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How you can
Adopt The Trail

Leave your legacy on the Trail with our adoption programs. Honor a loved one, friends, family, and pets with a commemorative brick or bench dedication. 

Do you have questions regarding adopting a piece of the Trail? Please email:

Commemorative Bricks

Engraved bricks honor Trail lovers and their friends, family, and pets along the Butler Trail. There are currently two locations with bricks available:  Lakeshore Park Exercise Station and Butler Shores Exercise Station.

Engraved bricks can be personalized to tribute Trail lovers, friends, family, and pets.

4″x 8″ brick is $250 
8″x 8″ brick is $500  

Brick Requirements

Brick text can include family or individual names and dates—no political, religious, profane, or commercial names, messaging, or advertising. 4×8″ bricks offer three rows of text with 15 characters in each row. 8×8″ bricks provide six rows of text with 15 characters in each row. Every space and punctuation mark counts as a character.

Locations Currently Available

We have two locations where commemorative bricks are currently available for purchase: Butler Exercise Area and the Lakeshore Exercise Area. 

Bench Dedications

Dedicating a bench is an impactful way to personalize a part of the Trail and honor a loved one. A limited number of benches are available at the new Rainey Street Trailhead location (currently under construction). 

The fee to ‘adopt’ a bench is $25,000 for perpetuity or $12,500 for 10 years with the first right of refusal for renewal. The fee includes a dedication plaque and maintenance for the bench. 

Dedication plaques have 2 customizable lines with 120 characters per line. Each space (including blanks and punctuation) counts as a character.  The plaque also includes a non-customizable line that reads “In Honor Of.”

Names only can be listed, no phrases or sentences.

Disclaimers and Contact Information

Annual maintenance is covered in the costs of the bench adoption. However, please be aware that the wood will be allowed to weather naturally over time. Depending on the depth, any carved vandalism will be sanded off. If you notice that your bench has been defaced, please get in touch with The Trail Conservancy directly.

Commemorative Brick FAQs

When are the bricks installed?

We install bricks twice per year. We order in the spring and fall and install it after receiving it from the engraver.

Can I specify where my brick goes? 

Yes! You can specify whether you would like your brick placed at the Lakeshore Park or Butler Shores exercise area.

Will you tell me where my brick is after it’s installed?

While we cannot provide the exact location of your brick, we will notify you after the brick has been installed with a diagram of the space broken into “Zones,” we will tell you in which zone you may locate your brick.

I adopted a brick in someone’s honor. Will you notify them?

Yes! If you’d like us to notify them before the brick is installed, please send an email to We can also provide a printable certificate if you’re giving your brick as a gift! As long as you’ve filled out the “Brick Notificant” information in the order form, we will also email them after it’s installed.

Where does my money go?

Proceeds benefit The Trail Conservancy’s efforts to improve The Trail.

What about the bricks at Lou Neff Point? Can I order one of those?

The Lou Neff bricks are completely sold out.

I have purchased a brick, but I do not know where it is located on the Trail.

If you previously purchased a brick at Lou Neff Point or Lakeshore, you can find more information regarding the location of your brick on the Commemorative Brick page.