Memorial Donations

The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation does not currently have a formal program for memorial benches. However, on a case-by-case basis, memorial benches may be added to specific parks if they are a) managed by the County and b) at properties that need a bench. This is determined when a request is emailed to Askparks.lue@sdcounty.ca.gov.

  • To see if your preferred bench location is part of the County park portfolio, search by map or alphabetized list
  • To see if your preferred bench location is part of a more comprehensive park agency map, visit getoutsidesandiego.org.
  • You can also do an internet or Google search by park name, and when you visit the official homepage for that park it should portray the name of the managing agency. Oftentimes, the parks we get requests for are not within our park portfolio - but we are happy to point you in the right direction. We can only provide information for potential benches on the land we manage.

This flyer has additional information and options.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our Corporate Partnership Program offers a wide array of sponsorship opportunities. The goal is to work with organizations to develop business strategies that deliver a positive impact for the San Diego community. NOTE: This program is being revamped in 2023/204.

There are a variety of ways to work with the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation to achieve marketing goals and objectives while supporting the San Diego community. Your support ensures continuation of park access, planning, programs, maintenance, and efforts to restore and preserve native habitats and species.

Be a solution to ongoing economic challenges and historic budget cuts we face, while positively impacting your brand and bottom line. Your 1-year or multi-year sponsorship ensures our parks thrive and live well for generations to come! Email our  Marketing Manager for more information.

Naming Rights and Commemorations

Our naming right program offers a longer-term solution to those wishing to provide a lasting impression in San Diego’s parks and preserves.

Similar to our Sponsorship program, the purpose of the Naming Rights Program is to continue to enhance our ability to provide parks and recreation facilities to San Diegans, and services and special event offerings that appeal to people of all ages interest and abilities.

Purchasing naming rights for a ball field, playground, staging area, trail, amphitheater, community garden, or community room allows you to claim a space in memoriam, in commemoration and in somebody’s honor.

We recognize that diversifying our funding sources is instrumental to helping us meet the future needs of the communities we serve – and that naming partnerships provide an opportunity to reinforce the image of a community-minded organization, individual or business to demonstrate their support for community investments.

Pricing for naming rights begins at $1,000. The value of an amenity is estimated based on its location, use, visibility, construction, cost and other factors. Benchmarks were adopted and policies were enacted after careful review of nationwide research. Plaques are erected and benches can be built for 5, 10, 15 or 20 years... Email our  Marketing Manager for more information and to explore available options.

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