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San Mateo City Parks and Recreation Department


San Mateo City Parks and Recreation Department

Offers recreational and social activities to persons of all ages.


Provides activities that promote active and healthy lifestyles, creative outlets, child and youth development, lifelong learning, and community gatherings. A wide array of programs for all ages are provided, including sports leagues, sports skill instruction, gymnastics, group fitness, swimming, child care, summer camps, early childhood education, music, drama, dance, arts and crafts, travel, personal development, cooking, computer and language education and more. In addition, specific social services are provided for aging population, including information and referral, transportation, shopping assistance, lunch programs and others. Six community centers, two swimming pools, 19 group picnic areas, bocce ball courts, and numerous ballfields and tennis courts are available for use and may be reserved.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block of all facilities.
1900 O'Farrell, Suite 140, San Mateo, CA 94403 37.5484187 -122.3151646 Parks

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



Vary, higher for non-residents for some programs. Fee assistance available for San Mateo city residents. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.


None, but San Mateo City residents have priority for some services

How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by phone, mail or fax. Course registration is available via Internet to established customers at

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County