butterfly and her Dad
Red Morton Picnic Area
main street dog park turf
spinas playground


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Thank you for your cooperation while we all do our best to shelter in place and "flatten the curve" by preventing the spread of the coronavirus. In an effort to lower exposure for our community, we have instituted many changes to our normal operations per the guidelines set by the San Mateo County Health Officer.

For all Park closure info & FAQs, click here.

For a full listing of all Parks, Recreation & Community Services operations, click here.

For all Citywide updates and information, click here.


Redwood City boasts over 30 unique parks from small neighborhood parks that are only a quarter of an acre, to larger multi-use parks that are 40 acres, to Off-leash Dog Parks and a Skate Park. In addition, Redwood City has two outdoor pools that are operated seasonally during the Summer.

The City of Redwood City recently launched a City Satisfaction Survey to rate City services, quality of life, etc. Our parks and programs were praised by the community in the survey results, which included the following data:

  • Redwood City’s parks, recreation facilities, and programs continue to enjoy high scores, with more than 80% of respondents rating them as “excellent” or “good"
  • The current survey results reveal a significant increase in those residents who said that their household had used a City park, recreation facility, or recreation program within the past 12 months (87.8% in 2015 vs. just 58% in 2010).
  • Residents reported high marks for “Sense of Safety in parks”; “Downtown Events”; and “Attractiveness/cleanliness of parks/facilities”
  • Top 5 specific program rankings for what PRCS provides:  Downtown Events; Sports for Youth/Teens; Condition of fields/courts; Summer Youth Camp/Programs; and Attractiveness/Cleanliness of parks and facilities
Come out an enjoy a park today...because PARKS MAKE LIFE BETTER!

Park Locations

We have over 30 parks in Redwood City! Come and visit one of our many unique parks and play areas today! Choose the one closest to home or search by park amenity.

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Picnic Reservations

Picnic Reservations

You don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to reserve some of our most popular picnic areas. We have nine parks that have multiple areas available for rental.

Off-Leash Dog Areas

We even have spaces for your dogs to roam free and socialize. Check out our unique canine offerings!


Phil Shao Memorial Skate Park

Come check out our awesome in-ground skate park that local skaters helped to design. Thrasher Magazine rated our park an 8 out of 10!

Water Play Areas

Five months out of the year you can get wet in five of our park water play areas!

What to do if you spot a Mountain Lion

Sometimes wildlife and humans come into contact. Learn what to do and who to call if you see one of these large cats in your neighborhood or in a park.

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