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Support Your Parks

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Your contribution today will uniquely impact access and engagement  in parks and programs across the city.

There are many ways you can enhance the parks and recreational programming in Evanston! Your can add a new tree to our urban canopy, sponsor a bus trip to a Special Olympics meet, or replace a well-worn paddle from the Ecology Center’s canoeing program. See below for opportunities to support your parks!

Tree Donation Program

The Tree Donation Program offers three opportunities for you to make a green gift while preserving the unique and delicate ecosystem of our urban forest.

New Trees

$600: Planted in any Evanston park, a new tree is a living gift that provides a life-long commemoration of any special occasions. New Tree Donation Form.

Memorial Trees

$300 and up; limited availability: Dedicate an existing tree in Ladd Arboretum to honor the legacy of a loved one or  remember a special day.  A small plaque will identify your tree. Memorial Tree Form.

Urban Reforestation

$25-$299: Each year, Evanston's urban forest faces attrition due to age, storm damage and disease. Supporting the urban reforestation program at any level helps maintain the urban forest canopy that has enabled our community to be designated a “Tree City USA” since 1984. Urban Reforestation Donation Form.


For more information about this opportunity please contact the forestry division at or at 847-443-4311.