Community Dedications

If you are looking for a unique way to remember your loved ones, the Town of Gravenhurst offers memorial trees, benches and plaques for dedication.  You can also pay tribute to your child in our Children's Memorial Gazebo, located above Muskoka Bay at Muskoka Wharf. 

Community dedications are a wonderful way to celebrate the life of a loved one or to acknowledge an individual, service club, organization, or business, honour a family member, celebrate a graduating class, mark an anniversary or the birth of a new child

You can dedicate a new or existing bench or plant a tree as an individual, a family or a service group.

Staff will work with you to find the perfect location and arrange for order and install of the memorial item of your choice.

Children's Memorial Gazebo

The Children's Memorial Gazebo is located just off the Peninsula Trail at Muskoka Wharf, on a secluded point over-looking Lake Muskoka. A peaceful place to spend time to honour and remember a child who has passed on.

Memorial Plaque:

Parents can arrange to place a plaque in the gazebo.

The plaque:

  • is 3 by 5 inches in size
  • cost is a minimum donation of $15.00
  • mounted in the rafters of the gazebo

Steps to Donate:

  1. Fill out the Children's Memorial Donation Form
  2. Email to: Infrastructure Services or
  3. Mail or deliver in person to Public Works , 3 -5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst ON P1P 1Z3
  4. A staff person will:
    1. Review your application
    2. Contact you for processing
    3. Discuss your payment options
  5. Donation can be made by:
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit
    • Credit card, except American Express

Call 705-687-3412 to arrange a plaque or for more information.

 

Park Bench Dedication Program

Participate

Donate a new bench or dedicate an existing bench in our community.

Fee Includes

  • cost of the bench
  • installation, including a poured cement pad for new benches
  • 2 inch x 5.5 inch plaque with your choice of wording
  • ongoing care

Style of Bench

  • made from durable Pau Lope wood to resist rot, insects, mould and vandalism
  • 6 feet long with black metal arm rests

Choose a Location

For example:

  • Downtown core
  • Gull Lake Rotary Park
  • Kinsmen Park
  • Ungerman Gateway Park
  • Muskoka Beach Park

Steps to Purchase:

  1. Fill out the Bench Dedication Form
  2. Email to: Infrastructure Services  or
  3. Mail or deliver in person to Public Works , 3 -5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst ON P1P 1Z3
  4. A staff person will:
    1. Review your application
    2. Contact you for processing
    3. Discuss your payment options
  5. Payment can be made by:
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit
    • Credit card, except American Express

Order Trees or shrubs

The Town of Gravenhurst offers its residents the option to buy trees and shrubs to plant on private property that suits our local environment.

Why plant

Landowners are encouraged to plan native trees and shrubs to:

  • help reduce pollution
  • provide shade
  • lower home energy costs
  • increase the value of property
  • improve the appearance of our community
  • provide wildlife habitat

How to order

Orders can be made in person at the Municipal Office, Finance counter, 3-5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z3

or

Online using our 2019 Spring Tree and Shrub Order Form (Not currently available)

Order form and payment must be received before noon on (N/A) 

Payment options

In person: we accept cash, cheque or credit card

By telephone: credit card only by calling 705-687-3412, extension 227 or 257

Pick up date

N/A

Landscaping guide

Fire Smart Guide to Landscaping document

Tree Dedication Program

Donate a tree to plant in one of our many parks, trails or facility grounds.

Participate

The fee to donate a tree includes:

  • price of tree by size and type
  • cost of plaque
  • planting of the tree
  • ongoing care and watering

Tree guarantee

  1. The Town will guarantee the tree for 2 years
  2. If the tree dies within 2 years, we replace it

After two years if the tree dies or is diseased or dangerous;

  1. We remove it and you may replace the tree at your cost.
  2. We remove it, and if you do not wish to replace the tree, we return your plaque.

Steps to purchase:

  1. Fill out the Tree Dedication Form
  2. Email parks-trails@gravenhurst.ca
  3. Mail or deliver in person to Public Works , 3 -5 Pineridge Gate, Gravenhurst ON P1P 1Z3

A staff person will:

  1. Review your application
  2. Contact you for processing
  3. Discuss your payment options
  1. Payment can be made by:
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit
    • Credit (Visa or Mastercard)

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