Parks and Facilities

Explore our Community Centers, Parks, and Pools

Our parks are important natural resources, providing approximately 200 acres of open space within the City and many miles of paths and trails. Every one of them is free and widely accessible.



The City of San Mateo has a great array of parks and facilities including:

  • 12+ neighborhood parks
  • 9 larger community parks
  • 6 recreation/community centers
  • 2 pools
  • 2 community gardens
  • Shoreline regional park system
  • small “mini” parks
  • an estuary lagoon for boating
  • and the Poplar Creek 18 hole Golf Course