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San Mateo Central Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401, USA


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About San Mateo Central Park

This is the first public park in San Mateo. It comprises of 16.5 acre and there are so many things to see and do.

Attractions Near San Mateo Central Park

Seal Point Park
Seal Point Park2.32km from San Mateo Central Park

A beautiful park, which offers beautiful view of the ocean and also there are so many things to see and do. It includes a multitude of pathways for walking, cycling, bird watching and a 3-acre dog park. You can walk the boardwalk along the Bay Marshes where you can observe wildlife - including the endangered California Clapper Rail.

Coyote Point Recreation Area
Coyote Point Recreation Area2.88km from San Mateo Central Park

Coyote Point is a regional recreation area that provides a wide variety of opportunities: picnicking, swimming, windsurfing, bicycling, jogging, fishing, boating, and sailing. Facilities within the park include a large playground, the CuriOdyssey junior museum, a sandy bathing beach, a marina and yacht club, hiking trails, and picnic areas. In addition, the San Mateo County Sheriff's office has a shooting range on-site for training of law enforcement.

CuriOdyssey3.25km from San Mateo Central Park

CuriOdyssey is a science playground and zoo in San Mateo where families see wild animals up-close and real scientific phenomena in kid-friendly exhibits. it is home to nearly 100 rescued animals, most native to California, that cannot survive in the wild. CuriOdyssey's custom-designed exhibits are a science playground where kids play with scientific phenomena, including physical forces, perceptions, and reflections, patterns in nature and backyard science.

San Francisco Bay Trail
San Francisco Bay Trail3.59km from San Mateo Central Park

The San Francisco Bay Trail is a bicycle and pedestrian trail that when finished will allow continuous travel around the shoreline of San Francisco Bay.It offers spectacular wildlife viewing and improves public awareness and respect for the bay.

Laurelwood Park
Laurelwood Park3.95km from San Mateo Central Park

This beautiful park, which is adjacent to Sugarloaf Mountain, has serene walking areas and a playground as well as trails leading into Sugarloaf Mountain.The park was acquired in 1923. The wedge-shaped park underwent a major renovation in 2021.

Leo J. Ryan Park
Leo J. Ryan Park4.73km from San Mateo Central Park

Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park offers 20 acres of lawn areas, lagoon access, a gazebo on the lagoon, and restroom facilities. The park is situated on 20 acres which overlook Foster City's lagoon. The park houses the William E. Walker Recreation Center, and includes a waterfront, outdoor amphitheatre, sailboat tie-up facilities, boardwalk, lawn areas, and a gazebo on the lake.

Where is San Mateo Central Park

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San Mateo County
San Mateo County
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just south of San Francisco and home to the world-renowned Mavericks surfing competition. The county seat is Redwood City. he county's built-up areas are mostly suburban with some areas being very urban, and are home to several corporate campuses.