Zoom into Nature

The outdoors are best experienced in-person, of course! But here are some videos, programs, and other online resources that can inform and enhance your experience of San Mateo County Parks.


San Mateo County Parks Virtual Backgrounds

Bring San Mateo County Parks into your next Zoom or Teams meeting with our virtual backgrounds. Learn More


iNaturalist & BioBlitz

Discover nature all around you and contribute to an important scientific resource with iNaturalist and the San Mateo County Parks BioBlitz. Learn More

Activities for Kids

Junior Ranger Challenge

Calling all kids, ages 7-12! We invite you and your family to explore San Mateo County’s wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. Instead of in-person Junior Ranger programs, this year we're doing a Junior Ranger Challenge so you can become a Junior Ranger safely with your COVID pod. The challenge runs from April 1–September 30. Get started!

Field Notes

Dispatches from San Mateo County Parks' Natural Resource Management

Even as some Parks public services remain curtailed due to COVID-19, stewardship of parks as natural spaces continues through the management and conservation efforts of our Natural Resource Management staff. Learn about their ongoing projects and get a virtual dose of the outdoors in their series of dispatches, Field Notes.

COVID-19 Info
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