About Beresford Park
A park with something for everyone – lighted tennis courts, bocce ball courts, ballfields, a skate park, enUnavailable playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic areas – including a large sheltered area. The park is also home to the city’s only Community Garden as well as the San Mateo Garden Center.
About Bayside/Joinville Park
This beautiful community park supports many kinds of uses and sits at the mouth of the Marina Lagoon and is within walking distance of Seal Point Park. Amenities include a playground, ball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, and the Joinville Swim Center - a seasonal outdoor swimming facility.
About Central Park
The city purchased the Kohl Mansion property in 1922 and transformed this 16.3-acre property into the City’s signature park in downtown San Mateo, Central Park.
Central Park is home to many signature community events such as the Central Park Music Series, 4th of July in the Park, Eggstravaganza, and more.
The Central Park Recreation Center offers popular aerobic classes and rentable space for meetings and other functions. Aerobic classes take place in the mornings, and then you can rent the center rooms for all kinds of social events from noon to midnight!
About Harborview Park
Part of the Shoreline park system, Harborview has a ball-field, play areas, 1/2 basketball court, and restrooms in addition to the reservable and drop-in picnic areas. No alcohol allowed.
About Indian Springs Park
This park offers 2 climbing structures (1 for big kids, 1 for little), a small grass field and a small paved oval for jogging and/or tricycles.
There are natural springs that run year-round.
The park is generously forested which creates a woodland environment within an urban setting.
About Martin Luther King Jr. Park
This genuine community park and recreation center is a vital neighborhood resource. It is a central meeting spot for special groups, luncheons, community events, and/or for a variety of athletic opportunities.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is home to a wide range of programs and services available to people of all ages. The center is a great place for a drop-in game of basketball and offers 2 swimming pools for use on hot summer days.
About Ryder Park
Shoreline Parks, which Ryder Park is contained within, consist of a unique blend of parks that offer recreational experiences along the edges of San Francisco Bay.
Ryder Park includes picnic facilities, native history interpretive panels, and an outdoor classroom created by the shell mound gurgles tidal flows from the bay.
You can walk the boardwalk along the Bay Marshes where you can observe wildlife - including the endangered California Clapper Rail.