Want To Sponsor a Table or Bench?

The Deadline Is April 1!

Sometimes it’s the little things that count, like offering someone a place to sit and rest. What if you could offer this gift almost year-round and in a beautiful environment?

Sponsoring a bench or picnic table at Lakeshore State Park is a way to do just that.

The deadline for submitting a sponsorship application for tables and benches is April 1. Locations for benches and picnic tables are pre-determined, and plenty are available right now.

Each sponsored bench or table bears a plaque that can be used to memorialize a loved one, acknowledge a contribution or convey a message about the park. A sponsor can also choose a fish, heart, bicycle or tree icon to include on the plaque. (Messages must adhere to guidelines and be pre-approved.)

Sponsorships are $2,500 for a bench and $3,000 for a table and will support maintenance and repairs for 10 years. As Natural Resources Property Supervisor Angela Vickio points out, that means a long-term way to help more people experience outdoor recreation.

The more seating and rest options the park has, the more accessible it is “to people of all abilities,” Angela says. Picnic tables are specially designed to accommodate wheelchairs, too.

Bench and table sponsorships are also available for the Hank Aaron State Trail, which is connected to Lakeshore State Park.

If interested, contact Angela at (414) 750-1237 or Angela.Vickio@wisconsin.gov.

A bench in Lakeshore State Park overlooking the city of Milwaukee
2021 Bench