Working to Connect People to Parks
San Mateo County Parks’ new Park Shuttle now links East Palo Alto residents to Edgewood County Park & Natural Preserve in Redwood City and Menlo Park residents to Wunderlich County Park in Woodside every Saturday and Sunday. Intermediate stops for both shuttles include the Fair Oaks Community Center on Middlefield Road and downtown Redwood City Transit Center on Winslow Street. The service begins at 9 a.m. every weekend day.
Research has shown that contact with nature and easy access to physical activity have significant impacts on health. Recently, the Parks Department added mini-parks to its classification system and developed a Mini Parks Policy that targets the growing demand for smaller parks within the more urban unincorporated areas of the County where there are no governmental agencies providing this service. Learn more about the Mini-Park policy, steps to take to propose a Mini-Park to the County, and about funding that may be available to assist community groups in this effort.