Streets Alive! Parks Alive! is an annual event started by Supervisor Carole Groom in April 2010, inspired by the first Active San Mateo County Conference, “Creating and Using Active Public Spaces.”
In his keynote presentation, Gil Penalosa challenged San Mateo County to participate in the 2010 National Institutes of Health Campaign, “1000 Cities, 1000 Lives,” which encouraged cities to close streets to cars and open streets to people.
Since then, numerous cities have participated annually, providing free opportunities for the community to participate in health-promoting activities and celebrate their public spaces.
Below you will find this years activities by City and Date.
For general information and media inquiries, please contact 650-363-4568 and information on the SMC website
SUNDAY, MAY 1ST
Cañada Road: Bicycle Sunday between Highway 92 and Filoli Entrance @ 9:00-3:00
Belmont: Farmer’s Market & Dance Activities at the Belmont CalTrain Station @ 9:00-1:00
San Mateo: Tennis Lessons, Family Bike Ride, Bike Repair/Maintenance, Healthy Food, Soccer at Shoreview Park @ 10:00-12:00
San Mateo: San Mateo County Library Imagination Playground, Bookmobile & Soccer Clinic at Coyote Point Park @ 10:00-2:00
Burlingame: Farmer’s Market, Live Music, Activities for Kids, Interactive Demos on Park Avenue at Howard Avenue @ 9:00-1:00
SATURDAY, MAY 7TH
Brisbane: Take a Hike San Mateo County at San Bruno Mountain State & County Park @ 9:00-11:00
Colma: Family Field Day with Soccer, Kick Ball, Field Games and Barbecue at T.R. Pollicita Field @ 12:00-4:00
South San Francisco: Taiko Demonstration, Tai Chi, Recreational Swim, Farmer’s Market & Bocce Ball at Orange Memorial Park @ 9:00-1:00
Menlo Park: Kite Day at Bedwell Bayfront Park @ Noon-3:00