Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, June 10, 2013.|
2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is the largest tract of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Multi-use trails provide access to a mixture of tidal and freshwater habitats. Complex features Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, Byxbee Park Hills (Art Park), Emily Renzel Wetlands, Harriet Mundy Marsh, municipal golf course, duck pond and Baylands Athletic Center, 15 miles of trails, wildlife observation platforms, picnic facilities and restrooms. Non-motorized boating and windsurfing allowed. City offers nature walks and programs on ecology and natural history. Dogs permitted on leash. size: 1,940 acres. Call 650-329-2506 for Baylands Nature Center.
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Marsh Road at Bayfront Exwy, Menlo Park. Large open space. Walking trails. Home of the Annual Kite Day. Great biking, walking and bird watching. Open daily, sunrise to dusk. Dogs are permitted on leash. size: 150 acres. Call 650-330-2223.
3590 Laguna Ave., Palo Alto. Named for Dr. Cornelius Bol, a Stanford professor who invented the high-intensity mercury vapor lamp, the park includes a jogging path, wood benches, a large climbing structure, a native plant garden, undeveloped meadows and a 1-mile bicycle path running from Gunn High School to Arastradero Road. size: 13.8 acres.
410 Fernando Ave., Palo Alto. This park next to Matadero Creek was named for Mayfield settler, strawberry grower and Palo Alto school-trustee John Wesley Boulware. Shaded picnic area with barbecue grills, playground with slides and swings, and a basketball court. size: 1.5 acres.
2380 High St., Palo Alto. Named for former City Councilman Jerome Trimble Bowden, who maintained a strong interest in parks and recreation in the city. Redwood grove, extensive playground, picnic area, perimeter path and public art (Cube Construction and Rrrun). size: 2 acres.
Bowling Green Park
474 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. (See Lawn Bowling.) size: 1.86 acres. Call John Hickson, coach, at 650-367-9499 (before 9 p.m.).
Barbara Ave. and Montalto Drive, Mtn. View. Basketball court, children's playground, soccer/football field, horseshoe area, passive areas, restrooms, picnic area, softball field and outdoor volleyball court. size: 9 acres. Call 650-903-6326.
701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Originally a part of the Dibble Hospital facilities and purchased in 1948, Burgess Park is one of the first city-owned recreation areas in Menlo Park. Located adjacent to the Civic Center complex, the park provides diverse facilities easily accessible to all Menlo Park residents. Swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, lighted tennis courts, playground, playing field for baseball or soccer, picnic area, restrooms. size: 9.3 acres. Call gymnasium 650-330-2220. After-school program 650-330-2293.
2375 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Named for John Byxbee, a member of the first graduating class of Palo Alto High School, who was the city's engineer from 1906-1941. Open space land with environmental art, trails, restroom.
2101 Wellesley St., Palo Alto. Named for Donaldina M. Cameron, director of the Presbyterian Mission Home for Chinese Women from 1895-1942. Wooden climbing structure with a triple slide, swings and picnic tables. size: 1.1 acres.
Toft and Latham streets, Mtn. View. Basketball court, children's playground, passive areas, picnic area and outdoor volleyball court. size: 5.5 acres. Call 650-903-6331.
Charleston Road and Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. The park is a large swatch of green space that preserves many of the scenic vistas that define the North Bayshore area. Features include passive areas and restrooms. size: 7 acres.
Chetwood Drive and Whisman Station Drive, Mtn. View. Children's playground, passive areas and a picnic area. size: .92 acres.
City of Menlo Park
The City of Menlo Park website has pictures and information on all of the city's parks and facilities. Call Community Services Department at 650-330-2200.
264 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. The park is named for Elinor Cogswell, a Stanford graduate and editor of the Palo Alto Times in the 1950s. Benches, redwood trees and an open lawn area. size: 0.5 acres.
Chesley Ave. and Yorkton Drive , Mtn. View. Basketball court, children's playground, soccer/football field, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, tennis courts and restrooms. size: 11 acres.
Easy St. and Gladys Ave., Mtn. View. Children's playground, passive areas and trail access. size: .78 acres.
Crittenden School Park
1701 Rock St., Mtn. View. Amenities include: softball/soccer, basketball court, restrooms (not open to the public during school hours 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). size: 11.24 acres.
615 Cuesta Drive, Mtn. View. Barbecue facilities, bocce ball court, children's playground, horseshoe area, passive areas, picnic areas, tennis courts, volleyball court and restrooms. Host to ŇSummer SoundsÓ concert series. size: 25 acres.
Dana and Oak streets, Mtn. View. Passive areas. size: .3 acre.
Del Medio Park
380 Del Medio Ave., Mtn. View. Mini-park with a sand play area, a trellis structure, picnic tables, benches, a native plant area, fitness equipment and a curving granite walking trail. size: .35 acre.
62 Devonshire Ave., Mtn. View. Amenities includeĘplay equipment, swings, arbor, picnic tables and benches and expanded turf area. size: .65 acres.
Northeast corner of Shoreline Blvd. and North Road (east of Shoreline Park entry gate), Mtn. View. Open daily 6 a.m.-dusk. The park is designed to provide separate fenced open areas for both small and large dogs. Animals may run off-leash while inside the park; however they are required to be leashed while going to and from the parking area to the dog park. Dogs are not permitted in Shoreline Park. Amenities include: drinking fountains, shade structure, animal waste bags and dispensers, trash receptacles, a bulletin board, a disabled-accessible portable restroom and seating benches. size: .66 acre. Call 650-903-6392.
Don Jesus Ramos Park
800 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Named for Mayfield pioneer Don Jesus Ramos, this South Palo Alto park features a large open grassy area, childrenŐs playground, picnic area with barbecues, benches, path around park, multi-purpose concrete slab with a basketball hoop. size: 4.4 acres.
Don Secundino Robles Park
4116 Park Blvd., Palo Alto. Quiet neighborhood park hidden from view. Open space, two childrenŐs playgrounds (wheelchair accessible toddler swings), two picnic areas (one shaded by wisteria-covered arbors), barbecues, benches, multipurpose bowl, basketball court, softball backstop. size: 4.7 acres.
652 Franklin St., Mtn. View. Children's playground, picnic area, swimming pool and restrooms. Area is popular with families with young children. size: 6 acres.
Edgewood County Natural Preserve
10 Old Stagecoach Road, Redwood City. Hiking, horseback trails, picnic sites, barbecue pits, restrooms. Noted for spring displays of California native wildflowers. No dogs, bikes or smoking. Open 8 a.m. to posted seasonal hours. size: 467 acres. Call 650-368-6283.
El Camino Park
100 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Palo Alto's oldest park, first opened in 1914. Open fields for soccer, lighted softball diamond with bleachers. Restrooms and parking lot. size: 12.2 acres.
El Palo Alto Park
117 Palo Alto Ave., Palo Alto. Home of the tree El Palo Alto, the city's namesake, estimated to be more than 1,000 years old. Lighted pedestrian/bike pathway. size: 0.5 acres.
Eleanor Pardee Park
851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Community activist Emily Pardee deeded this land to the city in 1920 in memory of her daughter, Eleanor, who died of typhoid as a young girl. Park features large grassy areas and shade trees. Picnic tables, barbecues, jogging path, a multi-use concrete bowl, community vegetable gardens, Palo Alto Demonstration Garden. The park has a toddler playground area with bucket swings and climbing structures. size: 9.6 acres.
215 Bay Road, Menlo Park. Famous for its large native oak and bay trees, Flood Park is a 21-acre retreat located in the midst of urban development. Park users have access to areas for drop-in picnicking activities, as well as more active activities such as softball, tennis, horse shoes, volleyball and petanque. There is often a high demand in the summer months by local teams for the baseball field located in the eastern portion of the park. Summer 8 a.m.-sundown; after Oct. 1, park closes earlier. No pets. Vehicle entry fees are charged at the gate house. size: 21 acres. Call 650-363-4022; group reservations call 650-363-4021.
(See Open Space areas.)
Santa Cruz Ave. and University Drive, Menlo Park. Benches, lighted walkways, grassy spot for a downtown picnic lunch. Home to the Summer Concert Series. size: .38 acre.
Marich Way and Solana Court, Mtn. View. Children's playground, passive areas and a picnic area. size: .5 acre.
Graham Sports Complex
1175 Castro St., Mtn. View. Track and football/soccer fields, baseball/softball field, basketball and volleyball courts, restroom facility. size: 6 acres.
1098 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. Named for sea captain John Lucas Greer. A neighborhood park with many large, grassy areas. Playgrounds, five soccer fields, three softball fields, one Little League diamond, picnic area with barbecues, basketball court, restrooms, small dog run, skateboard bowl and toddler playground. size: 22 acres.
Henry W. Seale Park
3100 Stockton Place, Palo Alto. Named in 1968 for Henry Seale, a California rancher in the late 19th century. ChildrenŐs playground, circular sand pit with concrete turtles, basketball hoop, shaded picnic areas, benches and a pathway. size: 4.3 acres.
300 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. ChildrenŐs playground (a cooperative effort between the city of Palo Alto and Friends of Heritage Park; features include a train, a dolphin, a climbing rock and a personalized wall); picnic tables (one handicap accessible); benches. A sentinel redwood tree stands out as the focus point in the center of the park. Dedicated: 2006. size: 2 acres. Call 650-463-4900 for picnic reservation.
150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Garden setting with indoor and outdoor facilities, including a main house, Jennings Pavilion, carriage house and water tower, tennis center, walking path, playground and playschool. size: 22 acres. Call 650-752-0534.
2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Named for the 31st U.S. president and Stanford graduate Herbert Hoover. The park includes open grassy areas, two childrenŐs playgrounds, fenced youth baseball field with bleachers, two tennis courts, backboard, handball court, picnic area, benches, multi-purpose concrete bowl with two basketball hoops, pathway around park, fenced dog run and restrooms. size: 4.2 acres.
Hopkins Creekside Park
Palo Alto Ave. from Emerson to Marlowe St., Palo Alto. A mile-long strip of land that meanders along the creek and is never wider than 200 feet, the park honors Palo Alto's founder, Timothy Hopkins. Three open grassy areas with benches and tables. size: 12.4 acres.
Huddart County Park
1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Hiking and horse trails, picnic tables, barbecues, grass lawn areas, archery range (maintained by King's Mountain Archery Club), group camping areas, restrooms. Also accessible through Huddart Park are trails in the Phleger Estate for hiking, wildlife, oakwood and redwood forest. Pets not permitted in San Mateo County parks. No bicycles allowed on trails. Vehicle entry fee charged at gatehouse. size: 973 acres. Call 650-363-4021 for reservations; 650-851-1210.
Huff School Park
253 Martens Ave., Mtn. View. ChildrenŐs playground, baseball/soccer fields, passive areas (not open to the public during school hours 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). size: 5.1 acres.
Jack W. Lyle Park
Middle Ave. and Fremont St., Menlo Park. Originally known as Los Amigos Park and part of the old Fremont Elementary School, Lyle Park is named in memory of the only active police officer killed while on duty in Menlo Park. Features walking path with benches, an open playing field, half court basketball and playgrounds. Located adjacent to the Rosener House in a residential neighborhood. size: 4.55 acres.
Jackson St. and Stierlin Road , Mtn. View. Children's playground, passive areas and a picnic area. size: .84 acre.
Everett Ave. between Kipling and Waverley St., Palo Alto. Created in the late 1980s, and named for Edith Johnson, the park features many shaded, grassy tree areas. Basketball hoop, toddler playground with sand and water play equipment, wide concrete slide and wooden climbing structures, volleyball pit, picnic areas and community garden. size: 2.5 acres.
Juana Briones Park
609 Maybell Ave., Palo Alto. This park was named for Juana Briones, daughter of Spanish parents who came to Alta California in the late 18th century. Picnic areas, a large bridge, toddler play equipment with a train station, basketball court and a large lawn. size: 4.1 acres.
Waverley St. at Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Named for Mary Kellogg Crittendon, the wife of Palo Alto founder Timothy Hopkins. size: 0.2 acres.
100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Part of the Onetta Harris Community Center complex, Kelly Park includes a soccer field, baseball diamond, basketball court, picnic area and restrooms. Adjacent to senior center, swimming pool, youth center, community center and Belle Haven Health Clinic. size: 8.3 acres. Call 650-330-2200.
Ortega Ave. and California St. , Mtn. View. Basketball court, children's playground, passive areas and a picnic area. size: 1 acre.
Dana St. and Calderon Ave., Mtn. View. Basketball court, children's playground, soccer/football field, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, outdoor volleyball court and trail access. size: 10 acres.
202 University Ave., Palo Alto. The plaza was originally built by banker Bart Lytton in the 1960s to hold private art displays and fairs. Recently renovated, the plaza includes a fountain, moveable and stationary tables and chairs, benches, semicircular bike racks and public art (Digital DNA by Adriana Varella and her husband Nilton Malz). This is one of Palo Alto's designated free speech areas. size: 0.2 acres.
Magnolia Lane and Whisman Station Drive, Mtn. View. Children's playground, passive areas and a picnic area. size: 1.1 acres.
east side of Mariposa Avenue, between Villa and California streets, Mtn. View. Mini-park with a butterfly garden, walking paths, a playground, park benches, a children's water and sand play area, and a rose garden. size: .6 acre.
Ivy Drive and Market Place, Menlo Park. Located across from the Boys and Girls Club, Marketplace Park is Menlo Park's newest park. The park was renovated as part of the Belle Haven neighborhood improvement program. Features park lighting, playground, grassy area and paved walkways. size: 1 acre.
2300 Wellesley St., Palo Alto. This park wraps around the College Terrace branch library. Small lawn area with benches, library and child care center. size: 1.1 acres.
Miramonte Ave. and Park Drive, Mtn. View. Baseball field, softball field and restrooms. size: 5 acres.
513 Bush St., Mtn. View. Children's play equipment, passive area and picnic area in mini-park. size: .6 acre.
600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Named for J. Pearce Mitchell, who served on the Palo Alto City Council for 31 years. The park includes seven lighted tennis courts, two paddle-tennis courts, four handball courts, horseshoe pits, jogging/walking trail, picnic areas with barbecues, multi-use concrete bowl, toddler playgrounds, children's water park, fenced dog run, public art (Arch Cradle, Push, After the Fire) and restrooms. Reservation policy enforced. Group sites restricted to Palo Alto residents or groups sponsored through a Palo Alto organization. Rental fees vary depending on group size and requested area. size: 21.4 acres. Call picnic reservations: 650-463-4900.
4305 Miller Ave., Palo Alto. Named for property owner L.G. Monroe, this park is split between the cities of Mountain View and Palo Alto. The small retreat includes a mounded grassy area, path, toddler play area with sand and swings. size: 0.55 acres.
Monta Loma Park
Thompson Ave. and Laura Lane, Mtn. View. Baseball field, basketball court, children's playground, passive areas, picnic area and restrooms. size: 7 acres.
Mountain View parks and trails
Mountain View parks are open from 6 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset. No alcohol permitted in parks. Dogs must be on leash in public areas. Dog owners may train a dog off leash in designated areas of parks by permit only. Permits are available through recreation. Call 650-903-6326.
Mountain View Sports Pavilion
1185 Castro St., Mtn. View. Basketball court, gymnasium, auxiliary rooms and restrooms. Site is used for many youth and adult sports programs, and is available for rent by teams and leagues Monday-Friday, 5:30 to 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Call 650-903-6405.
800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Named in honor of James J. Nealon. Picnic area, large playground, softball field, lighted tennis courts and off-leash dog area. size: 9 acres.
Palo Alto parks and plazas
Most of Palo Alto's 28 parks are open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise indicated. No alcohol permitted at individual sites. Call 650-496-6962.
1899 Park Blvd., Palo Alto. Named for Alexander Peers, who, along with William Page, owned the Page and Peers Lumber Company in the mid-1800s in the town of Mayfield. Peers served on MayfieldŐs first Board of Trustees and was Mayfield BankŐs first president. Toddler and school-age play equipment, two tennis courts, basketball court, large grassy area, restrooms and picnic facilities. size: 4.7 acres.
1146 Church St., Mtn. View. An attractive, contemplative park space with rolling lawns and large oak trees. Park ringed with paved pathways, benches, floral shrubs, scented plants and a few whimsical sculptures. Located behind the public library, City Hall and Center for the Performing Arts. Site of the first Mountain View Cemetery given to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1861. size: 5 acres.
Pulgas Water Temple
Canada Road between Hwy 92 and Edgewood Road, Redwood City. Parking lot open weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., closed weekends. Weekend access best by bicycle or foot. No pets. No picnicking. Call 650-872-5900.
201 S. Rengstorff Ave. (corner of Crisanto and Rengstorff avenues), Mtn. View. Popular park and location of the Community Center. Barbecue facilities, baseball field, basketball court, skate park, children's playground, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, swimming pool, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball court and restrooms. size: 23 acres.
Farley St. and Central Expressway , Mtn. View. Children's playground, passive areas and a picnic area. size: 1 acre.
777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Rinconada is the second oldest of Palo Alto's parks. The main swimming pool was completed in 1940, a gift from Lucie Stern's daughter, Ruth. The redwood grove in front of the pools was named the Magic Forest in 1971 in memory of school teacher Edith Ellery Patton who took many children to the grove. Community swimming pool, nine tennis courts (six with lights), a cemented multi-purpose bowl and public restrooms. Two large picnic areas with barbecues and multiple playground areas. Open space surrounded by jogging paths. Reservation policy enforced. Group sites restricted to Palo Alto residents or groups sponsored through a Palo Alto organization. Rental fees vary depending on group size. size: 19 acres.
San Veron Park
San Veron Ave. and Middlefield Road , Mtn. View. Basketball court, children's playground, passive areas, picnic area and outdoor volleyball court. size: 2.08 acres.
Sarah Wallis Park
202 Ash St., Palo Alto. The park is on the same land where suffragette Sarah Wallis lived in the late 19th century. Grass area with benches, public art (Tangents to L) and a short path, is a couple of blocks south of the California Avenue shopping district. size: 0.3 acres.
Scott Street Mini Park
911 Scott St., Palo Alto. The street and mini-park were named after author and poet Sir Walter Scott. Circular basketball court, toddler play equipment with swings and spring animals and benches. size: 0.4 acres.
Seminary Oaks Park
Santa Monica Ave. near Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Originally a part of St. Patrick's Seminary, Seminary Oaks Park is located adjacent to the Vintage Oaks neighborhood. Includes open play field, a relaxing serenity rock garden, walking trails and playgrounds. size: 3.5 acres.
Sharon Hills Park
West of Alameda de las Pulgas on Valparaiso Ave., Menlo Park. A beautifully landscaped walkway, scenic views and serene surroundings. Benches and walking paths. size: 1.5 acres.
Sharon Park Drive & Monte Rosa Drive, Menlo Park. Lake, paved pathways, benches, shaded gazebo, grass area, playground, natural wooded area. size: 9.8 acres.
Shoreline at Mountain View Park
3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View. Features 50-acre sailing lake and center, 18-hole golf course (see Golfing) and seven miles of trails. Trails link with Palo Alto Baylands. Popular birding locale and in-line skating spot. Shoreline Aquatic Center rents sailboats and windsurf boards as well as paddle boats and kayaks (see Sailing and Sailboarding). Shoreline Park is also home to Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., which is open to the public on Tue, Wed and Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for docent-led tours. Built in 1867 by one of Mountain View's pioneers, Henry Rengstorff, the house is available for rental (indoor capacity: 60; with outdoors area: 125). Park offices are in the upstairs of the house. Michael's at Shoreline and the Lakeside Cafe are also located within the park. size: 750 acres. Call 650-903-6392; boat rental 650-965-7474; Rengstorff House reservations 650-903-6088; golf course, 650-903-4653.
Sierra Vista Park
Sierra Vista Ave. & Plymouth St., Mtn. View. ChildrenŐs playground, picnic area and passive areas. size: .8 acres.
Slater School Park
325 Gladys Ave., Mtn. View. Children's playground and soccer/softball field. size: 3.6 acres.
Springer School Park
Rose Ave. west of Springer Road, Mtn. View. ChildrenŐs playground, soccer field (not open to the public during school hours 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). size: 3.25 acres.
Stanford Hills Park
Sand Hill Road at Branner Drive , Menlo Park. Open space for picnics, sunbathing, kite flying, roller skating and a quiet stroll. Features benches, walkways, large grassy space and parking areas. Located near SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. size: 3.1 acres.
Stanford Palo Alto Community Playing Fields
2700 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Two regulation-size, synthetic turf soccer fields, complete with night lighting, restrooms, snack facility and seating area. Art piece at the corner of the park is a sculpture by San Francisco artist Fletcher Benton and is part of Palo AltoŐs public art collection. size: 5.9 acres.
San Luis Ave. and San Pierre Way, Mtn. View. Basketball court, children's playground, soccer/football field, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, tennis courts and restrooms. size: 12 acres. Call Park services 650-903-6331.
Sylvan Ave. and DeVoto St., Mtn. View. Barbecue facilities, children's playground, horseshoe area, passive areas, picnic area, tennis courts and restrooms. size: 9 acres.
655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Named for Stanford psychologist Lewis M. Terman who studied gifted children. Softball diamond, two tennis courts, two soccer fields and four basketball courts. Also walking and biking path at the back of the park. size: 7.7 acres.
Middlefield Road and Independence Drive, Mtn. View. Children's playground, passive areas and a picnic area. size: .68 acre.
Santa Cruz Ave. at Elder Ave., Menlo Park. Located next to Hillview School, Tinkers Park features a fenced-in child's playground, picnic area with benches and tennis courts. size: 0.54 acres.
Duke Way and Jefferson Drive, Mtn. View. Basketball court, children's playground, passive areas and a picnic area. size: .45 acre.
2298 Dartmouth St., Palo Alto. Frederick Weisshaar served as a school trustee in Mayfield and was its first town treasurer. Two tennis courts, open grassy field with benches and picnic table. size: 1.1 acres.
2100 Dartmouth St., Palo Alto. Named for an English stonemason who came to Mayfield in 1884 and helped build Stanford University. William Werry became postmaster in his later career. Large open lawn area and a toddler play area, with sand, swings and climbing structure. size: 1.1 acres. Call 650-496-6962.
Easy St. and Middlefield Road, Mtn. View. Barbecue facilities, basketball court, children's playground, soccer/football field, passive areas, picnic area, softball field, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball court, trail access and restrooms. size: 12 acres.
Willow Oaks Park
Willow Road and Coleman Ave., Menlo Park. Located adjacent to the Willow Oaks Elementary School, the park provides a convenient location for weekend soccer matches or an afternoon tennis game as well as a comfortable meeting spot for neighborhood residents. Features lighted tennis courts, field, open space, playground, off-leash dog area and public art. size: 2.6 acres.
Wunderlich County Park
4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. This area was once the ranch of the Folger family and was donated to the County by Martin Wunderlich. Two miles southwest of the town of Woodside, this park offers miles of trails through redwood forests and madrone-covered hillsides for both hiking and horseback riding. Dogs are not permitted. size: 942 acres. Call 650-851-1210.
Parks (further information)
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation
215 Bay Road, Menlo Park. Committed to conserving and improving quality of county parks. Foundation seeks tax-deductible donations of money and stock to help county parks. Call 650-321-5812.
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation office
555 County Center, 5th Floor, Redwood City. There are 17 parks with a variety of group and individual picnic sights, trails and other amenities. Call 650-363-4020; for reservations 650-363-4021.
Trail Center, The
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Nonprofit organization that hosts a website with guides, maps and other trail-related information. Publishes a newsletter as well as a calendar of outdoor events sponsored by a variety of organizations, for a diversity of trail users.Organization also organizes trail building and repair events. Call 650-968-7065.