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Commemorative Bench Program

The San Mateo County Harbor District is pleased to relaunch a Commemorative Bench Program at Pillar Point Harbor.  At this time, we can only offer plaques on select existing benches. To purchase a custom plaque (with 10 years of maintenance) to be placed on an existing bench follow the steps below.

1.Review the bench map and select your top three choices of location by bench number.

Pillar Point Harbor Bench Map

2. Complete a Commemorative Bench Program Agreement.  You can download an agreement at the link below or pick up a paper version at Pillar Point Harbormaster Office.

Commemorative Bench Program Agreement 7/1/2024 - 6/30/2025 

3. Bring your completed agreement to the Pillar Point Harbormaster Office located at One Johnson Pier at Pillar Point Harbor in El Granada, with payment (cash, check, credit card).  Agreements and payment will be accepted on a first come, first served basis at the Pillar Point Harbormasters Office. 

Once your agreement and payment are accepted, the District will work with the plaque vendor to develop a proof of the plaque inscription for your approval.  Once approved by you and the District, the District will order the plaque and install.  District staff will keep you informed of the installation date.  Bronze plaques will take an average of 3 months to produce and arrive at the harbor (per the vendor).

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for future bench and plaque opportunities, you can complete the waiting list application below. 

Commemorative Bench Program Application 7/1/2024 - 6/30/2025 

Once on the waiting list you can check your status in real time at the link below.

 Commemorative Bench Waiting List

To view current rates for the Commemorative Bench Program, please see Pillar Point Harbor Rates and Fees.

Current Rates and Fees

Do you have more questions?  Please reach out to Rachelle Modena or 650.554.0694.