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Japanese Tea Garden - The Japanese Garden is beautiful throughout the year. In the late Winter and... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
San Francisco, California
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Peaceful Park in downtown san Mateo!

This Park is two and half blocks from my home, and I enjoy walking there and visiting the... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
San Mateo, California
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50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4107
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Japanese Tea Garden - The Japanese Garden is beautiful throughout the year. In the late Winter and early Spring the cherry blossoms are in bloom. The walkways, koi pond, teahouse, pagoda, gazebo, shrine, landscaping & lantern sculptures through the garden makes this place a thrilling...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Larry-Calif
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This Park is two and half blocks from my home, and I enjoy walking there and visiting the magnificent Rose Garden situated on the 9th Avenue side of the park. The Roses, clearly labelled, have been superb these recent months. The beautifully tended Japanese Garden...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Patsgarden2014
Reviewed April 12, 2018

This close to downtown, great escape in the middle of a work day. A special green area that gives you a Zen feeling as you walk through it. We always feel so relaxed when we leave the park.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank yvonnebutterfly
Reviewed March 11, 2018

This park is a gem in downtown San Mateo. They host many activities for families and there are baseball fields and a Japanese Garden that is delightful. A lovely city park.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank IMollyQ
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Central Park has something for everyone. Playground for the kiddos, a beautiful rose garden with benches and The Japanese Tea Garden. Great place to sit and have lunch or just sit for a spell.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Markesha T
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

I ride my bike to work and pass by the park to capture its beauty. Summer time concerts, the botanical garden (they also sell plants) The Taichi seniors in the morning - with the planting music from the Orient, what’s not to like!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Msmaddy S
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Clean and safe in downtown San Mateo. Baseball, tennis, and Japanese tea garden among other recreation ares and activities.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Z4545MTlouisb
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Not to be overly hyperbolic, but this is a great little jewel of the city. There is a very pretty small rose garden, a WONDERFUL Japanese Garden, nice picnic areas, a train, great play areas for the kids, an ice rink during the holidays.....on and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank conlopez
Reviewed August 3, 2017

visiting during any season is a treat. the colors and scents of flowers in bloom. the turning of the leaves. the smell after a rain. we love strolling the park and sitting at one of the benches near the gazebo in the rose garden. so...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank dmc50
Reviewed August 2, 2017

I stumbled across Central Park while visiting the japanese gardends. It was truly peaceful and made me want to just down and ponder about how things could be worse. If you visit the park just take a moment to relax. Life is truly to short....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank kevinparsakia
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June 28, 2018|
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Response from Msmaddy S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, pardon for the delay response. The playground for children is on El Camino side, pass the concert area.
July 19, 2016|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
During the week they are not. However, they typically are busy on weekends, particularly on Sundays. You may want to check with the San Mateo Park and Recreation Department. Many of the city's picnic areas can be reserved in... More