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Central Park

50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4107
+1 650-522-7440
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The Central Park Experience

Central Park has something for everyone. Playground for the kiddos, a beautiful rose garden with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
M T
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San Mateo, California
Magnificent trees ..

I ride my bike to work and pass by the park to capture its beauty. Summer time concerts, the... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Msmaddy S
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50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Central Park has something for everyone. Playground for the kiddos, a beautiful rose garden with benches and The Japanese Tea Garden. Great place to sit and have lunch or just sit for a spell.

Thank M T
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I ride my bike to work and pass by the park to capture its beauty. Summer time concerts, the botanical garden (they also sell plants) The Taichi seniors in the morning - with the planting music from the Orient, what’s not to like!

Thank Msmaddy S
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Clean and safe in downtown San Mateo. Baseball, tennis, and Japanese tea garden among other recreation ares and activities.

Thank Z4545MTlouisb
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Not to be overly hyperbolic, but this is a great little jewel of the city. There is a very pretty small rose garden, a WONDERFUL Japanese Garden, nice picnic areas, a train, great play areas for the kids, an ice rink during the holidays.....on and...More

Thank conlopez
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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