Along with our partners, the San Mateo County Parks Foundation organizes and supports educational and volunteer events throughout the County Parks. Our calendar includes lots of events and volunteer opportunities - get involved and support our parks!

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Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities

Be sure to check out the San Mateo County Parks webpage for other opportunities to get involved. Click on an event to learn more.

Steelhead Trout Family Nature Hike

Saturday, December 5, 10AM to Noon

Hike Memorial County Park with our interpretive ranger to learn about the amazing journey Steelhead Trout make and their fascinating life cycle! Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Come prepared by wearing layered clothing and sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring a water bottle. Heavy rain will cancel this event. Register at

San Pedro Valley Work Days

Help restore and preserve the plant habitats at the Park. Volunteers meet at the Visitor Center near the parking lot. For more information, call (650) 355-8289.
San Pedro Valley Park is located at 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica.

Trail Maintenance

Saturday, December 12, 9AM - Noon

Native Plant Restoration

Saturday, December 19, 9AM - Noon

Bicycle Sunday

Sundays 9:00AM - 3:00PM

On Sundays, Cañada Road is closed between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92 allowing for non-motorized activities including jogging, bicycling, hiking, roller-skating, and walking (Strollers are welcome, but no ball/frisbee activity allowed). Cañada Road between Edgewood Road to the Filoli entrance will remain open to vehicles. More Info

Edgewood Interpretive Hikes

December 19, 10AM

To display the treasures of Edgewood all year long, Friends of Edgewood docents guide nature hikes on the third Saturday morning of each month throughout the year. Walks will take you through a number of different plant communities, with frequent stops to take a closer look at what is happening there. It may be interesting insects, plants that would otherwise be overlooked, listening for frogs, identifying butterflies, or examining spider turrets. The closer you look, the more you will see. Regardless of the season, you are likely to learn all kinds of fascinating things that you didn’t know before.

Our free walks cover about 3 miles, at a moderate pace. Families, seniors and interested children are welcome. Heavy rain cancels walks.More Info

San Bruno Mountain State and County Park

Weed Rangers

Friday, November 27, 9AM - Noon

Saturday, November 28, 9AM - Noon

Join the SSF Weed Warriors and help restore habitat on the beautiful slopes of San Bruno Mountain, the South San Francisco side. Learn about native plants as we weed out exotic species that invade endangered butterfly habitat. See the San Bruno Mountain Watch calendar for more info.

Stewardship Saturdays

These work days are devoted to habitat restoration work on the mountain - either doing site preparation - including weeding - or planting California natives. The site location varies from week to week. See the San Bruno Mountain Watch calendar for more info.

Edgewood Weed Warriors

Warriors usually meet Friday mornings throughout the year, Wednesday late afternoon in summer and selected Saturdays throughout the year. For more information, see this website or PDF. Email them at


Check our Facebook page for last minute announcments and special events.

December 5 • Memorial County Park

Hike with an interpretive ranger to learn about the amazing journey Steelhead Trout make and their fascinating life cycle. More Info


TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area ride calendar. Watch for TdP 2016 announcements here.

New Executive Director Announced

We are excited to announce that Michele Beasley, South Bay Regional Director for Greenbelt Alliance since 2004 and a San Mateo County native, has been chosen as the next Executive Director.

"San Mateo County is blessed to have wonderful parks and pristine open spaces. It is also lucky to have the San Mateo County Parks Foundation which has been supporting parks for nearly two decades," said Ms. Beasley. "I am honored that I was chosen to take the Foundation to the next level."

Ms. Beasley will start November 2, 2015. Read more on our Facebook Page or see this press release.