Donations & Commemorative Programs
San Mateo County Parks Foundation
The San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to provide financial support for the recreational, environmental and educational programs and projects of San Mateo County Parks. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors committed to supporting the county parks. For more information on the Foundation or how to make a donation please visit the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation Web Site.
Commemorative Benches & Picnic Tables
San Mateo County Department of Parks is pleased to offer you an opportunity to donate funds for a commemorative bench or picnic table in a County Park, Historic Site or Regional Trail. You are invited to honor, memorialize or thank a friend, family member, or colleague with the dedication of a commemorative facility in one of the County’s beautiful parks.
Every County Park, Historic Site, and Regional Trail has a list of approved sites for benches and picnic tables. We would be glad to share these locations with you.
County Parks will purchase and install a bench or picnic table for you. 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. A minimum donation of $5,000 is needed to dedicate a bench or table for ten years and $8,500 for twenty years. If you have dedicated a bench or table for ten years, we will then contact you about re-dedication for another ten years for an additional fee. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
View the County's detailed list of bench specifications and terms or picnic table specifications and terms.
See coverage of the commemorative table program roll-out the Half Moon Bay Review.
To make a general donation or a commemorative bench or table donation, or for more information about doing so, please contact Lori Mrizek at (650) 599-1393 or Parks_Donations@smcgov.org.