Want to honor a loved one, celebrate a milestone and support your community? You can have an engraved redwood picnic table placed at a local state park or beach in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties.
“Tribute Tables are a meaningful way to show appreciation for a loved one or special milestone in your life while supporting our beloved state parks and beaches,” said Friends Executive Director Bonny Hawley. “A gift of a Tribute Table also will give park visitors a place to pause and reflect, or take a break to celebrate.”
The program is a collaborative project between Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks, launched following a pilot program phase over the last several months.
The minimum donation is $2,500. Proceeds support local state parks and beaches.
Constructed of solid redwood, the custom-engraved picnic tables will provide a place of respite for the donors and other park visitors. The name of honoree is engraved into the cross-timber on one end of the picnic table using a wood router.
“My family wanted to have some sort of memorial tribute to our mom. We chose to put our Tribute Table at Seacliff State Beach. We had so many good times there as a family, so it seemed the perfect place,” Tribute Table donor Anna Nieto said. “We were not disappointed! The table is beautiful and is the perfect way to remember her! We plan to have a nice BBQ with friends and family when we can.”
“Buzz loved the state parks. He ran and hiked in Nisene Marks and we were docents both there and at Seacliff,” said Tribute Table donor Susan Gorsky. “Thus, I could not find a better memorial for him.”