Hooves-ray for our local Parks!!

May 12, 2011

With weather as nice as it has been in recent days, a COW’s thoughts turn to the great outdoors. Lucky for us, there is lots of open space for COWs to roam and we have the San Mateo County Department of Parks to thank. It deserves our applause and support. The Department operates 17 separate parks, three regional trails and numerous other county and local trails encompassing 15,680 acres. Parks are located throughout the County and showcase a wide variety of natural settings. And it provides a variety of organized activities.

The 2011 season of the Department’s Take A Hike event Has been announced. It is designed to help you to lean about a different park one Saturday each month. Hikes begin at 9 a.m. and are between one to three miles long. Rangers and volunteers lead the hikes and provide information about park history and the local habitat. Check here for the schedule.

At Wunderlich Park, here in Woodside, the Carriage Room Musuem of Folgers Stable is open every Saturday beginning May 14th from 1:00pm-4:00pm with docents on hand to explain the fascinating history. Folger Stable won a prestigious California Construction’s “Best Renovation/Restoration Project in No. California” award and architect Adolph Rosekrans received an award from the American Institute of Architects, San Mateo County Chapter for the restoration project.

On Sundays, Cañada Road is closed between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92 to accommodate non-motorized activities including jogging, bicycling, hiking, roller-skating, and walking (Strollers are welcome, but no ball/frisbee activity allowed). Cañada Road between Edgewood Road to the Filoli entrance will remain open to vehicles.

So happy hiking, bicycling or just enjoying our great outdoors.

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