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San Mateo Central Park

50 East 5th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401

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Description

Central Park is one of the gems of the city of San Mateo. It is a beautiful downtown park that is heavily used by so many community members. Between its great play areas, Japanese Tea Garden, beautiful rose gardens with wedding gazebo, baseball diamond complete with grandstand seating, and rustic group picnic area, the park truly has something to offer for everyone. Oh, and I almost forgot the wonderful children's train!

There are many old shade trees, especially over two of the play areas, so it never gets too hot. But if you just want to hang out and throw a Frisbee there are also several open grass areas. The parking lot is kind of confusing; it is located under the three tennis courts.

The play areas are unique. One play area has the old style bar and hanging structures and is in sand. There is a separate area for the swings and it, too, has sand. The tot area has tanbark and one slide and two structures. Finally, the play structure for the older kids is huge and in tanbark. The kids must truly feel that they can escape from their parents on that one.

The children's train costs $1.50 to ride and is open Mar 2-Oct 31- weekends from 11-3, Jun 15- Aug 15- Mon-Fri from10:30-12, and Nov 1- Mar 1- weekends from 11-1 pm. To be quite honest it is rinky-dink, but it goes fast and puts a smile on every rider's face.

Park Features

  • Bathrooms - Yes
  • Climbing Wall - No
  • Parking Lot - Yes
  • Rec Center - Yes
  • Sand - Yes
  • Skateboard Area - No
  • Slides - 4
  • Swings (Big kid) - 3
  • Swings (Tot) - 4
  • Tire Swing - No
  • Water Play - No
  • Zip Line - No
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