Tree and Bench Donation Program

The Fund for Parks and Recreation, the City of Boston's not-for-profit parks endowment, accepts charitable donations to restore and improve Boston's renowned open spaces.

Park Benches

People may donate new or existing park benches. Sometimes locations in existing parks are available for new bench donations where no bench currently exists. Whether existing or new, a donor recognition plaque will be installed on the bench or at the base of the bench.

Park Trees

The City Arborist will need to approve the location for new trees.  A donor recognition plaque will be installed at the base of the tree when the tree is planted.

Tree Care

Donations for tree care will be used for ongoing planting, watering, and maintenance of Boston's trees.

Donation Suggestions

Note: Prices are subject to periodic revision to reflect current costing.


Park Donation ElementNeighborhood ParksFlagship Parks*Corporate Donors
New Park Bench$5,000$10,000$15,000
Existing Park Bench$1,500$3,000$5,000
New Tree$5,000$10,000


Existing Tree$1,500$3,000$5,000


*Flagship Parks are the Back Bay Fens, the Riverway, Jamaica Pond, Olmsted Park, Copley Square, and Christopher Columbus Park.

Donation programs for Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall are administered by the Friends of the Public Garden and the Friends of Commonwealth Avenue Mall. For more information, please call 617-723-8144.