Line 1:
Choose between: In Memory of  /  In Loving Memory of  /  In Honor of

Line 2: 
Pet’s Name (Multiple dog names may be on the plaque, provided names can fit on the same line with no adjustment to font size)

Line 3:
Name of the donating individual, family or organization name

Please note that we are limited to the above inscription options, and are not able to add additional lines, religious symbols or additional content.

Donation Cost

(updated January 2022)

Memorial Tree
$495; Includes the supply and planting of a 30-gallon tree.

Memorial Tree at Pawm Springs Dog Park
$495; Includes the supply and planting of a 30-gallon tree and engraved plaque on central recognition board at the pavilion adjacent to the Pawm Springs Dog Park.

Memorial Tree with Bronze Plaque
$758; Includes the supply and planting of a 30-gallon tree and a 4”x8” cast bronze plaque with a surrounding concrete frame to be installed at the foot of the tree.

Memorial Bench with Bronze Plaque
$1,300; includes installation of memorial bench and engraved 3"x8" cast plaque.

*Costs shown may vary slightly due to production costs and exact gallon size of trees.

Policies & Additional Information

  • All memorial trees, benches and plaques are installed once the application process is complete and payment has been remitted. We are unable to guarantee a specific planting/installation date.
  • Memorial benches and trees can only be installed adjacent to trails or near parking lots within the chosen park. All bench and tree slots are now predesignated. We are unable to guarantee specific location requests.
  • Additional plantings, flowers or decorations to the memorial’s area are not permitted at any time.
  • If your plaque becomes damaged or is stolen, or if your memorial tree becomes damaged or dies, please contact us at the number below for available options.
  • Prices shown are approximate; actual costs may vary slightly. We will let you know as soon as we find out about changes in cost to your selected memorial.

For more information about the Sugar Land Memorial Tree & Bench Program, please feel free to reach us at 281- 275-2825 or by emailing us at parkrec@sugarlandtx.gov.

Honor and Remember Brick Paver

For loved ones who served in any branch of the United States Military, the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation offers individuals the opportunity to honor or remember veterans through the Honor and Remember brick paver. 

The Honor and Remember flag site includes a surrounding plaza with concrete brick pavers. For more information, visit the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation’s website.

Honor and Remember Paver Program