San Mateo County Parks

San Mateo County Parks


Type: Area government agency


Location Focus: San Mateo County, coast to bay.


About: The agency manages parks, trails, and historic sites to preserve public lands and to provide opportunities for education and recreation.


The San Mateo County Park system represents the region’s wondrously diverse natural settings, from rugged tidepools, lush mountain forests, and remote campsites to bayfront shoreline, sunny picnic areas and popular playgrounds.  The system’s 18 parks, regional, county and local trails, and two historic sites are located throughout the County and encompass nearly 16,000 acres.




Address: 455 County Center, 4th Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063


Phone Number: (650) 363-4020


Programs: More than 180 miles of trails are available to visitors, many of which are open to horses and bicycles.  Four locations offer visitor center services. Docent programs are at six locations.  Camping, including  youth-group camping, is available.


Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are our valued partners who help us achieve our goals aimed at stewardship, environmental education and public safety.  Volunteers help restore natural habitats, maintain trails and parks, serve as naturalists and education center hosts, patrol trails on foot and on horse.


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