Social Distancing

Updated Monday, July 6, 2020

Coyote Point Recreation Area is currently open for limited use, allowing the public to enjoy hiking, running, and walking dogs on-leash on trails, as well as drop-in picnicking and water sports. Park visitors are required to maintain social distancing by bringing a face covering, keeping six feet of distance from others, and not congregating with individuals from other households.

Drop-in Picnicking

Drop-in picnic sites will open for use by single households only.  For your wellbeing and to guard against the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you:

  • Bring a reusable table covering for picnic tables
  • Bring and use hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes
  • Don’t use any areas that are closed or barricaded to support social distancing
  • Clean-up when you’re done—dispose of waste in receptacles or take garbage with you and dispose of at home
  • Clean the barbecue area if used

In keeping with current San Mateo County Health Orders and state guidelines, group gatherings are not allowed at or around drop-in picnic areas. Multiple drop-in picnic sites cannot be occupied by multiple households to form a group picnic gathering.


All trails are open. Dog walkers are reminded to keep dogs on leash and remain in areas designated for dog use.

Other Facilities

The Promenade area and ramp, used by windsurfers and other water sports enthusiasts, will be open, as will be the launch ramp at the Coyote Point Marina.

All playgrounds, reservation picnic sites, and the fitness center remain closed. The Knoll parking lot is closed, but all other lots are open. Some restrooms throughout the park will be available for use. Vehicle entrance fees are to be paid using the iron ranger or a Ventec machine.

Learn more about the limited reopening of San Mateo County Parks »