Dog Ordinance Changes Approved

On Oct 23, the SMC Board of Supervisors took the first step to amend County ordinance sections governing dog recreation in San Mateo County Parks.

Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail Project Survey & Information Meetings

In addition to our recent informational meetings about the Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail, we've conducted an on-line survey to gauge interest in the project.

A New Way To Pay At San Mateo County Parks

San Mateo County Parks has installed machines at three park locations that make it easier for park visitors to pay the $6 entrance fee using cash, debit and credit cards. The three locations are San Bruno Mountain Park, Junipero Serra Park and Coyote Point Recreation Area.

Flood Park Final Environmental Impact Report Is Posted

The final Environmental Impact Report for the Flood Park improvement project is now available for review. The presentation on the project/EIR is scheduled for the Aug 2 Parks Commission meeting.

$5 Million Funding for Tunitas Creek Beach

The newly approved state budget will support the creation of Tunitas Creek Beach County Park by providing general funds to develop an emergency access road and to address environmental degradation.

Community Conversations: Cannabis in North Fair Oaks

One of the aspects I enjoy the most as District 4 Supervisor is engaging with the community and listening to the voices of all residents. A few months ago, I had the idea of creating a series of several different informal “Community Conversations” on hot topics that impact District 4 residents.

The Volunteer Group Experience

Corporate and community volunteer groups contribute to San Mateo County Parks in many ways. Learn how a real estate firm came together to support a treasured local marine preserve.

Be In The Know Before You Go Tide Pooling

The Montara State Marine Protected Area (MPA) of the San Mateo County coast includes Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, a special place of biological significance that draws thousands of visitors throughout the year. Knowing the proper way to visit an MPA will help you plan your visit and do your part to protect and conserve marine life and associated habitats. Visitor guidelines are set by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Expanded offshore drilling terrible for state

Drilling for oil off the coast of California has been something most people thought had been forbidden for decades. When the issue was recently revived as a possibility by the current federal government administration, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors decided to join almost every other California jurisdiction in fighting back against the idea. A resolution was approved unanimously at the Jan. 23 board meeting supporting a continuing ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling, fracking and other well stimulation in federal and state waters.

Sam McDonald's Sanctuary In The Redwoods

Celebrate Black History Month by getting to know San Mateo County Parks hero, Sam McDonald, and taking a hike through his beloved 'lords of the forest.