The Town of Highland Park considers tree donations on a case-by-case basis. Consideration is given to placement location, tree type, and need. It is part of the Parks Maintenance best practices to accept donations for trees that are native to Texas, and do not require any special care of an on-going nature. Trees planted as a donation do not get any plaque or signage for the donation. Per the Town's Donation Policy, the cost of tree donations are the cost of the tree + 10%. Any approved donations give the ownership and care of the tree to the Town of Highland Park for the life of the tree. Donors may not add anything to the tree or the surrounding area before, during, or after planting, or decorate the tree at anytime.
The Town of Highland Park accepts donations for teak wood benches placed in the parks on a case-by-case basis. Consideration is given to placement location, and is the final decision of the Town. Park standards for benches are four-foot long teak wood benches that are secured on a stone pad, in most cases. Plaques are placed on the back of the bench, unless the backside is not accessible. Once donations have been accepted, the ownership and care of the bench belongs with the Town. Benches may not be decorated, painted, stained, or altered in any way. Per the Town's Donation Policy, a bench donation is the total cost of the bench, bench pad, and plaque + installation + 10%.