Commemorative Benches

Commemorative Benches - Creating a place to pause, rest, and reflect


SF Parks Alliance and SF Rec and Parks offer the opportunity to celebrate an event or anniversary, or honor a loved one through the Commemorative Bench Program. With a plaque on a bench in Golden Gate Park or one of SF’s neighborhood parks, you can recognize milestones or memories in one of our many iconic settings.

Whether you select a bench location for its sweeping city vistas or reflective solitude, your plaque will give you a place to go, a place to remember, and years of recognition of the significant people or occasions in your life. The program operates within the SF Recreation and Park Department network of existing benches in parks throughout San Francisco.

Program Details:

  • At this time, the program will provide for the installation of commemorative plaques on existing benches located in parks managed by the Recreation and Park Department (RPD). 

  • Plaques will be installed in parks run by RPD throughout San Francisco with a donation of $6,000 with the exception of the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse where plaques will be installed with a donation of $10,000. 

  • Commemorative plaques will be installed for a period of 10 years, at which point donors will have the first right of refusal to renew their contract with a new donation. 

Prospective donors are encouraged to identify 2-3 available benches in advance to speed up the process.

For more information, email or call 415.621.3260.