Date of Formation: September 24, 1957

Enabling Legislation: Section 61000 et seq. of the CA Government Code

Services Provided: Recreational services and facilities

Area: Approximately 1.88 square miles

Population: 3,052 (as of 1983)

Sphere of Influence: Status quo

Communities Served: Residents of San Mateo Highlands, plus other areas of San Mateo, Burlingame, Belmont, San Carlos, Hillsborough, and other cities on the San Francisco Peninsula

Board of Directors

Highlands Recreation District is governed by a five-member board of directors elected to four-year terms.

Board Member Term Ending
Andrew Aquino 2026
Eric Olbekson 2026
Pam Merkadeau 2024
Shirin Bakhshay 2024
Uy Ut 2026

The board of directors meets the second Tuesday of every month.

All meetings are held at the District Office, Multi-Purpose Room, 1851 Lexington Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402.

Meeting time is 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Future agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to regular meetings and 24 hours prior to special meetings.

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Highlands Recreation District
District Office:
1851 Lexington Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402Get Directions
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General Inquiries: (650) 341-4251 Phone: (650) 341-4251 Fax: (650) 349-9627 Email: