Visit Edgewood & Wunderlich on Free Park Shuttle
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
San Mateo County Parks Shuttle Closure
The San Mateo County Parks Department will end its Park Shuttle service to two peninsula county parks on Sunday, August 26. The shuttle was launched to address transportation barriers some community members encounter when attempting to visit San Mateo County Parks. Few of the 22 parks in the San Mateo County system are accessible by public transportation. After two years of service and declining ridership, the Department decided not to reapply for grant funding and to discontinue the service.
The Department will continue to foster the relationships that have been established during the Park Shuttle program, especially with the San Mateo County Health System, San Mateo County Library System, and local non-profits and will explore cost-effective and direct methods that help connect communities to parks. The shared goal is to continue introducing outdoor experiences to those who may not regularly visit a county park.To learn about San Mateo County Park events and programs, visit Parks Events.
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 Redwood City Transit Center on Winslow in downtown Redwood City.
The shuttle service begins at 9 a.m. every weekend day at the East Palo Alto and Menlo Park shuttle stops. You can see where the shuttle is along its route by going to SanMateo.thebus.mobi.
People can also walk, bike or drive to a shuttle stop served by both shuttles at the Redwood City Transit Center, which is conveniently served by Caltrain and numerous SamTrans buses and shuttles. See Redwood City parking locations.
It’s convenient – you can leave your car at home, avoid traffic congestion and crowded park parking lots and help reduce fuel emissions at the same time.
Enjoy hiking, picnicking or nature exploration at these parks and attend any scheduled nature walks, history programs or other events led by County Park Rangers or Park Partners.
Connect with Downtown Redwood City
The Park Shuttle can also be used to connect with favorite weekend destinations in downtown Redwood City. Check out these walking directions from the stop on Winslow Street: