Commemorative Recognition Program Details

Commemorate a life within our park system

Learn more about the commemorative recognition program.

Options include

  • Commemorative bench and plaque (applies to existing benches only).
  • Commemorative tree and plaque.

The fee for either option is $1,750, and it is a GST exempt, one-time program fee. It is eligible for the issue of a tax receipt, and there are no ongoing fees.

NOTE: Only City-installed recognition items will be allowed in the parks. Please refrain from placing additional items such as flowers and personal items at a commemorative site

Bench Details

In keeping with the City of St. Albert’s park and open space maintenance requirements and landscape design standards, the availability of commemorative bench options is limited to existing benches only.

New bench locations will become available as benches are installed with new projects. The standard plaque is a horizontal bronze plate that is affixed to the backrest of the designated bench.

Tree Details

This option may consist of a new or existing stand-alone ornamental tree situated within parkland. Trees planted on-road right-of-way boulevards or within existing tree stands are not available options. The standard plaque for the tree option is also a horizontal bronze plate that is mounted on an upright pedestal placed at the border of the existing tree well.

Location Holds

Holding a location is not permitted for any commemorative bench or tree location. All program requests will be addressed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Share Your Story

The interactive map allows you to Share Your Story about that special person you are choosing to recognize. Applicants can submit their stories using the program's application form.

Keep in mind

  • For privacy reasons, your story cannot contain the personal information of anyone other than the dedicatee.  
  • Approved stories will be featured in both the interactive map and the commemorative plaque honouring the recognized person.

Submit an Application

You can apply for a commemorative recognition location by completing the form below and emailing it to

PDF Application Form

Note: Some browser-based PDF viewers may not permit you to enter your details. Should that happen, download the application form and edit it using Adobe Acrobat instead.

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Last edited: September 14, 2021