Invitation from the Executive Director

Spring has sprung! Wildflowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the sun is out! Life is good, and it’s time to make good on my New Year’s resolution: to hit the reset button and hike all 190 miles of trails in the San Mateo County Parks system.

I am off to a bit of a slow start due to the rainy winter, but it hasn’t stopped me completely: I have 15-and-a-half miles under my belt. It all started with a New Year’s Day hike at Devil’s Slide. Since then, I’ve had a walking meeting at Huddart, participated in a group hike at Sam McDonald in honor of Black History Month, and hiked nearly every trail at San Pedro Valley in preparation for an event.

I invite you to join me on my next hike. Show me your favorite trail. Tell me about a favorite park outing. Ask me what the San Mateo County Parks Foundation is up to. I want to hear from you! Continue reading

Your Charitable Gifts at Work!

This week, the San Mateo County Parks Foundation made its first gift of 2017 to the San Mateo County Parks Department. Thanks to our wonderful supporters, these gifts, totaling $62,852, have allowed the following projects and programs to happen in your County Parks:

1. Purchase of an arena harrow for the newly refurbished riding ring at Wunderlich County Park. The arena harrow is a valuable piece of equipment that ensures the investment in the riding ring is long-lasting. The knitting effect created by the harrow maintains the footing in good condition and keeps the riding field level for many years. With an improved riding ring, all community members will be welcome to experience the joy of riding a horse in a safe and comfortable manner.
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