Park Donations or Memorial Gifts

Park Donations or Memorial Gifts

You can make a donation to select local parks through the Parks Services Donation and Memorial Program to commemorate a special person, a momentous occasion or as a philanthropic gesture to beautify our community.

Types of Park Donations or Memorial Gifts and Locations

The City of Greater Sudbury owns and operates many parks and playgrounds throughout the city. Not all types of donations and memorial gifts are available at all locations. 

Available memorial gifts include:

memorial tree at Bell Park

  • Trees (hardwoods and conifers) - $750*

Available locations: All municipal playgrounds, trails, and signature parks, including Bell Park and Fielding Memorial Park

  • Bike racks - Starting at $2,500*

Available locations: All municipal playgrounds, dog parks and recreation facilities, such as fields, beaches and community centres

Memorial gift- picnic table in front of flower garden at Bell Park

  • Picnic tables - $5,000*

Available locations: Select municipal playgrounds (where space permits), dog parks and recreation facilities, such as fields, beaches and community centres

sun shelter at Bell Park next to boardwalk

  • Sun shelters - $15,000 to $50,000* (depending on size and type)

Available locations: All municipal playgrounds, dog parks and recreation facilities, such as fields, beaches and community centres (where space permits)

Memorial gift- bench at park

  • Park benches (not available at Bell Park) - $2,500*

Available locations: All municipal playgrounds, dog parks and recreation facilities, such as fields, beaches and community centres (where space permits)

  • Playground structures, sports equipment and more – reach out to Partnership and Outreach Coordinator Shelley Walushka to discuss a customized opportunity

Learn more about Sponsorships

Gifting Policy

  • All gifts are to be facilitated through Leisure Services and procured, installed and maintained through standard City of Greater Sudbury Parks processes.
  • Please consult Leisure Services before making any purchases.
  • Leisure Services will provide you with location options for your gift of choice.
  • Costs for specific items will be provided to you based on the location and installment fee (if installation is required).

How to Make a Donation

Contact leisure.services@greatersudbury.ca.

Installation, Maintenance and Replacement

  • Parks Services will be responsible for all installations.
  • The City of Greater Sudbury maintains ownership of all park enhancements and memorial gifts purchased through donations.
  • Park enhancements and memorial gifts will be available for public use and maintained in the same manner as similar items within parks.
  • If a memorial tree needs to be replaced (due to damage or other reasons) it will be replaced at no charge, if the replacement is within five years of the date the tree was originally planted.
  • Tree planting dates are dependent on weather, grower supply, park construction and special event situations. Trees are planted in the months of August and September for optimal growth and sustainment.

Tax Receipts

  • If you donate more than $10 you will receive a tax receipt.
  • Tax receipts will be mailed to you after payment is received by Parks Services.


* Prices are subject to change based on supplier and installation costs.

The Parks Services Donation and Memorial Program By-law