Giving is the simplest and most effective way to support the work of the Foundation. Make a donation and make a difference.

Like to work outdoors? Want to engage with youth? Have a special talent? All these skills and more are needed to keep our parks and programs accessible to the community. Visit the City of San Mateo VolunteerSource to learn more about volunteer opportunities.


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San Mateo City Parks and Recreation Foundation
330 W. 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

Phone: (650) 522-7400
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Local parks are the building blocks of a healthy and vibrant community.

Studies have confirmed that:

  • Well maintained parks, public medians and street trees enhance property values and encourage the development of social ties that produce stronger, safer neighborhoods
  • Facilitating physical activity opportunities in parks and playgrounds increases fitness levels and reduces obesity rates, especially in children
  • Providing structured programming opportunities for youth in a positive setting can reduce negative behavior and juvenile crime rates
  • Green infrastructure, such as parks and trees positively influence the negative results of climate change by trapping harmful gasses and water pollutants