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Severe weather forces closure of San Mateo County parks

Ongoing flooding and mudslides have created a public safety issue at local parks

San Mateo County has closed a number of the region's parks and trails to deal with the aftermath of recent weather events.

The county is reporting ongoing flooding, mudslides, downed trees and washed out and debris-covered roads. 

Although the forecast for rain has diminished, the impact of ongoing rain has over-saturated the ground in most parks. Downed trees have causing additional damage to park facilities, as well as with road and trail failures. These conditions can present hazards to anyone in the area.

Park crews have been working diligently throughout the week to repair storm damage. 



The following parks remain closed:

  • Cowell-Purisima Trail
  • San Andreas Segment, CSRT (partial: see map)
  • Devil's Slide Trail
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  • Huddart Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Ralston Bike Trail
  • Sawyer Camp Trail, CSRT
  • Woodside Store
  • Wunderlich Park
  • Quarry Park
  • Coyote Point (Closed: Beach, Upper parking, Knoll, Eucalyptus, Captains House)

The following parks have reopened:

  • Edgewood
  • Flood Park
  • Friendship Park
  • Junipero Serra Park
  • Loma Mar Redwoods
  • Moss Beach Park
  • Pescadero
  • Pillar Point Bluff
  • Sam McDonald
  • San Bruno Mountain Park
  • San Andreas Segment (partial, see map)
  • Mirada Surf
  • San Pedro Valley Park
  • Sanchez Adobe
  • Coyote Point (Open: Magic Mt, Promenade, Marina Open)

Additional areas or parks may close if conditions change or further damage assessments are required.

To report downed trees, washed out areas, and other storm damage, leave a message at (650) 363-4020 or send an email to Staff will not be able to return your call unless they need further information.

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