Parks and Open Space
Contact Information

Phone
Parks Division
(530) 757-5656

Irrigation Hotline
(530) 757-5620

Pesticide Hotline
(530) 757-5621

Street Trees
(530) 757-5633
Email
parksmakelifebetter@
cityofdavis.org

Office Address
1818 5th Street, Davis, CA, 95616

Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Park Amenity Donations

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Our parks, greenbelts and open spaces are part of what makes living in Davis so special.  The gift of a park bench, picnic table, playground equipment, public art or a tree is a great way to honor or remember a loved one and support the City of Davis Parks & Open Space division.

Memorial donations will only be accepted with the full understanding and agreement of the donor that the City of Davis may dispose of any donated item when it reaches the end of its useful life as determined by Parks & Open Space staff.  Parks & Open Space staff determines if the donation is unsuitable, unusable or surplus to the City’s needs.

Adopting a park bench, picnic table, playground equipment, art or trees is considered a tax deductible donation through the City of Davis or the Recreation & Community Services Fund administered by the Yolo and Sacramento Region Community Foundations. 

ADOPT A PARK BENCH

New Bench with Plaque – (new location or replacement of existing bench, pricing may vary but typically around $3,000)

  • Different benches are used in various parks and greenbelts.  The type of bench used is determined by the Parks Manager or his/her designee in accordance with the Parks Master Plan.
  • The life of a park bench is approximately ten (10) years.  If the bench is stolen, moved, broken, or otherwise rendered unfit for continued use or exhibition, the City may dispose of it when it reaches the end of its useful life as determined by Parks & Open Space staff.  Parks & Open Space staff shall make every effort to notify the donor before the disposition of the park bench to allow them to adopt a park bench again in the same location or have the plaque returned to them.

Plaque on an Existing Bench

Existing Bench with Plaque – (bench must have a remaining life expectancy of five years or more, pricing may vary but typically around $1,000)

  • Plaques can have up to three (3) lines with 26 characters per line (includes spaces).
  • The City shall specify the size, style, suggested wording, font size, and location of the memorial plaque.  The City reserves the right to refuse any plaque or inscription which, in the City’s opinion, contains unacceptable language.
  • The location of the plaque is determined by the type of bench.

ADOPT A PICNIC TABLE

Picnic Table - (pricing may vary but typically around $5,000)  

  • Different picnic tables are used in various parks and greenbelts.  The type of picnic tables used is determined by the Parks Manager or his/her designee in accordance with the Parks Master Plan.
  • The life of a picnic table is approximately ten (10) years.  If the picnic table is stolen, moved, broken, or otherwise rendered unfit for continued use or exhibition, the City may dispose of it when it reaches the end of its useful life as determined by Parks & Open Space staff.  Parks & Open Space staff shall make every effort to notify the donor before the disposition of the picnic table to allow them to adopt a picnic table again in the same location or have the plaque returned to them.  

OTHER PARK AMENITY DONATIONS

Other Park Donations- $100 and Up (pricing may vary depending on the amenity)  

Other park amenity donations, including public art, playground equipment or memorial trees, shall be considered on an individual basis. 

Interested individuals or organizations wishing to donate or adopt these types of equipment should contact the Parks & Open Space staff at (530) 757-5656 to set up a consultation appointment.