The San Mateo County Parks Foundation is pleased to announce that we have placed two annual county park passes in each of the thirteen San Mateo County Libraries. Seven of the 23 San Mateo County Parks charge a $6 vehicular entrance fee, which is much-needed revenue for the Parks Department. However, it can also be a barrier to low-income families already struggling with high rents and inflation.
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. I love this time of year – the winding down of one year and the looking ahead to a new one. A New Year is a blank canvas, a time to think about cultivating good habits and kicking bad ones to the curb. Winter is a time to slow down, reflect and replenish. Lately, I have been reflecting a lot on two things: gratitude and joy. Tis the season!