California ‘opens up’ June 15, with the removal of capacity limits and
physical distancing requirements which means – fingers crossed! –
summer will be a lot of fun with long overdue catch-ups with friends
and family alike. With the exception of Pescadero Creek County Park
which remains closed due to lingering unsafe conditions from last
summer’s wildfire, all SMC Parks are open. Read on for ourtop 10 ways for you to enjoy the parks this summer.
Thanks to our generous supporters,
the Parks Foundation is happy to support a range of worthy projects and
programs in your San Mateo County Parks. From enhanced interpretation
to habitat restoration to recreational activities, there is something
for everyone to do, see, learn about and enjoy!Read on for more.
Over 2,800 acres burned atPescadero Creek County Parkin last summer's CZU lightning complex fire.Learn fromSan
Mateo County Parks Natural Resource Manager, Hannah Ormshaw, as she
explains the effects of the fire on Pescadero Creek Park, how the
forest will recover, and the ecological case for active fire management.
Heads Up! There will be closures alongCrystal Springs Regional Trail: today through June 11 and again June 15-18.Learn more here.
We love thePacific Beach Coalitionand thought we'd share that they are hiring for a Co-Executive Director.Learn more here.
The2021 Junior Ranger Challengeis
virtual this year, but still a lot of fun! Explore San Mateo County’s
wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources with your
family.The challenge is intended for Junior Rangers age 7-12 and you have until September 30 to complete the challenge.To become a Junior Ranger, you will have to go explore at least one San Mateo County Park and complete some of the activitiesfound on this webpage.
you for reading our email and staying engaged with the Parks Foundation
and your San Mateo County Parks! We look forward to keeping you updated
with events and activities as they are scheduled. Please don't hesitate
toreach out to uswith questions and comments.
I look forward to our paths crossing in a park very soon!
Michele Beasley, Executive Director San Mateo County Parks Foundation