Parks and Recreation

Important Coronavirus Update:

Postponing & Cancellation of Upcoming Events, Programs, Classes, Rentals, & Sports Leagues

Updates on cancellations of programs, events, and facilities from the San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department are posted on www.cityofsanmateo.org/coronavirus.

Adjustments for classes not held during the Spring session have been made and appropriate account credits, if applicable, have been issued for any cancelled/postponed programs/classes.

Photo of Virtual Reg Logo.

Virtual Recreation

We’re still here for you - virtually! Check out all the resources the Recreation Staff have hand-picked: games, crafts, fitness tips & more! Please visit: www.cityofsanmateo.org/virtualrec

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.