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Memorial Park Camping in San Mateo County

When is the last time you went camping?  Well, San Mateo County’s very own Memorial Park is a great place!  Growing up in the Bay Area, Memorial Park was always a fun park for picnics, camping and hiking!  What’s nice is it less than a half an hour drive from downtown San Mateo!

Memorial Park is open year-round for camping, picnicking and youth group activities.

There’s a humbling feeling when you’re in the presence of redwoods. A gentle peace envelopes you like a fog that drifts in. This peace is found every day at Memorial Park. Its 499 acres provides an opportunity to view outstanding old-growth redwoods and has picnic facilities, a visitor center, a camp store, a creek swimming area, and campfire programs. The park is known for its family camping areas and the Tan Oak and Mt. Ellen Nature Trails.

All programs and facilities may not be available, and are subject to change. Please call the park at (650) 879-0238.


Timber surrounding this area was logged in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, both for redwood lumber and the bark of the tan oak tree. In fact, four small sawmill sites are either on or adjacent to the present park boundaries. Fortunately, many of the areas in the park were saved from the logger’s saws and were eventually acquired by the County in 1924. The park was memorialized for for the men of San Mateo County who died in the First World War.

The Depression brought many to the area when Memorial Park was established as a project camp for the Work Projects Administration created by President Roosevelt. Many of the existing restrooms, roadways and picnic sites are the result of their efforts.

Have a wonderful summer!

-The Futon Man

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-The Futon Man

Don’t let the time change get you down! Spring is nature’s way of saying “let’s party!”f

Here is the rundown for Saint Patrick’s Day Party’s Thursday, March 17th in San Mateo!

O’Neill’s Irish Pub

34 S B St

San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 347-1544

O’Neill’s will open at 6am on Paddy’s Day.  There will be great music and fun all day.  Also there will be some great corn beef and cabbage served in the beer Garden.  Awesome all day party!  I went last year and it was packed!  The whole back patio was closed off for the beer garden with live dance music inside!!

McGovern’s Bar

215 E 4th Ave

San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 375-8435

McGovern’s opens at Noon with an authentic bag pipe playing at 7:30pm.  Corned beef and cabbage will be served late night!  I have been dropping by this bar on Paddy’s day for years! Always a fun party to run into old friends!!

Route 92

2128 S El Camino Real

San Mateo, CA 94403(

650) 312-1587

The Route is having their 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party!  They have a huge free spread of corned beef with all the fixings going on all day as well as drink specials all night! If your hungry, like darts or shake dice check it out!  Opens at 6AM for you early boozers!!

Moon’s Family Sports Pub

215 S B St

San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 348-6666

Moon’s does a beautiful complete corned beef meal for $7.99! If your hungry and want the best corned beef in town?  Moon’s is the place. They Open at 11:30AM and have drink specials running all day long!

I hope everyone has a

Safe and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

-The Futon Man

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