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.

Activities for Kids

Reading with a Ranger

Join our interpretive ranger Katherine Wright each Saturday at 10:00 AM, for Reading with a Ranger, a storytelling series that helps kids connect with nature. Follow us on Facebook HERE! And enjoy some of the past readings, listed below.

Leaf ArtLeaf Art Activity Quick TreeNature Game: Quick Tree Cirrus CloudCloud Finder Activity

Junior Range Challenge

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.

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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.

Meet Our New NRM Interns - Winter 2021
We're excited to introduce our new Natural Resource Management interns. Meet Johanna, Alissa, and Aidan!
Reseeding a Natural Preserve with Native Grass
Our task was to level and install seed beds for the Green Grass Project at Edgewood Farms —an amazing project spearheaded by the Friends of Edgewood group, which has been helping steward the park and its incredible diversity of plant life for over 25 years.
San Bruno Mountain Elfin Monitoring
Every other year the Natural Resource Management team does a survey of San Bruno Elfin, an endangered species on San Bruno Mountain. Their larva, or caterpillars, feed an attractive native succulent that grows on rocky outcrops.