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Memorial and Tribute Gifts

What better way to pay lasting tribute to a loved one or honor a milestone in your family's life than to make a memorial or tribute gift to the Friends of the Parks? Depending upon the size of your gift, you may donate a tree or a bench in honor of your loved one. We will acknowledge your contribution to a family member, although the amount will remain confidential. Please contact the Friends’ office to discuss the options available to you.

Friends' honorary and memorial gift cards are also available on-line.

A Gift That Lasts….

Deep Cut Gardens Commemorative Tree

Deep Cut Gardens Commemorative Tree

The Friends of the Parks offers another way to honor or memorialize a loved one by purchasing a “Leaf” for the Deep Cut Gardens Commemorative Tree.  Leaves are available for $100.  Donations can be given in honor of or in memory of an individual, or as a generous donation to the parks.  The Commemorative Tree is a specially designed oak sculpture offering recognition to donors whose thoughtful generosity helps advance the development and beautification of Deep Cut Gardens.  Please contact the Friends’ office to request a brochure/form for the Commemorative Tree.

Bench Donation Program

Launched in 2004, the formalized Bench Donation Program enables individuals and families to create a lasting tribute within the Park System to designated loved ones.  Benches can be purchased for Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, or Thompson Park, Lincroft. These benches are an attractive asset to our parks and provide meaningful structures for years to come.

Click on the Bench Fact Sheets below for a detailed description of each option.

Bench at the Off-Leash Dog Area in Thompson Park

Bench at the Tree Grove in Thompson Park & Deep Cut Gardens 

For more information, please contact:

Maria Wojciechowski
Executive Director
Friends of the Parks
P.O. Box 686
Lincroft, NJ 07738-0686
Tel: 732-975-9735
Fax: 732-975-9741
mcwojciec@monmouthcountyparks.com