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.

Memorial County Park Turns 90

Memorial Park 90 Memorial, the first San Mateo County Park, is about to turn 90-years-old. To commemorate this milestone, the San Mateo County Parks is planning a series of community events around the theme of Celebrate the Memories, Restore the Glory and Preserve for the Future. Activities include:

Take A Hike

Take A Hike encourages you to discover a County Park on the first Saturday each month, April through October. Participants learn about local parks and are encouraged to use the trails to stay active and healthy. This year’s schedule features one park that was not included in prior seasons.

Hikes begin at 9 a.m. and are between one to three miles long. Plan to spend at least an hour for this activity. Rangers and volunteers lead the hikes and provide information about park history and the local habitat. Bring water, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. We supply the beauty and fresh air courtesy our San Mateo County parks. Most hikes begin at the park’s main parking lot. More info

2014 Schedule

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
Native Plant Restoration

Edgewood Nature Walks

San Bruno Mountain State and County Park

Join San Bruno Mountain Watch volunteers who are working to eradicate invasive plants on the mountain. Bring water and sun protection and wear sturdy shoes and layered of clothing. Meet at San Bruno Mountain Watch office, 44 Visitacion Ave, Suite 206, Brisbane.For additional information, call (415) 467-6631.

Weed Rangers

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

Sanchez Adobe Historic Site

San Mateo County Historical Association Presents: Rancho Day Fiesta
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Noon - 4p.m.
Sanchez Adobe Historic Site 1000 Linda Mar Blvd. Pacifica

The San Mateo County Historical Association will present the annual Rancho Day Fiesta on Saturday, September 20, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Sanchez Adobe, 1000 Linda Mar Blvd. in Pacifica. Families will enjoy early California music and participatory dancing. Rancho style refreshments will be available. Demonstration of bygone trades and craft activities for children will be featured. There will be a $1 suggested donation with additional charges for food and crafts. For more information call 650-359-1462 or see here.


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August 2 • Take A Hike

This month's Take A Hike visits Junipero Serra Park. Learn about this local jewel while staying active and healthy. More Info


TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area ride calendar. TdP 2014 is Sunday, August 3. Still need to register? We will have registration and bib pickup at the following locations:

Pescadero Creek Complex

Due to the drought, there will be no camping at Memorial Park through the remainder of the camping season. Memorial and the other parks in the complex remain open albeit with service reductions. More Info.