Parks and Recreation

Important Coronavirus Updates:

Status updates on programs, events, facility rentals & sports leagues from the San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department are posted on

Photo of people working out outside in a park.

Apply to run a fitness class in a City Park or Facility!

Businesses that meet the requirements below may request to run business in an Outdoor City Facility or Space! Read on...

With dozens of parks and hundreds of services, 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,” or participating in a recreation class, you have access to Parks and Recreation services that help you maintain a positive quality of life.
Seal Point Park Picnic Area

Online Picnic Reservations

Our parks are important natural resources, providing approximately 200 acres of open space within the City and many miles of paths and trails not to mention many picnic and play areas.