Veterans Gardens. A place to discover the most beautiful thing in the world. You.
“Your Palisades Park,” a 501(c)(3), is excited to announce the “Palisades Forever” Veterans Gardens Campaign.
Veterans Gardens opened three years ago (100% funded by generous Palisadians) to create a town sanctuary to celebrate the best of our community – and to honor veterans from our town who have selflessly given to their country.
Veterans Gardens was imagined to replace a neglected, rundown, dirt field and a buckled, cement pad of graffitied, decades-old, worn picnic tables.
Designed, landscaped, and maintained by town funding, Veterans Gardens is already a beloved heartbeat in our spectacular, family-loving town for relaxing, picnicking, birthday parties, and myriad community-centric events.
Bocce leagues have exploded beyond anyone’s imagination at Veterans Gardens, with 450 Palisadians enjoying year-round weekly leagues.
The Tuesday morning Senior League has been enthusiastically enjoyed by nearly 200 of Palisades’ largest growing demographic – its senior citizens.
The weekly bocce league has created an unparalleled sense of community and belonging for our seniors, spawning relationships — well beyond the bocce courts.
Continuing to build upon belonging and community, upcoming initiatives at Veterans Gardens include a Saturday morning Chess Club for chess lovers of all ages, a morning outdoor fitness club “Happy Hour,” and a bocce league for mentally challenged high school students.
Since opening Veterans Gardens’ door, you can always find so much fun and activity by Palisadians in the five “Gardens in the Park”; including fantastic birthday parties, community get-togethers, American Legion events, you name it.
Veterans Gardens will be the home of a new town tradition, the “Palisades Picnic,” an autumn day for all Palisadians to celebrate everything that is beautiful about our town of the Palisades.
At night, at the base of our Palisades town flag, there is a stunning a stunning cylinder with stenciled words that light the surrounding area.
The words speak to the attributes and qualities that Palisadians hold most dear and to what we are privileged to enjoy in our town — because of the selfless and heroic service of our town’s veterans.
Our town’s goal is to raise $2,500,000 – to assure that, for our children and their children in perpetuity, our town will have the funds to operate, landscape, program, and continue to evolve this unique town sanctuary for all Palisadians to enjoy, reflect and gather.
To kickstart our endowment campaign, a generous Palisades family has anonymously offered $1,000,000 matching challenge to fellow Palisadians.
$1,500,000 to go!
We’d love to talk to you!
For any questions or thoughts, please give a call to:
To Donate to “Palisades Forever”
You can click on the button above.
Or you can mail your check to:
Your Palisades Park Improvement Corporation
732 Patterson Place, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Your generous donation is tax deductible! We’re a 501 (c3); checks or donations can be made to Your Palisades Park Improvement Corporation (a California nonprofit public benefit corporation). EIN 32-0465792
Thank you so much for your support!
American Legion Ronald Reagan Pacific Palisades Post 283
Tina and Rick Caruso
Naming of a Bocce Court
One of the three bocce courts will be named in your honor. “Chandler Family Court.” “Thomas Delaney Court.” Could be a group of families. Could be a local business.
A prominent plaque at each court will display the name of your honoree. Also, an inspiring full-page story on the Veterans Gardens’ website…
Naming rights for one of the courts has been secured; the Jimmy Dunne court is a generous donation from Jimmy Dunne’s friends.
Two courts are available.
Sponsoring the “Coast Guard Garden Room”
There are five unique picnic alcoves in Veterans’ Gardens — each a distinct “garden room in the park” that commemorates one of the branches of our military service.
Do you have a parent or child or other loved one whose service you wish to honor?
Consider sponsoring the “Coast Guard Garden Room.” It will be the home to a commemorative celebrating those who defend our country.
As the sponsor, you or your loved one will be prominently celebrated on the commemorative that will define this Garden Room.
Donors will also have a separate page on the website celebrating the life story of the person they have chosen to honor as well as recognizing you on the Donor Wall.
Any donation, of any size, is tremendously appreciated!