Donations & Gifts

Engraved Pathway Bricks for Donations to the Virmond County Park Staircase Construction Project

The Department is continuing to raise funds for the stairway. The initial fundraising goal, $30,000, has been reached; however, significant additional funding is needed due to necessary changes in the stairway design throughout the construction process. Thank you for your support and interest in helping with this incredible project!

Donations for the Virmond County Park Staircase Construction Project can be made online by clicking the button below, or by mail. All donations are tax deductible.

If you would like to donate by check, please make the check payable to "Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department," with "Donation - Virmond County Park Stairway Project" in the note line. Mail checks to:

Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department

Attn: Andrew Struck

121 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 994

Port Washington, WI 53074

Donors who gift $100 or more may choose to have an 8” x 4” brick engraved with a message of their choice which will be incorporated in the new permanent path leading to the stairway. Donations of $250 or more may engrave an 8”x8” brick.

The 8" x 4" bricks can fit 3 lines and 16 characters per line including spaces. The 8" x 8" bricks can fit 6 lines and 16 characters per line including spaces.

Engraved bricks will be installed in the pathway in 2024.

Donors who donate $100 or more may click here to email staff to coordinate the wording on their brick.

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Memorial Park Benches

Purchase a memorial bench with a custom plaque in memory of a loved one. Benches can be placed at an Ozaukee County Park, Ozaukee County Golf Course, or along the Ozaukee Interurban Trail.

Memorial Bench with Plaque $5000 – At Lion’s Den, Virmond County Park, and Clay Bluffs Cedar Gorge Nature Preserve

Memorial Bench with Plaque $2500 – At Hawthorne Hills County Park, Ehlers County Park, Waubedonia, Tendick, Covered Bridge, and Little Menomonee River Fish and Wildlife Preserve

Plaques will measure 3” x 8.25” and the style will be raised bronze wording with a recessed black plaque. You may choose whether or not to have a border.

Park Bench

If you would like to purchase a memorial bench with plaque, please download this document and fill out the form on page 4. More details are included in the document. Benches are not placed until the personalized plaque is attached to the bench itself.

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Memorial Trees

Purchase a memorial tree with a custom plaque to be planted in memory of a loved one. Trees can be planted at an Ozaukee County Park or Ozaukee County Golf Course. 

Memorial Tree with Plaque: $700

Plaques will be displayed at park kiosks. At Hawthorne Hills or Mee-Kwon Golf Course, the plaque will be placed in a showcase inside the clubhouse.

Plaque size: 8.25" x 3"

If you would like to purchase a memorial tree with plaque, please download this document and fill out the form on page 3. More details are included in the document.

Memorial Trees are planted in the spring and fall. The County offers a wide variety of trees available to purchase; however, availability is dependent upon our nursery supplier and subject to change both seasonally and annually. For this reason, we request you list a minimum of two desired species on the application. See list of available tree species here.

The Department is currently working on creating maps to show the placement of memorial trees and benches at each park. Those who have previously purchased benches or trees will be notified of the exact GPS location once the project is completed.