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Picnic at the Parks: Quarry Park Picnic & History tour


Saturday, May 20th |  11am – 1pm
In-person Location: Quarry Park (Santa Maria Ave & Columbus Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019)

Back by community demand, we invite you to join us for Picnic at the Parks on Saturday, May 20th from 11am-1pm at Quarry Park in El Granada! Join the San Mateo County Parks Foundation, San Mateo County Pride Center, and Peninsula Family Service as we enjoy the May flowers and uplift Mental Health Awareness Month with a mindfulness activity, learn about the history of the park, and enjoy the various nature trails in the park. For more information about Quarry Park, please see below. Lunches will be provided! Spaces are LIMITED, RSVP ASAP at: note that due to limitations, transportation support is limited. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING with community members! 


Accessibility Information: 
Strolling on the nature trails is completely optional! We invite all registered attendees to visit the shorter Meadow and Quarry trails, or the slightly longer Vista Point Trail with a cliff lookout. These trails are not paved, but there is a children’s playground with paved and unpaved grounds. There are approximately 2-3 benches/seating areas placed throughout both nature trails. There is 1 (one) main bathroom located next to the parking lot and picnic area. There are no gender-neutral restrooms. The trails have very limited shady areas, thus participants are encouraged to bring hats, sunscreen, and/or umbrellas to avoid direct sunlight. Dogs on leashes are welcome for this outdoor event! As we get closer to the date, more information about climate and weather will be provided.

COVID Safety Information: 
Because this will be an outdoor tour, masks are not required, but strongly recommended. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available for all. 

About Quarry Park: 
This 517-acre park is located in the community of El Granada, 25 miles south of San Francisco, and just 4 miles north of Half Moon Bay’s historic district. From Highway 1 in El Granada, exit at Coronado St. and follow the signs. The entrance to Quarry Park is located at the corner of Santa Maria Ave. and Columbus St. Quarry Park offers a play area for tots (ages 1-5) and youth (ages 5-12), ten picnic tables with four double barbecues and one single barbecue, a community garden, a tree house, open grassy areas, a restroom, and a parking area. For more information about Quarry Park and its history, visit: ​​  

Contact: Adriana Arriaga | & Azisa Todd |