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Central Park

50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4107
+1 650-522-7440
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spring summer autumn or winter, anytime is wonderful for a visit

visiting during any season is a treat. the colors and scents of flowers in bloom. the turning of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dmc50
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Brookings, Oregon
Gorgeous place to visit

I stumbled across Central Park while visiting the japanese gardends. It was truly peaceful and made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin P
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Vienna, Virginia
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  • Very good52%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“tennis courts” (12 reviews)
“rose garden” (10 reviews)
“ball field” (4 reviews)
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50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4107
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+1 650-522-7440
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visiting during any season is a treat. the colors and scents of flowers in bloom. the turning of the leaves. the smell after a rain. we love strolling the park and sitting at one of the benches near the gazebo in the rose garden. so...More

Thank dmc50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled across Central Park while visiting the japanese gardends. It was truly peaceful and made me want to just down and ponder about how things could be worse. If you visit the park just take a moment to relax. Life is truly to short....More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Sporting a good playgound for the youngsters, a tiny train dating from the 1950's, tennis courts and generous grounds, SM Park is a great place to enjoy. But don't stop there! Visit the darling Japanese garden, marvel at the Rose Garden and pick up plants...More

Thank AMSTORM
Reviewed 25 May 2017

On the edge of downtown San Mateo, a nice, walkable park with a ball field, space for outdoor music concerts and a garden!

Thank Radiant360
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Go there every now and then.love the greenery.kids area is good too. In summer they have shows. I like the tennis courts there. Decent parking underground. Perfect downtown location. Japanese tea garden is small but nice( open till 4 pm only).

Thank puja s
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

One day is not enough to experience Central Park. One has to keep coming back and be in it for different days and various reasons. Cant wait to return!

Thank jerseyjean25
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Lovely park downtown,close to everything. Nice rose garden and Japanese garden, and well maintained.

Thank 711wanderer711
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This park is big and needs update for playground. To much sand . I don't knows how often is being clean. Lot of people coming with dogs. Need more new equipment for small kids. I go to that park often because and like the Japan's...More

Thank Majka311
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I love walking around the park at different hours and to see the various groups... team soccer or volleyball on the grass, ice skating in the winter, adult softball leagues in the evening... and when Pokemon Go was big last year, there were so many...More

Thank Mjchand
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The park is a family-friendly place to relax in San Mateo any time, but the Japanese Tea Garden, open 11-4, is a gem. It is very well designed, well manicured, and traditional. The koi are old and numerous and there are many other features.

Thank Walter S
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t_chin415
20 July 2016|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
During the week they are not. However, they typically are busy on weekends, particularly on Sundays. You may want to check with the San Mateo Park and Recreation Department. Many of the city's picnic areas can be reserved in... More
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