Commemorative Benches and Picnic Tables

You are invited to honor, memorialize or thank a friend, family member, or colleague with the dedication of a commemorative bench or picnic table in one of San Mateo County’s beautiful parks.

Bench at Coyote PointEvery San Mateo County Park, Historic Site, and Regional Trail has a list of approved sites for benches and picnic tables. The San Mateo County Parks Foundation will be glad to work with you on a location.

In coordination with the San Mateo County Parks Department, the Foundation will purchase and install a bench or picnic table for you in the location you desire, if it is available. A 3” x 12 ¼” plaque with up to several lines of text will be inlaid into a bench or table board. The bench or table can be dedicated for a ten- or twenty-year period.

Dedicate a bench/ table for 10 years – $5,000

Dedicate a bench/ table for 20 years – $8,500

You will be contacted about re-dedication toward the end of the allotted period. The maximum amount time to dedicate a bench is 20 years. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and our federal tax i.d. is 94-3306697.

View San Mateo County Parks’ detailed list of bench specifications and terms or picnic table specifications and terms.


To make a general donation or a donation to commemorate a bench or table, or for more information about doing so, please contact Michele Beasley at (650) 321-5812 or at


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