Department of Parks & Recreation, City of San Mateo

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About us

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.


Contact information


330 W. 20th Ave, San Mateo, CA, US

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