As the end of summer approaches, what better way to send off the season than sharing a few of our favorite summertime Instagrams that were captured at Bay Meadows and just beyond. Whether growing your own vegetables in a gorgeous community garden with expert guidance, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce, enjoying ping pong and brews, swinging on the front porch or picnicking with family on warm summer nights, there’s no shortage of green space to explore. This is #BayMeadowsLife.
Grilling and Chilling at Bay Meadows Park.
Bay Meadows Park is the perfect spot for an end-of-summer cookout, picnic, soccer game, bike ride, or run with the dog. Our family-friendly neighborhood has lots of open space to enjoy all year long.
Summer Spin on Two Wheels.
Bay Meadows and the surrounding San Mateo area are bike friendly and offer many different paths to ride and sights to see. Plus, Bay Meadows has a convenient bike map that you can download here, so you can decide exactly where to ride. Some resident favorites include the Bay Trail as well as Coyote Point Park, and here’s a handy list of 10 sites within a six-mile bike ride.
Creating Memories at the County Fair.
Hanging out at a County Fair is a bona fide sign that summer has arrived. Just beyond Bay Meadows, San Mateo experienced the first ever Spring Into Summer Parade to kick-off the return of the San Mateo County Fair this year. Carnival cuisine, Ferris Wheels and Cotton Candy dot our IG feeds each year!
Dog Days of Summer.
Four-legged friends are ever present in the park, especially during Twilight Tails, the popular weekly event planned especially for pups and their people at Landing Green Park. Round up your favorite furry pals and let them romp free from 5-6pm Thursdays, as the park turns into an off-leash San Mateo destination at twilight. On “First Thursdays” we welcome neighboring pet vendors to the park for free demos, tricks, talks and treats so you can get to know other Pooch People.
Bocce and Brews at the Bay Meadows Beer Garden.
Care to enjoy a pint of the finest local beer while brushing up on your bocce game? Game on! Fieldwork at Bay Meadows is open, serving up 30 beers on tap and features food made to order by the award winning Comal restaurant.
#ArtInMotion Capture the Magic of Jeppe Hein’s “Mirror Labyrinth NY – for California”
Kids love to scamper around the polished panels that lengthen from 3 to 9 feet high of Hein’s labyrinth sculpture in Bay Meadows’s Town Square. Adults who never met before strike up conversations. Power Instagram users snap selfies and video clips that show a dizzying number of reflections surrounding the photographer.
Play in the Dirt at Persimmon Park.
Gardening is the perfect family activity. Particularly when kids are involved. They’re curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. And that’s exactly what Bay Meadows families who participate in the community garden are discovering. Gardening is a great way to teach loved ones to care for something over time while observing the cycle of life firsthand. Dig in and join us for DIG IT, a monthly gardening class offered to the public.
An ideally located community, Bay Meadows is only 10 minutes from Palo Alto, 20 minutes from San Francisco, and has 3 airports (SFO, OAK, SJC) within 30 miles. Bay Meadows is also located on Caltrain, which makes travel and commutes that much easier. Talk about convenient! Bay Meadows is the centralized place to reduce commutes, meet friends and play.