Memorial Programs

Memorial Tree Program


The City of Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to participate in its Memorial Tree Program. Trees are one of nature's best gifts to humankind and the planting of trees has always symbolized peace, life, growth and hope for the future. The gift of a tree is a unique way to celebrate and honor, or memorialize a special individual, group, or event while adding a long-lasting aesthetic and environmental benefit to the entire community. Please click on the following link for more information about the Memorial Tree Program. 

Purple Heart Monument and Bricks


The Purple Heart is the oldest American military combat honor still in existence. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration. The Purple Heart Monument is located at the Veterans Monument Park, 950 Pinetree Road. Please click on the following link for more information on the Purple Heart Monument and Bricks

Regional Public Safety Monument and Bricks


The Regional Public Safety Monument is to honor all branches of public safety personnel that have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the life and property of people in New Mexico. These community heroes will be honored by the placement of a memorial plaque on the Monument wall. The Regional Public Safety Monument is located adjacent to Veterans Monument Park, 950 Pinetree Road. Please click on the following link to view more information about the Regional Public Safety Monument and Bricks

Veterans Monument and Bricks


Honor and remember a special Veteran by purchasing a Veterans Monument Brick. The red bricks are engraved with black lettering and are placed on the Veterans Monument wall. The Veterans Monument is located adjacent to Veterans Monument Park, 950 Pinetree Road. Please click on the following link for more information about the Veterans Monument and Bricks