County Launches Effort to Expand Parks Access

Redwood City — The Board of Supervisors today voted to provide an annual County Parks pass to individuals and families with low incomes. The 5-0 vote will ensure all residents regardless of means have access to all County Parks.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Approves Minimum Wage Hike to $16.50 an Hour

Redwood City — In a victory for workers, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today voted to increase the minimum wage to $16.50 an hour beginning next spring.

County Honors Marine as Veteran of the Year

The County’s Veterans Commission today a honored U.S. Marine and former firefighter as the San Mateo County “Veteran of the Year.” George Smith was honored before 250 attendees during the 7th annual Veterans Recognition Event for going “above and beyond” in service to his community.

Quarry Park Wildfire Risk Reduction CEQA Document Posted for Review

In November 2022, San Mateo County Parks released for review and comment a Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Wildfire Risk Reduction at Quarry County Park.

Shaw Flat Closed for Winter

Shaw Flat Trail Camp in Pescadero Creek Park is closed for the winter and will re-open next summer.

Pescadero Creek Park Climate & Habitat Resiliency Plan Posted

The full Pescadero Creek Park Climate & Habitat Resiliency Plan is now posted on the San Mateo County Parks website.

RFP: Youth Activities and Mental Health Services

The San Mateo County Probation Department seeks qualified providers of programs and services for youth in custody at the Youth Services Center-Juvenile Hall and/or Camp Kemp, as well as those who have been released back to their communities.

RFP: Youth and Family Programs

The San Mateo County Probation Department seeks qualified providers of community-based youth and family programs for juvenile probationers and at-risk youth.

Bicycle Sunday Canceled For Holiday Weekends 2022

For holiday weekends in 2022, Bicycle Sunday, the weekly event that allows for non-motorized use of Cañada Road along Crystal Springs Regional Trail, will be canceled to meet the increased holiday needs for staffing at other parks in the area. Bicyclists and motorists, please be mindful to share the road.

Free Park Entrance To US Veterans

Any US military veterans who provide proof of veteran status are granted free entrance to the twenty parks spread throughout San Mateo County.

Parks For You And Your Dog

Visit any of several San Mateo County Park locations that allow for recreational use by you and your dog.

Investing in the Arts

The County's new Office of Arts and Culture will see an infusion of $100,000 to help launch countywide programs and projects. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, voted 5-0 to allocate the funds from the Measure K local half-cent sales tax. The funds will be used as a match for specific grants as well as to support numerous programs and projects, as outlined here: