Legacy Tree Program

Midlothian’s city parks provide hundreds of acres of green space and recreational facilities for the enjoyment of residents and visitors of all ages.

 In addition to adding to the park’s beauty, every tree increases the foliage canopy, which helps to cool the surroundings. Each tree also absorbs approximately 31 pounds of carbon dioxide, promoting cleaner air. 

By donating to the Legacy Tree Program, donors create a lasting legacy that will be enjoyed by generations to come, while at the same time publicly pay tribute to a person, event, or organization of the donor’s choice. Legacy Trees are a unique way to honor or remember a loved one, mark an occasion, or recognize an organization.

How to pick a tree and location

The Legacy Tree will be selected from the approved species list in accordance with the species most suitable for the park and planting location. The Parks & Recreation Department Director will assist donors in narrowing down a species and location for planting. Possible locations include:

  • Hawkins Spring Park - 1498 FM 1387
  • Heritage Park - 234 N. 8th Street
  • Jaycee Park - 1711 Meadow Lane
  • Kimmel Park - 801 W. Avenue F
  • Margie Webb Park - 200 S. 7th Street
  • Midlothian Community Park - 3601 S. 14th Street
  • Midlothian Dog Park - 1111 Walter Stephenson Road
  • Midlothian Sports Complex - 1000 S. 14th Street
  • Mockingbird Nature Park - 1361 Onward Road
  • Mountain Peak Park - 6411 Hill Drive
  • Ridgeview Park - 750 Walter Stephenson Road

Learn more about our parks!

Cost to donate a tree

For a donation of $350.00, a Legacy Tree will be planted and dedicated in honor of someone or something designated by the donor. A gift covers the cost of a tree, it’s planting, connecting irrigation and a small stone inscribed with the name of the person being honored (up to 50 characters, spaces included). 

The donor will receive a thank-you card with a photo and map of the tree’s location in recognition of the contribution to this program.

DONATE A TREE!  Complete a legacy tree donation form online.

A one-time account set-up is required. Account set-up instructions.

If you need assistance, email us at parksandrec@midlothian.tx.us or call 972-775-7777.

Photo of Kimmel Park by Britney Wickliffe

Kimmel park playground with Crepe Myrtles in the foreground

Available trees

Shade Tree Species

  • Chinquapin Oak
  • Burr Oak
  • Monterrey Oak
  • Live Oak
  • Red Oak
  • Cedar Elm
  • Chinese Pistache

Ornamental Species

  • Vitex
  • Desert Willow
  • Redbud
  • Chitalpa
  • Eve’s Necklace
  • Crepe Myrtle
  • Texas Mountain Laurel

Park staff monitor the condition of the trees on an ongoing basis and cost to repair or replace, if needed, will be covered by the Parks Department.   

Printable Legacy Tree Program Flyer