Dedication Programs

Dedication Programs provide creative options for expressing a connection to people, pets, and place.
Woman tying ribbon on newly planted tree in Lagoon Park 

Dedication Tree and Ceremony

Marin County Parks hosts a donor-based Dedication Tree planting every year on Arbor Day. During this ceremony, the Marin County Poet Laureate commences the festivities with a poem reading. Donors may choose to participate by taking a turn planting the tree..

With a donation of $100 or more, donors can send or receive a personalized certificate, a limited-edition art print, an artist bio card, a poem card and an invitation to the planting ceremony for family and friends

The keepsake package makes a great gift for anniversaries, pet adoptions or honoring someone special. This year's special edition art print is by nature artist Lindsay Stripling.

The next Dedication Tree ceremony will be held on April 24, 2020.

Dedication Sculpture Garden

Lagoon Park is a favorite place in San Rafael to connect with nature and be physically active. Fountains, shade trees, and benches create a quiet place for reflection.

A Dedication Sculpture Garden will be constructed at the park in 2018–2019.  The garden will feature a bronze sculpture highlighting the flora and fauna of Marin. Flowering plants will provide habitat for butterflies.

With a donation of $1,000 or more, donors will receive a personalized certificate, and a Dedication Stone with an engraved name installed in the garden.

Mission Blue Butterfly
Labyrinth mosaic in Hal Brown Park

Art Wall

Hal Brown Park at Creekside offers stunning views of Mount Tamalpais and provides a treasured place for walking along Marin marshland. The proximity to Marin General Hospital creates a fitting location for healing and relaxation. A walking meditation labyrinth was completed in the park in 2018. An art wall will be added in 2019.

With a donation of $500 or more, donors will receive a nameplate on the colorful art wall.

Roundabout Mosaic

The Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway attracts cyclists, joggers, strollers, dog walkers, and even horseback riders. The Sycamore Avenue junction is an ideal location to pause and enjoy the scenery.

A site specific mosaic will be constructed at the roundabout resting spot. The artwork will be inspired by the environment and nature of Northern California.

With a donation of $500 or more, donors will receive a name printed on a tile integrated into the mosaic.

Ribest sanguineum pink wildflower

For more information about Dedication programs email Steve Petterle or call (415) 473-6394.