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“Big park which includes a Japanese garden”
Review of Central Park

Central Park
Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Big park which includes a Japanese garden”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Big park that has lots of play equipment for children, BBQ's and picnic benches for family gatherings, rest rooms, tennis courts, and a beautiful Japanese garden to enjoy. Seasonal concessions stand and stage with music from time to time. Lots of grass and big shade trees.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Platteville, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Park”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is located in downtown San Mateo.its a beautiful park with something for all ages.close to great resturants.and shopping.inside is a beautiful Japaneese Garden.

Visited April 2013
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San Mateo, California
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Fun Park”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Nice place to go for a picnic / team outing / family get together / playing treasure hunt . . .It's a Circular trail with children's play ground, Japanese tea garden, courts for tennis and baseball.. Children will surely have fun.. Nice way to stretch your muscles and get baked in the sun. You can play frisbee, walk around with you dog which is leashed, have a romantic moment with your spouse too :) No food joints within the park.. So, you can pack up your own stuff and come to the park and relax with family.

Visited March 2013
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sfo
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great spot to relax”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Plenty of benches to relax, nice clean paths, nice clean playground with many different kinds of equipment, great location with many "entrances"

Also has Japanese garden and tennis courts

Visited July 2012
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San Mateo, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good for picnics”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is a great place to go for an old fashioned Sunday picnic. We used to take our very young children there when they WERE young, setting out a blanket and unpacking food from a basket. There is a small part of the park that juts out on the south side, and is rather protected by the circular rose garden and a life-sized statue of a dog, that is perfect for these types of picnics. This small part of the park reminds me of the small block parks in Paris. There is one walkway right down the center, and people use it to access the larger part of the park, so there is a stream of people strolling by, which allows for people watching. Very young children are happy here in this area, and it is quiet. Later, as the kids grew, we ventured out to the playground area, which is also great for kids, but tends to be noisier, and which is placed near larger picnic tables. These areas tend to be dominated by HUGE family parties, and these parties then dominate the playground area. During the week, a nearby high school lets out, and the kids come here to hang out in different areas. These kids tend to be just regular kids who talk in a group before going to the nearby public library or the nearby stores, not intimidating at all. My kids occasionally went there. They said it was fun and rather convenient to have a large outdoor community place to hang out that was not a building or a place that would intimidate store owners. Still, it would be great to have a farmer's market there, or a few fairs. We used to go to an annual fair that was held in the park, but it is now defunct, and I really miss that connection. I do not go there much any more, except for the Japanese Garden, which is so wonderful, it seems to be a separate place and which deserves a separate review.

Visited August 2012
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