Why buy an annual pass?

With a San Mateo County Annual Pass you may explore and enjoy nearby recreational parks and facilities as often as you'd like for a single modest fee.  The Annual Pass allows you to visit a County Park without paying an entry fee.  You can bring a whole carful of friends or relatives with you into the park at no charge with your annual pass.  You can go to any park, any day, at any open time for a whole year.

Who may purchase an annual pass?

Anyone can purchase an annual pass, even persons living outside of the county.  You can also give the pass as a gift to allow others to enjoy and appreciate our wonderful natural resources.

How does an annual pass work and how do I get one?

The pass is good for 12 months and waives the vehicle entry fee allowing the pass-holder to enter any park free of charge (other park usage fees still apply). You or the person you designate will receive the Annual Pass in the mail within 14 days.

You may purchase an annual park pass in any of the following ways:

Print and fill out this coupon. Include a payment of $60 per pass. Mail the completed coupon with a form of payment to:

Department of Parks
County of San Mateo
455 County Center, 4th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063-1646


To purchase the pass either call (650)363-4020 and order using your Mastercard or Visa, or stop by in person at our office at the address listed above. Office walk-in hours are Mon-Thurs, 8am - 5:30pm.