Reflections and Looking Ahead
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
The end of a year calls on us to reflect upon what has been accomplished and to look towards the opportunities a new year offers.
This has been an extraordinary year for each of us. It was a year of firsts on several fronts—a pandemic that required health-focused operational procedures, the need to pivot to virtual community meetings and outdoor education, and the first major wildfire in a San Mateo County park.
Through it all we focused our work on being safe and making parks safe while also meeting the interests and increased needs of visitors hungry for outdoor experiences and connection with nature.
While 2020 may not have been what we expected, San Mateo County Parks was able to accomplish much:
- Tunitas Creek Beach preferred option design developed
- Flood Park Landscape Plan approved and EIR certified
- Quarry Park Pump Track preferred concept selected
- Online and virtual interpretive programing expanded
- New Moss Beach Playground opened
In 2021 watch for exciting natural resource management projects focused on forest health and invasive species management. And in the spring, we will reopen refurbished picnic areas and the renovated family camp sites at Memorial County Park which includes new restrooms and showers. You can make your camping reservations now.