Create a lasting tribute with an engraved redwood picnic table in a
local state park or beach

The Tribute Table program by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks has more than 250 new, redwood picnic tables available to be placed in local state parks and beaches in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties.

The Tribute Tables program, a collaborative project between Friends and California State Parks, enables park supporters to honor a loved one, celebrate a milestone or demonstrate community support by having a message engraved into the cross-timber of the table.C

Since the program launched in 2019, 50 new picnic tables have been installed at 17 state parks and beaches. Currently, Tribute Tables are available to dedicate in day-use areas and campgrounds at 22 state parks and beaches such as Castle Rock State Park, Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park, Half Moon Bay State Beach and many more.

“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,” Friends Executive Director Bonny Hawley said. “A gift of a Tribute Table also will give park visitors a place to pause and reflect, or to take a break to celebrate.”

The minimum donation for a Tribute Table is $2,500 and proceeds from the Tribute Table program support local state parks and beaches. To learn more about Tribute Tables, please visit or contact Jo Kenny at [email protected] or (831) 429-1840, ext. 312.

Tribute Tables can be placed in the following state parks and beaches:

Año Nuevo State Park
Burleigh Murray State Park
Butano State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Castro Adobe State Historic Park
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Manresa State Beach
Manresa Uplands State Beach
Montara State Beach
Natural Bridges State Beach
New Brighton State Beach
Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
Pomponio State Beach
Portola Redwoods State Park
Rancho del Oso Unit
San Gregorio State Beach
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
Seacliff State Beach
Sunset State Beach
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Wilder Ranch State Park


About Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

Established in 1976, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is a vital partner with California State Parks, creatively working to ensure our cherished local parks and beaches are thriving and available to all. Friends’ innovative and collaborative community partnership provides support and investment for education, equity and inclusion, conservation, facilities improvements, historic preservation and cultural events. Friends currently operates a robust online ParkStore offering nature- and history-themed merchandise for sale to benefit local parks and beaches. Friends also operates ParkStores at Natural Bridges, New Brighton, Santa Cruz Mission, Seacliff, Wilder Ranch. Learn more at or via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.