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Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), San Mateo County Parks, and Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks for a fun morning with your children, surrounded by trees and nature at Huddart Park! Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will lead activities tailored for kids ages 2-10, as well as a longer nature walk for older kids and adults of all ages (see below for the full schedule).
We will share more details about where to meet once you register for the event. Please note that there is a $6 parking fee at Huddart Park.
Registration: 10 AM
Arrive on time and don’t miss any of the day’s fun activities!
Kids Activity Stations: 10 AM – 12:00 PM
Kids will have a chance to see real animal tracks, bones and a Native American grinding stone, as well as make an educational cootie catcher or complete an animal coloring project!
Short Nature Walk for Smaller Kids: Small groups departing between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Park volunteers will lead small groups on a short nature walk (approximately one mile) on the Redwood Nature Trail. Families will discover turret spider nests, sticky monkey flowers and other wonders of the redwood forest!
Guided Hike Adults and Older Kids: 10:30 AM – 12 PM
For adults and kids who are up for a little more of a challenge, San Mateo County Parks (SMCP) will lead a 2-3 mile educational walk, where you’ll here about the natural history of Huddart Park, as well as learn about the partnerships between POST, SMCP and other conservation groups in the area.
Snack and Story Time: 12 PM – 12:30 PM
Peninsula Open Space Trust will provide a variety of healthy snacks for everyone, followed by story time, after which families are welcome to stay at the park after the event ends, to enjoy the beautiful scenery, have a picnic or enjoy the playgrounds.
The forested slopes and steep, cool canyons of Huddart Park are located within easy reach of the population centers of the San Francisco Peninsula. The park is only 3.5 miles west of Highway 84. With barbecue pits, a playground, grassy meadows, and hiking and riding trails, Huddart Park makes a great place to have a picnic or explore a redwood forest.
Huddart Park offers numerous trails, some for horseback riding and hiking, and some for hiking only. Trails run along gulches and creeks, others traverse unique hillside habitats and lead you to breathtaking views of the countryside.
Peninsula Open Space Trust protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Since 1977, POST has protected over 75,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.
The Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving the local environment and historic legacies of these two exceptional parks in Woodside, CA. The Friends are a combination of volunteers, donors, paid staff, and board members — all collaborating with the park rangers to preserve and protect these special resources.
The San Mateo County Parks Department operates 20 separate parks, encompassing over 17,000 acres, and 190 miles of county and local trails, including three regional trails.