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Central Park

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Address: 50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4107
Phone Number: (650) 522-7440

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nice place

some concerts at evening make this place open to all including a aquarium I visit on day time kids was playing on the play ground with my grand son

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Luis B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

some concerts at evening make this place open to all including a aquarium I visit on day time kids was playing on the play ground with my grand son

Thank Luis B
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely kept park. A gem in the middle of the city. Nice place for lunc in the middle of the day. I like to take my shoes off and put my feet in the grass or have a few friends get together and grab an accustic gutiar and sing and hang out together. Beautiful. A place of refuge and relaxation... More 

Thank JeninCalifornia541
San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is in the middle of busy, downtown San Mateo but it is a very peaceful place to relax. There are many nice large lawn areas to hang out or have a picnic. They also have japanese teagardens and a softball field too! Very nice place to hang out or see concerts in the park on friday night!

Thank brentsf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Central Park in San Mateo is well kept. There is a huge play area for the kids, tennis courts for the adults, places to walk. Japanese garden. Nice location, but yet very close to the downtown San Mateo shops

Thank mejosp
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Your average park, nothing more, nothing less. Noting really spectacular or different there, though it has a Japanese Garden (reviewed separately) and a small Rose Garden. When I visited, there were a number of artists painting pictures, families enjoying a barbeque and lots of dog walkers. Certainly not worth going out of your way to visit - but fine if... More 

Thank chiangmaicharlies
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I remember going to Central Park as a youngster and over all of these years it has maintained its beauty. Large park with a Japanese Garden in the middle. Great place to take your family for a picnic.

Thank Ken J
San Mateo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My family, friends, dogs have all been coming to Central Park in San Mateo for the last 30 years. I love that there are always children and families around. It's a green jewel in the middle of San Mateo. The Japanese garden is an unexpected oasis.

Thank LEJacoby
Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Like going back in time. Great park, kids, trees, grass, swings. Historic park, like old San Mateo world. You will like it. Go there. Take a picnic basket. Nice. Yes, nice. Like very nice. okay ??

Thank HotelCaliforniaDays
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This was a wonderful place to go and hang out. I went there on a picnic with my boyfriend but noticed people of all ages in all varying social situations there. There were birthday parties, baby showers, dates, group hangouts, and thrown together sports games. We watched the thrown together volleyball game for a bit and watched the little train... More 

Thank Samantha C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Central Park is such a pretty spot in San Mateo. There are all sorts of fields for sports and the greenery is lovely. Great spot to take a book or a picnic... or your dogs!

Thank KCW25

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