OpenRoad with Doug McConnell: Episodes Featuring San Mateo County Parks


San Mateo County Parks Foundation is proud to be one of several organizations to underwrite OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, which airs on Sundays at 6:30pm on NBC Bay Area. Watch the episodes that have put a spotlight on your San Mateo County Parks!

Ohlone Portola Heritage TrailOhlone-Portolá Heritage Trail: This episode follows the route of the first Europeans to lay eyes on San Francisco Bay and takes an in-depth look at their profoundly consequential encounter with native Ohlone people.


OpenRoad with Doug McConnellCrystal Springs Regional Trail: In this episode, three experts talk about the history, function and natural resources of the Crystal Springs Regional Trail, reservoir and surrounding watershed.


OpenRoad EP 76Forest Health Initiative, featuring Huddart & Wunderlich Parks: In this episode, San Mateo County Parks staff and partners discuss the work it takes to make vulnerable parks and forest ecosystems healthier and more resilient to wildland fires and less dangerous to surrounding communities.

Open Road episode featuring Tunitas Creek Beach

Tunitas Creek Beach and 100 Years of SMC Parks: This episode celebrates 100 years of San Mateo County Parks with a sneak peak at its newest park along a gorgeous stretch of coastline.


Flood Park Pump Track:  This episode visits some of the prettiest parks in San Mateo County and meets some young adults whose lives were changed by simply going on a bike ride. And a fun and unique way to combine recreation and volunteering.

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