The Parks & Recreation Department has 14 facilities with 21 fields. The City of San Mateo athletic fields are available for rental when not used for recreation department activities or sports leagues. See parks with ballfields

If you are interested in obtaining a permit for one of our ballfields, please call the Athletic Office at (650) 522-7430 for more information.

How to Reserve a Ballfield

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations require a completed application and phone reservations are not accepted.

Submit Your Completed Application Using One of the Following Methods:

  • Email: Complete application and email/scan it to us.
  • Fax: Complete application and fax to (650) 522-7421
  • Drop-Off: Bring a completed application to the Outdoor Facility Reservation Office during office hours (Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm) located at:
    • Outdoor Facility Reservation Office
      2001 Pacific Blvd
      San Mateo, CA 94403


Field reservations may require insurance:

Field Closures

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Field Conditions Hotline (650) 522-7439

Contact Information

For General Information please call the Athletic Office at (650) 522-7430.

For Urgent Questions regarding your permit during non-business hours and on weekends, you may contact the Park Rangers at (650) 787-9153.