County Parks:              Department (3900D)

Mission

Through stewardship, San Mateo County Parks preserves our County's natural and cultural treasures, and provides safe, accessible parks, recreation, and learning opportunities to enhance the community's quality of life.

Department Headline Measures

Number of Annual Parks Visits Exceeding Target

Number of Annual Volunteer Hours Provided Exceeding Target

Budget Summary

FY 2016-17 Adopted

  • Total Sources: $18,507,056
  • Total Requirements: $30,155,322
  • Net County Cost: $11,648,266
  • Funded FTEs: 71

FY 2017-18 Adopted

  • Total Sources: $28,983,986
  • Total Requirements: $41,417,406
  • Net County Cost: $12,433,420
  • Funded FTEs: 71

Program Results

Grants and Donations Received per Dollar Spent Exceeds Target

Percent of Capital Projects Completed on Time and within Budget Not Meeting Target

Increasing Cost per Berth Not Meeting Target

Percent of Berths Filled Exceeding Target

Administrative Measures

Percent of Performance Goals Met Not Meeting Target

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Services Good or Better Exceeding Target

Cost per Capita Exceeding Target

Percent of Employees Rating Experience Working for the County as Very Good Not Meeting Target

Percent of Employee Evaluations Completed Annually Exceeding Target

Percent of Employees Meeting the 20 Hour Annual Training Requirement

FY 2016-17 Highlights

  • Installed ADA restroom and improvements to the picnic area at Wunderlich Park
  • Completed first ever systematic marbled murrelet monitoring within Pescadero Creek and Memorial Park
  • Kicked off two-year shuttle program connecting North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, and downtown Redwood City with Wunderlich and Edgewood Parks
  • Streamlined and improved Habitat Conservation Plan permitting for San Bruno Mountain
  • Initiated planning, engineering, and permitting for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Project at Memorial Park

FY 2017-19 Priorities

  • Maintain momentum and upward trends
  • Initiate planning and design for site improvements for Tunitas Creek Beach
  • Complete the planning for the Complete the Gap Project for the Crystal Springs Trail
  • Complete the planning and secure funding for the Eastern Promenade Project at Coyote Point Park
  • Complete the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Project at Memorial Park
  • Develop a pilot program and ordinance change to allow for greater dog use in County Parks
  • Continue to develop and improve the Interpretive programs including the Take a Hike
  • Continue to restore native habitats in County Parks including removing invasive species, planting native species, and improving wildlife habitat
  • Continue progress to complete the Quarry Park Master Plan and CEQA, Flood Park Landscape Plan and EIR, Sanchez Adobe Master Plan implementation, and the Ohlone-Portola' Heritage Trail Feasibility Plan 

Links to Program Reports

 Author: Jonathan Gervais, Parks Director     Contact Email: jgervais@smcgov.org     Last Updated: 1/29/2018