The San Mateo County Parks Foundation inspires people to care for, learn about and enjoy our parks.
Unlike neighboring counties, San Mateo County does not have a dedicated funding source to provide for county park improvements and outdoor recreational programming. So, in 1998, the San Mateo County Parks Foundation was established to provide additional financial support for the recreational, environmental, and educational programs and projects of the San Mateo County Department of Parks.
In partnership with the San Mateo County Department of Parks, the Foundation raises funds to support projects, programs and volunteers that benefit the parks and park visitors. We are committed to conserving and improving the quality of our county parks for current and future generations to enjoy.