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.
Due to recent rains and high surf conditions, significant erosion is occurring on coastal bluff areas. Visitors to Pillar Point Bluff, Mirada Surf and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve are advised to use caution when walking on bluff trails and on the beach below bluffs, according to a February 3 release by County of San Mateo social media coordinator Christa Bigue. Please stay on designated trails. Do not go near bluff edges and do not walk directly under bluffs when on the beach. For your safety and that of others, please heed signs and do not remove warning signs, trail signs and barriers. Maps showing designated trails are posted at park entrances and on the San Mateo County Parks website. For the safety of your dog and to prevent further erosion of sensitive areas, please follow the County ordinance that requires dogs to be on leash at all times when visiting parks that allow dogs.