Commemorative Program

The City of Aurore Commemorative Program is intended to provide opportunities for community members to remember and honor loved ones or commemorate an individual group. The location currently available for donated trees and/ or benches is Moebius Nature Center, 929 E. Mennonite Road. Availability is limited and not guaranteed.

Commemorative Bench 
The cost to dedicate a bench with commemorative plaque is $1000. Benches are 6' long and made of recycled plastic. A 3" by 6" bronze plaque denotes information regarding the dedication. Once dedicated, the bench becomes the property of the City of Aurora.
Commemorative Bench Program Request Form for Moebius Nature Center
Bench type used in commemorative bench program

Commemorative Tree 

We are no longer placing Memorial Trees and Benches at Sunny Lake Park. We have availability at Moebius Nature Center.

The cost to dedicate a tree is $600. This includes the tree and a personalized commemorative plaque. A dedicated tree becomes the property of the City of Aurora, and City staff will be responsible for maintenance.

Our staff will work with you to identify tree species and the best location for planting. Please note we cannot guarantee any specific tree species or location, but we will consider requests. 
Trees will be planted either in Fall or Spring. Planting date cannot be guaranteed and is dependent on factors including weather and availability. Our staff will discuss a potential range of planting dates at the time a tree dedication order is placed. 
Commemorative Tree Request Form for Moebius Nature Center