Great News – Park has Reopened

As of Thursday, September 3, San Pedro Valley Park has re-opened!  The County’s Parks Department issued the following notice:

Parks, Trails & Drop-in Picnic Sites Re-open After CZU Fire


After a complete closure due to the CZU Lightning Complex fire, San Mateo County Parks have returned to Phase II of the COVID-19 park management plan, which includes reopening of more parks, trails, drop-in picnic sites, parking lots and restrooms. Fourteen of the County’s 23 parks are now open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

Drop-in picnic sites are open for use by single households only. For your wellbeing and to guard against the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you:

  • Bring a reusable table covering for picnic tables
  • Bring and use hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes
  • Don’t use any areas that are closed or barricaded to support social distancing
  • Clean-up when you’re done—dispose of waste in receptacles or take garbage with you and dispose of at home.
  • Clean the barbecue area if used

In keeping with current San Mateo County Health Orders and state guidelines, group gatherings are not allowed at or around drop-in picnic areas. Multiple drop-in picnic sites cannot be occupied by multiple households to form a group picnic gathering.

Playgrounds, reservation picnic areas, and visitor centers remain closed. Because of the prohibition on group activities, all department and park partner events remain canceled through September or until Health Orders are revised that would allow these activities. No barbeques will be allowed on Spare The Air Days.