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Memorial & Tribute Gifts

A memorial tree is an excellent opportunity to honor a loved one or pet. At the same time, it improves the beauty and quality of the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation facilities. The Parks and Recreation Department has chosen trees that align with current standards and viability to be included in the memorial program.

Tree pricing
Tree only: $500
Tree with Plaque: $700 (tree plaques are 4" x 6" and mounted at ground level)

Tree options
Elm Pine Oak
Maple Crab Apple Redbud
Tulip Poplar American Hornbeam Kentucky Coffee
Japanese Lilac Dawn Redwood  

Park benches will be positioned along recreation trails, within parks, and at recreation facilities along the riverfront. Memorial benches provide another option to honor loved ones, as well as offer a place of resting and relaxation within our parks. Donors will be notified once the bench and plaque have been installed.

Bench pricing

Bench: $4,000 (bench plaques are 2" x 10" and are mounted at the bench)

Benches are installed based on final approval of plaque wording and location.
Trees are installed 4-6 weeks after final approval.
Cost includes repair and replacement for 10 years.

Fejervary Park River Heritage Park Centennial Park
Emeis Park Prairie Heights Park         Goose Creek Park
Duck Creek Park/Recreation Trail         Eastern Ave Park Sunderbruch Park
Jersey Farms Park

Download the Memorial and Tribute Gifts brochure for further details and an order form.


The Friends of Vander Veer supports the memorial brick/bench program as well as the beautification opportunities at Vander Veer Botanical Park.

The Friends of Vander Veer: (563) 323-3298
Mailing address 214 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport Iowa 52803-1503

Veterans Memorial Park Brick Fundraiser

The Friends of Veterans Memorial Park is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that partners with Davenport Parks and Recreation to support and enhance the park space. Their mission is to "plan and support programs which honor and show respect to veterans; honor the memory of all veterans no longer with us; assist veterans in healing from war; and educate all generations about the role of veterans in America and that the price of freedom is not free."

The Friends of Veterans Memorial Park is hosting its latest fundraiser, a memorial brick program. Any questions, donations or orders for a memorial brick should be directed to them. To learn more about the memorial brick program, visit Memorial Brick Program.


Jessica Rhoads
Administrative Assistant
700 W River Drive
Davenport, IA 52802