Commemorative Benches and Picnic Tables


Due to overwhelming demand, we are not taking new bench nor table commemoration requests at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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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