Image of metal benchThe Town of Tecumseh's commemorative programs provide an opportunity to recognize and honour others through a lasting tribute. Commemorations may include a birth or marriage, to honour a retiree or recent graduate, or in memory of a loved one.

Commemorative Bench

The commemorative bench program includes a bench (existing or new) with a customized engraved plaque (dimensions are 2.125" x 5.875") for a period of ten years with the option to renew. Contributors have the choice of three styles of benches: wood, metal and a wood-metal combination. Contributors may choose from the current bench inventory available throughout the Town.

The bench remains the sole property of the Town of Tecumseh and becomes part of the park system for all to enjoy. The Town will maintain the bench's basic structure integrity, such as repair a broken board or replacement of missing hardware, in the same manner as other park benches, but will not be liable for damages incurred by circumstances beyond its control, such as acts of vandalism, wear and tea, or weather deterioration. Replacement or repair costs to the custom place, if desired, will be the responsibility of the contributor.

Fees:

Park bench with new concrete pad - $2000

Park bench (existing) - $1600

To purchase a commemorative bench, complete and submit an Application. A representative from the Tecumseh Parks and Recreation Department will contact you to confirm the order, process the payment and finalize the agreement.

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 Commemorative Tree

The commemorate tree program includes the planting of a tree with the option to purchase a customized engraved granite plaque (Dimensions are 8" x 6"). Contributors may request a location within the Town's park inventory and the tree species to be planted. The Town reserves the right to the final determination of the tree species, location and placement.

Approved tree species include: Honey Locust, Kentucky Coffee Tree, Silver Maple, Native Red Maple and London Plane Tree.

Trees and plaques installed become the property of the Town of Tecumseh and the Town will maintain the commemorative trees in the same manner as other trees in the Town parks. The Town is not liable for theft or damages to the tree or plaque incurred by circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to, acts of vandalism, acts of God, age-related wear and tear and/or weather related deterioration. Where the tree's demise is attributed to the Town's maintenance or lack thereof, the Town will be responsible to replace the tree on one occasion within five years of installation.

Fees:

Tree planting - $500

Tree planting with plaque - $850

To purchase a commemorative tree, complete and submit an Application. A representative from the Tecumseh Parks and Recreation Department will contact you to confirm the order, process the payment and finalize the agreement.

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Image of tree with plaqueFor more information, contact the Tecumseh Parks and Recreation office by email or call (519) 735-4756