Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited.
CAPRA provides quality assurance and quality improvement of accredited park and recreation agencies throughout the United States. CAPRA is the only national accreditation of park and recreation agencies, and is a valuable measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community.
Parks & Recreation Dedication Programs
Honor a relative, a loved one or a special friend by dedicating a tree or bench in their name.
Dedicate a Tree Program - A Gift That Lives Year After Year
The City of Glendale Parks & Recreation Department offers you a very unique and thoughtful way to celebrate life and love while making an extremely meaningful contribution to your community. Through the city's “Dedicate-A-Tree” program, you have the opportunity to give a rare gift - one that lives and can be enjoyed for years to come.
This program enables you to have a 24-inch box tree planted in a Glendale city park to celebrate special occasions such as births, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or graduations. Watch the tree grow along with the child or union to which it is dedicated. Or commemorate the loss of a loved one or dear friend by planting a living memorial that could last for years.
Civic and youths groups, sports teams or churches can use the “Dedicate-A-Tree” program to honor individuals for special achievements or leadership. This is a wonderful way for your group to display its pride in the community.
Only large trees are planted because they have the best chance of survival and they are only planted in the spring and fall. The Glendale Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to adjust the park site or tree type to assure compatibility with the Parks Master Plan and low-water use guidelines.
All you have to do to participate in this program is complete the Dedicate A Tree Form. Once your form and donation have been received, staff from the Parks and Recreation Department will contact you personally to make arrangements for your tree planting. You will be notified as to the date, time and location of the planting so that you may be present and will know exactly where the tree is growing. You will also receive a plaque to keep or give as a gift. We will inscribe it according to your wishes to indicate who or what your tree is honoring.
Dedicate a Bench
In 2016, the Glendale Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission created the "Dedicate A Bench" program, which is designed to provide an opportunity for an individual or group to purchase and have a bench installed at a Glendale park or facility in honor or memory of an individual or event. Those individuals or groups interested in this program can submit an application requesting the bench size and preferred location. Applicants are also responsible for all costs of purchasing and installing a memorial bench (typically, $1,300 for a seven foot, concrete bench). Applicants can request non-concrete benches; however, they will need to work with City staff to determine park suitability, bench durability and cost.