Commemorative Furniture and Trees

Furniture Are you looking for a special way to commemorate a milestone in a loved one’s life?
Do you want to honor a family member or friend with a gift that supports our parks?
The Parks Foundation offers the following options for honoring a loved one:

  • A commemorative picnic table or bench
  • A donation to the Foundation’s “Tree Fund”
  • A unique mosaic tile section at the Spring Lake Park Children’s Memorial Grove
  • A plaque at the Gualala Point Park Visitor Center wind wall
  • Significant tributes, such as sponsoring a group picnic area or campsite

Click here to review and download the complete commemorative furniture policy and application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commemorative Benches and Picnic Tables 

Commemorative furniture, such as benches and picnic tables, is installed in designated Regional Parks. The furniture includes a plaque dedicated to the individual of your choice. The cost to sponsor a standard bench or picnic table for ten years is $1,500; premium sites are $5,000.  For more details about the commemorative furniture program, please contact us here.  (Note: Spring Lake Park currently does not have any bench or picnic table locations available.)

 

Taylor Mountain Regional Park picnic tables

Construction has been completed at the new Petaluma Hill Rd. entrance to Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve. A limited number of new picnic tables are available for sponsorship at this location. Regional Parks has also planted beautiful oak trees at this entrance, so you will be able to visit “your” tree if you support the tree fund with a gift at this time. Contact us here.

Andy’s Unity Park Picnic Tables and Benches

As this community park in Southwest Santa Rosa takes shape over the next year, the Parks Foundation will be facilitating sponsorships of up to 20 picnic tables and 15 benches. These will be placed in key locations throughout the park, and were identified as a highly desired park feature in community gatherings. Read more here on our campaign for Andy’s Unity Park.

Ragle Ranch Dog Park handcrafted redwood benches

These sturdy redwood benches were crafted on-site by Regional Parks staff and recently installed at the Ragle Dog Park as part of an overall renovation of this popular site. Your donation of $1,500 provides you an exclusive 10-year sponsorship of a bench of your choice. We will create and install a metal plaque with your unique sentiment. Contact us for details.

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Unique New Project at Spring Lake Park Children’s Memorial Grove

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The Parks Foundation is collaborating with youth arts organization Artstart to bring colorful, personalized, commemorative mosaic tile sections to the concrete bench at the Children’s Memorial Grove in Spring Lake Park. Artstart is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring and training Sonoma County youth in the arts. This is a wonderful opportunity for a family to honor their child’s life or the life of a loved one of any age with a long-lasting and meaningful work of art, while helping young people fulfill their art dreams. Above, artists Mario Uribe and Angelina Duckett discuss ideas. Artist’s rendering of tile section at right.

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TREE FUND

Tree fund donations are $100 each and result in a certificate acknowledging that a tree will be planted in honor or in memory of an individual. Donations are held in a fund until Regional Parks needs to plant a tree or trees in one of the county parks. Unfortunately, we are not typically able to designate your tree fund donation for a particular tree or park. We can, however, mail a copy of a special certificate to an individual to let him or her know of your donation. Please download and submit the following form to make a tree fund donation: Commemorative Tree Fund Donation Form

 

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Other Larger Memorial and Naming Opportunities

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Parks in the Regional Parks system also present opportunities for larger gifts, such as a beautiful stone barbecue, the Shiloh Ranch horseshoe pitching court, Shiloh Ranch picnic grove, bi-level drinking fountains for dogs and owners, group picnic areas, camp ground enhancements, dog park improvements, and other facility upgrades. Please contact Melissa Kelley at 707-565-1830 or via email for more information.

Gualala Wind Wall plaques 

If the coast resonates with you or your loved ones, you may choose to dedicate a plaque at the Gualala Regional Park visitor center wind wall. This is a beloved place of reflection and enjoyment of the views from the visitor center. Your $500 donation will result in a small plaque with your unique inscription installed along the inside wood frame of the wind wall.

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The American Revolution Bicentennial Commission donated to create this Sonoma Valley Regional Park Picnic Grove: