CONTACT: Kelly Brown,

At their July meeting the Fairfield Parks & Recreation Commission voted unanimously “To approve year-long lights on the tree of hope with the stipulation other charities or organizations that benefit children and/or families in need may sponsor the tree of lights with their colors of choice subject to Parks & Recreation commission approval between the dates of January 16 and November 29.” Following this action, the Commission formed a subcommittee, whose members will be creating a list of organizations to be considered for recognition through the tree on Sherman Green -- a list to be approved by the full Parks & Recreation Commission at their September 16 meeting.

Charitable organizations who wish to be considered should submit a brief description of their group’s mission, as well as which month/time period, if any, they have a preference for (however, we cannot guarantee date requests). Submissions, which are due by Friday, August 28, should be sent to Kelly Brown at the Parks & Recreation Department ( with “Sherman Green Tree Recognition” in the subject line. The subcommittee will review all submissions and will release a schedule for the coming year by October 1, 2021.

Upon commission approval organizations may create a temporary lawn sign with any/all of the following information -- QR Code for donations, website, social media links (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) – this may be displayed in front of the tree during the time period that the organization is scheduled.