Commemorative Program

To Honor a Loved One


The Village of Romeoville Parks and Recreation Department offers a unique opportunity for residents to recognize a special person, event, group or organization through the Commemorative Program. The program offers residents the option to purchase:

  • A commemorative tree
  • A commemorative park bench
  • An honorary Street Sign
  • Permanent Buildings, Parks and Pavilions
The program can be utilized as a memorial for many occasions including the memory of a loved one who has passed, as a dedication to an armed service member, or retiree. In addition, a commemorative tree can also be used to honor someone on a special event or occasion. Click here to view a PDF of the program overview.

Commemorative Trees


The Village of Romeoville Recreation Department trees are 2.5" in diameter and a minimum of 6' in height (see mature dimensions of each tree below). The tree will be planted in a village park with the final location selected by the Recreation Department, based on the donor's requests. The paver will be placed at the base of the tree after growth has been established. The price of each commemorative tree is $350 which includes the tree, delivery, installation, commemorative paver, and maintenance.

Please complete the form for the tree you would like to have planted. Additional species must be approved by the recreation department. Tree availability will be confirmed once request is made.

Commemorative Park Benches


The Village of Romeoville Recreation Department park benches are 6' long and made of composition recycled material with an oak look. The bench will be located in a village park with the final location selected by the Recreation Department, based on the donor's requests. The price for each bench is $950 and includes the bench itself, delivery, installation, a commemorative plaque, and maintenance. 

Please complete and submit the form.

honorary street sign


The nominator should complete the appropriate form, providing detailed information about the major accomplishments in which you believe qualifies your honoree for this commemoration. Nominators should list accomplishments and services provided to the community outside the honoree’s job or scope of work. To qualify, the honoree must be deceased and had been a Romeoville resident for over 20 years, or volunteered in Romeoville for more than 20 years, as well as had made a significant contribution or impact on the community. The Village has the right to conduct a background check to confirm the information provided.


Permanent Buildings, Parks and Pavilions Application Form


The nominator should complete the appropriate form, providing detailed information about the major accomplishments in which you believe qualifies your honoree for this commemoration. Nominators should list accomplishments and services provided to the community outside the honoree’s job or scope of work. Please check area of contribution and complete the nomination statements. If the honoree’s achievement is through a specific organization, please elaborate on the scope of service and any offices held, including dates with the organization. Information on personal, educational and business background is helpful.  The nominator must complete and submit the form. To qualify, the honoree must be deceased and had been a Romeoville resident for over 30 years, or volunteered in Romeoville for more than 20 years, as well as had made a significant contribution or impact on the community. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be included on why the individual is deserving. The letters must be from someone that was directly impacted by the service provided by the individual. The Village has the right to conduct a background check to confirm the information provided.