Leave A Legacy

Leave a Gift in Your Will

If you don’t yet have a Will, this advice can help you in the process of making one. If you already have a Will, you can find out how to include a gift to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

Three simple steps to making or amending your will
  1. Start thinking about what you have – your estate and assets – and who you’d like to be your executor. 
  2. Choose who you will remember in your will, including family, friends and the causes you care about.
  3. Decide who will write your will. We recommend using a will-writing professional to make sure everything is legal and valid.

Memorials in Parks

Remember your loved ones with a memorial tree bench in a park.

Trees are $150, and location, species and planting is coordinated through Parks Operations staff. A memorial tag may be added for $25. For more information, view this tree request form or contact Ben Kellner, Park Operations Supervisor.

Benches start at about $800 and may include engraving. Location and installation is coordinated through Parks Operations staff. For more information, contact Ben Kellner, Park Operations Supervisor.

Memorials at Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park are coordinated through Friends of the Garden. Memorials at this park include inscribed brick pavers, ranging $50-$100. Call 417-874-2952 for details.

If you have additional ideas for remembering a loved one, contact Diana Tyndall, marketing and sponsorship coordinator.