Join us for upcoming events and programs in the parks.

Folger Stable Speaker Series: A Quiet Epidemic: Preventing Lyme Disease

Sun. June 24, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Featuring Jo Ellis: Director of Education & Outreach, Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne illness in the US. In its acute stages, Lyme is an uncomfortable but highly treatable disease. Undiagnosed, however, it becomes a devastatingly difficult illness that becomes increasingly hard to identify or to treat. Jo will share the latest research on Lyme disease and information on how we can all recreate safely in our open spaces, prevent infection, and educate our friends and family.

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Junior Ranger Program: San Mateo County Parks

Sat. July 14, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your children ages 7-12 to the wonders of their local parks! This program will teach children with hands-on activities about the wildlife, habitats, and recreational opportunities in San Mateo County Parks.

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Victorian Walking Days Historic Tour

Sun. July 22, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tour the Folger Estate Stable Historic District at Wunderlich Park (4040 Woodside Road). Learn about the history of the main stable, Carriage House, Chinese built stone walls, the blacksmith barn and dairy house. Take a trip back in time to learn about the agricultural uses of the property, the development of the Folger Coffee Company, the architectural legacy of the estate, the influence of horses to the American West and Woodside history.

Difficulty Level: Moderate (Terrain is ADA accessible with some sloped areas and cobblestone walkways).

Big Bad Barn Dance Fundraiser

Sun. August 26, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kick up your heels with dancing, dinner, beer & wine to fundraise for Woodside’s parks!

$75 per ticket. Proceeds benefit the parks you love.


POST Family Nature Day

Sat. September 15, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Friends, POST (Peninsula Open Spact Trust) and San Mateo County Parks for a fun day of family friendly events! Activity books & coloring pages, story time, nature walks and real animal skulls and nests!

Folger Stable Speaker Series: What Makes Owls So Special?

Sun. October 21, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

What Makes Owls So Special

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 - Featuring ornithologist, artist and naturalist Hans Peeters. Are owls really wise? The seductive blink of their eyes and slow turns of their heads certainly suggest deliberation and purpose. Wisdom, however, is hardly an attribute of these efficient killing machines. The large head is mostly filled with an extraordinary hearing apparatus and out-sized eyes that leave little room for a fairly modest brain. So what makes owls so special? Nearly everything! Join us to tap into your inner ornithologist.