San Mateo County Parks Annual Passes Now Available for Checkout at County Libraries

Annual park passesThe 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 24 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.

Continue reading

We are Excited to Announce the Recipients of Our Inaugural Enhancing Equitable Access Grant Program!

This past fall, the San Mateo County Parks Foundation created a new small grants program called Enhancing Equitable Access. The goal is to fund and support organizations that increase opportunities for Black, Indigenous and people of color, and low-income and marginalized youth and their families to enjoy the many benefits of being in parks and nature. Grants of $3,000 were awarded to the following organizations which are expanding access to our parks, trails and coastal areas for those who may face barriers, including a lack of transportation, a lack of representation and/or a lack of awareness about the parks themselves.

Continue reading