Memorial Park currently has 141 campsites, a visitor center, amphitheater, day use picnic areas and almost seven miles of hiking trails.

Improved Memorial Park to welcome back campers in 2021

in Community/Infrastructure

Memorial Park’s historic campgrounds, which have been closed since October 2019 for improvements, will welcome back campers in late May, some of whom will get to enjoy brand new restroom, shower and water fountain facilities.

The popular camping spot in Loma Mar is undergoing the first phase of upgrades that will continue over the next three years, when Memorial Park celebrates its 100-year anniversary in July 2024.

The first phase has included the installation of new accessible restroom and shower buildings with accessible water fountains, along with infrastructure improvements that include a new wastewater treatment plant and collection system, which are near completion, according to the San Mateo County Parks Department.

“Campers with reservations in Sequoia, Redwood and Tan Oak areas will be the first to experience the improvements when they arrive beginning late May,” County officials said.

By 2024, officials hope to have a total of 21 restroom and combination restroom/shower buildings installed.

Memorial Park was dedicated on July 4, 1924 and all 300 campsites were full that evening. Memorial Park currently has 141 campsites and served 57,000 campers during the 2019 camping season.

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Photos courtesy of San Mateo County Parks Department

Above photo, shared on the San Mateo County Parks Facebook page, depicts the Memorial Park campsite, which was at full occupancy the night of the dedication for Memorial Park on Pescadero Creek in 1924. Photo courtesy of Gertrude Kuentzel Sorenson Collection/”San Mateo County Parks, A Remarkable Story of Extraordinary Places and the People Who Built Them”/San Mateo County Parks Foundation