Parks & Recreation
Midcoast Parks, Trails & Beaches
Devil's Slide Coast - from Mori Point to Pillar Point
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) - Rancho Corral de Tierra became the newest addition to GGNRA in December 2011. The 3800-acre Rancho is one of the largest swaths of undeveloped land on the SF peninsula. History, overview map, dog-area map, Parks Conservancy. 2013 National Parks Service priorities are trailhead/parking location and trails planning, and starting up volunteer trails maintenance & habitat restoration program. Report Off-Road-Vehicle trespass to NPS 24/7 at 415-561-4745. Give time/location/number of vehicles.
State Parks: Almost the entire Montara coastline, from Gray Whale Cove to Pt Montara Lighthouse is state parkland (map). San Mateo Coast Sector Office is at Half Moon Bay SB: 726-8819.
Peninsula Open Space Trust
(POST - non-profit)
County Harbor District: Pillar Point Harbor
boat launch ramps, fishing pier, beaches, Coastal Trail, West Shoreline Trail.
Half Moon Bay beaches: Surfers’, Miramar
Purisima Creek Redwoods
Recreation Programs and Facilities
California State Parks Foundation
County Parks is the lead agency for the California Coastal Trail (CCT) in the Midcoast. The County has secured funding to plan the CCT connection at the missing link (400 ft of danger) at Surfer's Beach, and is coordinating the project with property owner (CalTrans) and jurisdiction (HMB & CCC).
County Parks 2008 Midcoast Action Plan (MAP) projects are funded by the Midcoast "Park Mitigation Fee". The fee, established in 2003, on all new and remodel construction, is to be used for Midcoast parkland development and improvements - not operations and maintenance. Midcoast Parks Development Fund income/expenditures report thru 2012 is here. The Midcoast Parks & Recreation Committee (MPRC), headed by County Parks, has guided the implementation of the MAP. Contact Sam Herzberg with questions or to get on the email notification list.
Reports & Plans
2010 CA Coastal Trail - Pillar Point to Mirada Surf
2010 Community Wildfire Protection Plan of San Mateo & Santa Cruz Co.