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With dozens of parks, hundreds of programs, and a full menu of services, City of San Mateo Department of Parks and Recreation touches you and your family’s lives in many different ways. Whether you are visiting a park playground, enjoying the “urban forest” created by our many trees, or participating in a recreation class, you have access to Parks and Recreation services that help you maintain a positive quality of life.
Parks and Recreation helps create a sense of community that makes the City of San Mateo a great place to live, by:
Operating 16 athletic fields and 22 playgrounds.
Managing 21 sports facilities including tennis and other sports courts, swimming pools and our golf course.
Maintaining many City landmarks and more than 40 miles of paths and trails.
Caring for more than 3 miles of beaches and shoreline along the San Francisco Bay and Marina Lagoon.
Facilitating boating use of the 220 acre Marine Lagoon.
Looking after about 25,500 street and park trees.
Maintaining over 250 landscaped medians.
Offering almost 300 different types of activities from classes to camps, educational lectures to exciting excursions.