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San Mateo County Parks set to slowly open, starting May 4

Photo by TechnologyHiker

Photo by TechnologyHiker

Thank you for doing your part to keep parks safe and healthy for all. Please keep it up! Across the region, the vast majority of park and trail visitors have done so responsibly. In San Mateo County, we have an opportunity to make the parks welcoming, comforting and healing places to be and to share with others.

The Bay Area shelter-in-place order was extended through the end of May. However, there will be some incremental openings, including our San Mateo County Parks!

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Rules of the Trail: A Good Reminder for All of Us

San Bruno Mountain

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San Mateo County Parks are slowly reopening May 4. As we responsibly enjoy nearby nature, please keep in mind the following:

  • Please stay home if you are sick
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance between you and others
  • Stay local
  • Turn around if the trail is crowded
  • Do not congregate at trailheads
  • Wash your hands
  • Be kind

When the shelter-in-place order went into effect and inessential travel curtailed, many people headed outdoors to discover and enjoy parks and trails new to them. Parks saw an exponential increase in visitors. Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, parks were closed to ensure people’s health and safety.

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