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San Mateo County Memorial Park

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San Mateo County Memorial Park

San Mateo County's Memorial Park is located in Loma Mar and is operated by the San Mateo County Department of Parks. The park encompasses 499 acres (2.02 km2), and includes old-growth redwood trees, eight miles (13 km) of hiking trails, camping areas, picnic facilities, a visitor center, a camp store, a creek swimming area, and campfire programs. Pescadero Creek, which provides winter habitat for steelhead trout, runs through the park. Bloomquist, Hoffman, McCormick, and Peterson Creeks join Pescadero Creek within the park boundaries.

The county acquired most of the land for the park by 1924. The park was initially established during the Depression as a camp for workers of the Works Project Administration, during which many of the existing facilities were built. The park's name commemorates the men of San Mateo County who died in World War I.

External links

  • Official park website
  • Map of park itself

Coordinates: 37°16′40″N 122°17′40″W / 37.27778°N 122.29444°W / 37.27778; -122.29444

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