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All 23 San Mateo County Parks Now Closed

The final 17 open parks were closed on Friday following a surge in visitors
By - posted 3/28/2020 No Comment

San Mateo County Parks Closes All Parks To Slow The Spread Of Covid-19

San Mateo County Parks closed all parks at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, to slow the spread of COVID-19. County parks will remain closed until further notice.

The decision comes following a surge in visitors last weekend and observations of park and trail use during the past several weeks. San Mateo County Parks manages 23 parks and was keeping 17 open as of this week.

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Data and park ranger observations informed the department’s decision. During the past 11 days, park staff observed many visitors ignoring the Shelter In Place Order by driving to parks, congregating in groups and not maintaining six-feet of social distancing.

Parks staff will lock entrance gates and parking lots and post “Park Closed” signs at park and trail entrances. Park staff will continue to patrol parks during the closure.

Other Service Closures

  • All reservations are canceled through April 12 and no reservations will be accepted from now through April 12. The reservations phone line at (650) 363-4020 will be available Monday through Thursday to leave messages regarding reservations and cancellations. During this period, park staff will monitor email and phone messages and respond as appropriate in a timely manner.
  • All events are canceled. This includes Bicycle Sunday.
  • The Parks main office in Redwood City is closed.
  • The Parks Commission Meeting scheduled for April 2 has been canceled.