Women’s History Month this year gave us an opportunity to shine a spotlight on three women who were instrumental in the development of the San Mateo County Parks Foundation, to help mark our 25th anniversary! We also featured two Parks Directors who were particularly consequential for advancing the programs and properties of the San Mateo County Park system as we know it today. Take a look at our Facebook or Instagram to read about these amazing five women! Here, we are shining another spotlight on a female leader currently working in the San Mateo County Parks Department, doing important behind-the-scenes and public-facing work as Parks’ Communications Manager. Carla Schoof started with the Department in 2008, and you probably hear from her more than you realize – if you ever check the website for parks news, attend a public meeting or follow their social media. We asked Carla some questions to help us learn more about her and her expertise.
In light of the damage from winter storms, visitors are encouraged to exercise caution around large trees and bluff-tops. To stay on top of all park and trail closures, visit the San Mateo County Parks advisory page. The last two years have highlighted just how important parks and open space are for our mental and physical health. Now, with everything opened up, we can nurture an appreciation for our parks with that favorite summertime activity – picnicking! So, cut up the watermelon and take your friends and family to these old and perhaps new favorites for some summer picnic fun.