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Central Park

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Address: 50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4107
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+1 650-522-7440

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Great play ground area for Children

We take our grand children there at least once a month and there is plenty of play equipment for them to play and have fun with. There is always parking on the eastside of El... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
James K
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Foster City, California
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Foster City, California
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We take our grand children there at least once a month and there is plenty of play equipment for them to play and have fun with. There is always parking on the eastside of El Camino. Park is well maintained and also a great place to find quiet time.

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San Mateo, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Park is filled with the life of the community. Baseball fields for different age teams tht is convet to an ice rink duing the winter holidays. A fun for picnics of family groups or firends. A lovely central gatheing place for making art, playing tennis, walking through the paths, sitting on benches and watching the strollers, talking to friends.... More 

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Millbrae, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Kids like the mini-train operated. It is on the expensive side (like $3-$4 for 2 laps). The playground is big.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We loved this park. Walking along this inlet from the San Francisco Bay was relaxing. We ate lunch by the water and then rented kayaks and paddled all around. It is bigger than we thought and goes all the way to the bay, which we did not have time to do. Lovely outdoor amphitheater where the local library was holding... More 

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San Mateo, California
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95 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Central Park has something for everyone. Lots of flat paved walkways to take a stroller or for someone who isn't that mobile. The rose garden is my favorite. There is plenty of shade if you want to meander. You might catch a local little league team playing on the ballfield or hear the squeals of younger children riding a little... More 

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Central Point, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a very nice park. It has a big playground, a real baseball stadium, an incredible Japanese garden, a tiny train ride, tennis courts and lots of picnic areas. Check it out!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you like to see the green and beautiful flowers during summer, take a walk here and enjoy the summer breeze.

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Thank joanadventure
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great rare old trees and Japanese garden - children playground and train for the real young. Don't miss the rose garden when blooming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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 

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