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.

Streets Alive! Parks Alive!

Sunday May 3, 2015  9 to noon

Join us at Bicycle Sunday on Cañada Road for a Bike Skills Rodeo, Safety Checks and Family Ride. Learn basic bike safety, handling, and communication skills with a fun, hands-on bike skills clinic offered by the Peninsula Family Y.

Bike Rodeo from 9 –11. Family ride offered at 11.

Event located at intersection of Ralston Bike Trail and Cañada Road, just south of Highway 92. Parking available at both ends of Bicycle Sunday or at the Ralston Park and Ride Lot—take the Ralston Bike Trail.

For more information

Silicon Valley Gives Day

May 5, 2015

Silicon Valley Gives is a 24-hour online fundraising effort. Support the San Mateo County Parks Foundation by making a gift here.


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, May 9, 9AM - Noon

Native Plant Restoration

Saturday, May 16, 9AM - Noon


San Pedro Valley Talks

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6pm

Common Murres: Breeding Birds of the Farallones by Jonathan Shore

Jonathan Shore is a Wildlife Biologist through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His focus is on the Common Murre Project with the nesting birds at Devil's Slide.


Take A Hike 2015

Each month this series of hikes takes participants on guided tours of a San Mateo County Park. Bring water, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. Hikes are 2-3 miles long and are led by rangers and volunteers familiar with the trails. Hikes are on Saturday and start at 9 a.m. All ages are welcome.

May 2 San Pedro Valley Park

June 6 Sheep Camp Trail (in partnership with the city of Belmont)

July 11 San Bruno Mountain (2nd Saturday to avoid July 4th)

August 1 Junipero Serra Park

September 5 Huddart Park

October 3 Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve

November 7 Coyote Point Recreation Area


For more information visit here or Facebook


Movie Night at Flood Park

Friday, May 8, 6pm - 10pm

Join us for a fun Friday night in Flood Park where we'll be screening the Disney favorite animated film, Finding Nemo. Bring blankets to reserve your spot on the lawns in front of the Adobe Office in the middle of the park. The Izzy's Cheesesteaks food truck will be on site or bring a picnic to share with your family.

Please register for this event on our Eventbrite page.

Questions? More info here or contact Ranger Katherine Wright at KEWright.at.smcgov.org or (650)599-1387.

All About Birds at Huddart Park

Saturday, May 16th, 2015, 9am - 11am

Learn how to identify birds by their coloration, shape, and behavior through fun, family-oriented activities. Then test out your new abilities on a Ranger-led hike through the redwoods and oak woodlands!

Register for this event in advance on our Eventbrite page.

For questions contact Katherine Wright at (650) 599-1387 or kewright#at#smcgov.org. Please Note: Heavy rain will cancel this event.


Edgewood Springtime Wildflower Walks

March 14 to June 7, 10AM

Edgewood’s serpentine grasslands are renowned throughout California for their lush wildflower carpets and rich biodiversity. You might see dozens of species of flowers on a single walk! Our free walks vary according to what’s in bloom—covering about 3 miles, at a moderate pace, with frequent stops.

In 2015, there are walks every Saturday and Sunday, from March 14 through June 7. Walks begin at 10:00 AM and end around 1:00 PM. Note: the Wildflower Walks replace the Saturday Nature walks during this time. More Info

Sunday Bird Walks

Sunday, May 10, 8-11AM

Many birds make their homes in Edgewood Park, such as the Red-shouldered Hawk and the Western Bluebird. During the fall and winter, other birds may just be passing through on their migration to somewhere else. All are a joy to watch and hear.

Join a knowledgeable Audubon docent for an early morning bird walk on the second Sunday of each month. Hike through oak woodlands and natural meadows. Look and listen for California Thrasher, Wrentit, Oak Titmouse, Red-shouldered Hawk, Western Bluebirds, and many more. In addition to spotting birds, find out about their habits, preferences, and how they live. This 3 to 4 mile hike traverses gentle hills and lasts 3 hours. Heavy rain cancels. More Info


San Bruno Mountain State and County Park


Weed Rangers

Friday, May 22 , 9AM - Noon

Saturday, May 23, 9AM - Noon


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 info@friendsofedgewood.org

Events

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

May 3 • Streets Alive! Parks Alive!

Bicycle Sunday will feature a Bike Skills Rodeo, Safety Checks and Family Ride. Learn basic bike safety, handling, and communication skills with a fun, hands-on bike skills clinic. More Info

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TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area ride calendar. TdP 2015 is Sunday, August 2.

Supporting the Parks

We are donating money to the San Mateo County Parks! Thanks to the support of our donors we are donating just shy of $230,000 to your San Mateo County Parks. Learn More