Parks and Recreation

With dozens of parks and hundreds of services, Parks and Recreation touches you and your family’s lives in many different ways.

Whether you are visiting a park playground, enjoying the “urban forest,” or participating in a recreation class, you have access to Parks and Recreation services that help you maintain a positive quality of life.
Central Park Music Series

Central Park Music Series

Make your way to Central Park for San Mateo's signature summer-time event. Each Thursday night through August 17th, the City of San Mateo will provide a night of FREE live music and fun. Grab your friends, bring your family and dance the night away.
Aquatics and Summer Camps

Aquatics & Summer Camps

Enhance your child’s summer experience with our wide variety of summer camps and aquatic programs. You get the quality supervision you need for your child while he or she experiences the ultimate summer!
Seal Point Park Picnic Area

Online Picnic Reservations

Our parks are important natural resources, providing approximately 200 acres of open space within the City and many miles of paths and trails not to mention many picnic and play areas.