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Redwood City Now Accepting Picnic Reservations at Designated Parks

Redwood City, CA -  August 3, 2004 - Up until now, park visitors sometimes had difficulty ensuring that a picnic table was available at one of Redwood City’s more popular parks. Sometimes, park-goers would even get up before the crack of dawn to run out to their favorite park and sit on a table to reserve the spot. Others would take a chance, and keep their fingers crossed hoping for an available picnic table to accommodate a dozen friends for a fun day in the park. Those difficulties are over as Redwood City is now accepting picnic reservations.

Eight beautiful Redwood City parks have picnic tables available to reserve until October 31st of this year, and beginning again in March of 2005 (March 1st to October 31st is the Parks Department’s designated picnic season). The parks where picnic reservations may be made are: Red Morton, Stulsaft, Stafford, Mezes, Spinas, Hoover, Marlin, and Shorebird. All of these City parks have bathrooms, tables, and other great park amenities to ensure a wonderful picnic with family and friends.

It only costs $10 to reserve a picnic table (non-residents pay an additional $10 fee), and reservation requests may be made by calling 780-7327 or by sending an e-mail to For more information on the great variety of Redwood City parks and their amenities, please visit

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. In addition, Redwood City Parks provides the facilities for social, educational, and cultural activities at the Fair Oaks Community Center, which offers information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at

Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.


Chris Beth
Recreation Superintendent
(650) 780-7253




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