Our Work

Beautiful San Mateo County is blessed with tremendous natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities. However, unlike our neighboring counties, San Mateo County does not have a dedicated source of funding for park improvements or educational programs. That’s why the San Mateo County Parks Foundation was created in 1998: to provide funding for special projects and programs that enhance our parks while preserving native ecosystems.

Thanks to your generous contributions, the San Mateo County Parks Foundation has provided more than $10 million to support and improve our parks. Our staff and board work closely with the parks department to determine where your contributions will have the most benefit.

Core Programs

Your ongoing contributions provide ongoing support to these programs.

Free Weekend Park Shuttle
Bicycle Sunday
County Park Volunteer Program
Bringing Back Bay Checkerspot Butterfly
Youth Environmental Education Field Trips
Student Conservation Association Youth Crews
Trail Maintenance Projects
Bill and Jean Lane Education Center at Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve

Park Improvement Projects

Your special project contributions provide funding for work projects that focus on improved access to our parks, such as mini-cabins, a shuttle program, and improved beach access. Our current park improvement projects include:

Sanchez Adobe Site Improvements
Coyote Point East Promenade
Flood Park Site Improvements
Devil’s Slide Trail Improvements
Pedro Point Headlands Trail Improvements
Green Valley Trail Improvements
Mirada Surf
Edgewood Serpentine
San Bruno Mountain Biodiversity Habitat Improvements

See a history of our past improvement projects.

Every gift counts – join us today!

Donate Online

You can make an online gift right now. It’s secure and easy to do.

Donate Now

You can also support our parks by mail. Send your check to San Mateo County Parks Foundation,1701 Coyote Pt. Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401

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