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Junipero Serra County Park

  • Address: 1801 Crystal Springs Rd
  • San Bruno, CA 94066
About

The Park’s 103 acres of meadows and hills provide opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and play, as well as extraordinary vistas of the San Francisco Bay — even Mount Diablo on a clear day. A beautiful rural expanse nestled just west of Millbrae and San Bruno, Junipero Serra County Park is close to Highway 280 and accessible from El Camino Real.

Centrally located between San Francisco and the south Bay, the Park offers a unique natural location for special events. Natural features Junipero Serra sits on a long ridge that was once quarried for its Franciscan sandstone.

This setting allows for a diversity of habitats, from stands of coast live oak, buckeye, ceanothus, Monterey cypress, Monterey pine, and eucalyptus to arroyo willow, California laurel, madrone, and horsetail. El Zanjon Creek winds through the Park. Frequently seen in the Park are raccoons, scrub jays, towhees, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, and banana slugs. Spring wildflowers include California poppy, miner’s lettuce, buttercup, blue-eyed grass, and Douglas iris.