Parks and Recreation

  1. San Mateo On Ice Holiday Skating Rink - November 9th - January 13th

    Located in Central Park, the outdoor ice rink features 9,000sf of REAL ICE! Grab your mittens and experience the Bay Area's largest outdoor holiday skating rink! Cost is $15 per person and includes skate rental. Additional Info...
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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.
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.