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Holiday Gifts and Tributes

Celebrate someone with a gift to the San Diego River Park Foundation.

Gift a gift of nature for the holidays!
Or perhaps you are interested in a gift in memory of a special person who loved nature or visiting the River. There are many other ideas such as honoring someone, marking a special occasion, or celebrating an accomplishment.

Gifts can be as liitle as $25.

Use the online button or Venmo (sandiegoriver) your donation, and we will contact you to confirm the details so we can make your gift or tribute a success. We can discuss opportunities, too.
To ensure arrival of your gift for Christmas, please donate by December 21st.

Holiday Gifts and Special Opportunities

HOLIDAY GIFT CARD - Education Center Project
  • $25 or More - make a donation in someone's name to the River Center at Grant Park construction, and we will send them a wonderful holiday card. The card will let them know you make a gift. Their name will be added with others as be permanently a part of the facility. More about the River Center. Click here.

    River Center at Grant Park Engraved Pathway Paver
  • $200 This is a unique opportunity to be part of this special project in Mission Valley. Make a gift and we will reach out to you to create a special engraved paver. We will send the gift recipient an email or mail them a card to let them know of this special gift! .
    River Center Details

    GIFT CARD - Plant a Tree in Someone's Name
  • $25 - Plant a Tree at a Preserve (no plaque)
  • $200 - Eagle Peak Ranch - Dedicate an existing tree in someone's name. A plaque will be installed on the tree. We will work with you on what goes on the plaque
    Mail-In or Email Completed Donation Form (PDF)


  • $156 or $13 per month. We will email a personalized adoption certificate and a fact sheet about the bat the gift is helping to conserve. Funds support Bat Conservation & Research
    Click here for details
    Mail-in or email completed Donation Form (PDF)



  • $250 - Temescal Creek Trail Bridge - Commemorative Plaque
  • $2000 - Bench at Point Loma Native Plant Garden
  • $2000 - Trailside Bench at Eagle Peak Ranch
  • $10,000 - Bench at River Center at Grant Park in Mission Valley- very limited offer - this project is under construction and your donation supports the Building Fund
  • Donation Form (PDF)

    Note: except for $25 tree gift and Adopt a Bat, gifts can be single or a cummulative gift from a group or more than one person. Space may be limited on recognition plaques.

    There are many ways to make a tribute gift. Make an online gift using PayPal, Venmo, check by mail, calling us with your credit card information or donating appreciated stock are some of the most popular methods of giving. If you donate online, we will email you a form for the dedication information and are happy to answer any questions.

    IMPORTANT: these dedications are for as long as the bench, tree or other item is in working condition or viable. We can't control how long a tree will last =:)

    Don't forget as a 501c3 public benefit nonprofit - your donation will be tax deductible as allowed by law. Our EIN is 01-0565671.

    Donor Services

    River Park Foundation staff is available to answer your questions and discuss tribute opportunities. Call us Monday - Friday 9 - 1:30 PM at 619-297-7380

    Or email Pat Rice from our Philanthropy team at



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