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.

Reimagine Flood Park public meeting

September 1, 2015, 7PM

See several conceptual designs for Flood Park. Your input at this meeting will help the landscape architects develop a final design. Multi-Purpose Room, Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. More info

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, September 12, 9AM - Noon

Native Plant Restoration

Saturday, September 19, 9AM - Noon

San Pedro Valley Park BioBlitz

Saturday, September 26th, 8:30AM–2PM

Join the third annual San Mateo County Parks BioBlitz! More information and free reservations here.

Pedro Point Headlands Restoration and Trail Project public meeeting

September 10, 6:00PM

San Mateo County has joined the Pacifica Land Trust, California Coastal Conservancy, and the City of Pacifica to restore natural lands and build trails at the Pedro Point Headlands. Read more about it here
Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr, Pacifica, California 94044

Geology of Earthquakes

Saturday, September 12th,9AM–11AM

Join the two-mile hike on Crystal Spring Regional Trail and learn about what earthquakes are, why they happen, and how you can prepare yourself for living in an earthquake fault zone. Directions and free reservations here.

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.

September 5 Huddart Park

October 3 Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve

November 7 Coyote Point Recreation Area

For more information visit here or Facebook

Sanchez Adobe Rancho Day Fiesta

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12-4 PM

This family event will let you experience what life was like on a rancho in Mexican California in the 1840s.

Sanchez Adobe,1000 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica $1 suggested donation. Additional charge for food and crafts. More Info

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

September 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

Sunday Bird Walks

Sunday, September 13, 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, September 25 , 9AM - Noon

Saturday, September 26, 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

Movies in the Park

Saturday, October 17th, 6PM–10PM

Coyote Point Recreation Area

Join us at Coyote Point Recreation Area in San Mateo and you choose the movie! Vote for your favorite of three options—Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, or Ghostbusters—by here. Bring blankets to reserve your spot on the lawn. A food truck will be on site or bring a picnic to share with your family.

Coyote Point Eastern Promenade Public Meeting Public Workshop #1

Thursday, October 22, 6-8 PM.

Coyote Point Recreation Area, Captain's House

Bringing the living coast line back to Coyote Point Recreation Area.

The Eastern Promenade Project has several distinct elements that will result in a completed Promenade at the Coyote Point Recreation Area. These improvements include a new sandy beach shaped as a crenulate bay, new sand dunes with native plants, a re-located restroom building and a re-configured parking area. Four pathways from the existing parking area will route through the sand dunes to the beach. The new parking area will be located just up the hill and the new restroom will be situated near the present location. The Eastern Promenade is being designed with climate change adaptations.

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

Supporting the Parks

On Tuesday, June 16, we are donating almost $500,000 to the San Mateo County Parks! On behalf of the Board of the San Mateo County Parks Foundation, thank you to all of our donors and partners who make these projects possible. Learn more about this donation.