Most Parks, Trails & Drop-in Picnic Sites, and Playgrounds Re-open
Updated Tuesday, November 24, 2020
After a complete closure due to the CZU Lightning Complex fire, San Mateo County Parks have returned to Phase II of the COVID-19 park management plan, which includes reopening most parks, trails, drop-in picnic sites, parking lots, restrooms, and as of Saturday, October 24, playgrounds. Below, see the list of open San Mateo County Parks, open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The parks of the Pescadero Creek Complex remain closed as Park staff and CALFIRE document and assess the impacts of the CZU Lightning Complex fire on Pescadero Creek Park and develop plans to repair and restore the area. This effort will take many months to complete.
Drop-in picnic sites are 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. Reservation picnic areas and visitor centers remain closed. No barbeques will be allowed on Spare The Air Days.
Read the latest message from San Mateo County Parks Director, Nicholas Calderon:
Other Service Closures
All reservations are canceled through November 20, 2020. Reservations are still being accepted for future dates. The reservations phone line at (650) 363-4021 will be available Monday through Thursday to leave messages regarding reservations and cancellations. Park staff will monitor email and phone messages and respond as appropriate in a timely manner.
All events are canceled until further notice. This includes Bicycle Sunday.
The Parks main office in Redwood City is closed until further notice