Parklife! Get to know Parkside Aquatic Park

Parks abound in San Mateo County and we ‘re featuring a few around town to get you started enjoying new outdoors jaunts. Just a short 2 miles from your home at Bay Meadows, you’ll find Parkside Aquatic Park.  Bordered by the Marina Lagoon and the site of the City’s only boating launch ramp, it’s a great place to have some summertime fun.

Boasting a wide variety of aquatic activities, Parkside Aquatic Park is open year round from sunrise to sundown with the Harbor Patrol Office and Boating Concessions open seasonally from Memorial Day through September. This is the perfect little park to enjoy a dip in the water. There is an area marked where you can go splash around or swim. There is a small play structure (best for little kiddos) that is surrounded by sand. We enjoying going to this park because it’s like having your own beach day without driving to the coast. – Michelle L.

When you and your family pay a visit, you will find the following amenities at this popular destination:

    • Roped-off swim area
    • Beach and park area
    • Playground apparatus
    • Boat launch
    • Bathroom facilities

Quiet, peaceful, beautiful park by the water, best kept secret in San Mateo. – Irmalris V.

Always loved this place ever since I was young. Looks small now since I’m older but its ok because my daughter loves this place too now. Drive down here from SF just for the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. – Nelly L.

So grab the kids, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy some summertime fun along the San Mateo waterfront.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no lifeguard at Parkside Aquatic Park so be sure to monitor your children carefully.


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