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Japanese Tea Garden - The Japanese Garden is beautiful throughout the year. In the late Winter and... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
San Francisco, California
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Peaceful Park in downtown san Mateo!

This Park is two and half blocks from my home, and I enjoy walking there and visiting the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
San Mateo, California
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50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4107
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Japanese Tea Garden - The Japanese Garden is beautiful throughout the year. In the late Winter and early Spring the cherry blossoms are in bloom. The walkways, koi pond, teahouse, pagoda, gazebo, shrine, landscaping & lantern sculptures through the garden makes this place a thrilling...More

Thank Larry-Calif
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This Park is two and half blocks from my home, and I enjoy walking there and visiting the magnificent Rose Garden situated on the 9th Avenue side of the park. The Roses, clearly labelled, have been superb these recent months. The beautifully tended Japanese Garden...More

1  Thank Patsgarden2014
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This close to downtown, great escape in the middle of a work day. A special green area that gives you a Zen feeling as you walk through it. We always feel so relaxed when we leave the park.

1  Thank yvonnebutterfly
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This park is a gem in downtown San Mateo. They host many activities for families and there are baseball fields and a Japanese Garden that is delightful. A lovely city park.

1  Thank IMollyQ
Reviewed 19 February 2018

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 Markesha T
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
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
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
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
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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Response from Msmaddy S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, pardon for the delay response. The playground for children is on El Camino side, pass the concert area.
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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