Parks & Amenities

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Alpine Park

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Alpine Playground is a fenced in neighborhood park, located on a pie shaped lot on the east side of Carolan Avenue. The park is small but provides playground equipment for young children and includes a small picnic area. Adult supervision is a necessity, given the proximity to the Carolan Avenue traffic.
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Bayside Dog Exercise Park

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Check out the City of Burlingame’s Dog Exercise Park! The idea of a dog park is for the dogs to run and play together. A dog park is meant for our domestic dogs to meet occasionally and run and socialize together without any one of them taking the dominant role. As humans, we are the leaders in our dogs lives. This is why you must have control over your dog so it will listen to you and obey commands.

We welcome dogs that are:

  • Obedient and social
  • Non-aggressive
  • Not in heat
  • Over 4 months old (due to mature immune systems)
  • Currently licensed and vaccinated (spaying & neutering recommended)

Dog Area Size: 3/4 Acre

Please read and abide by the following guidelines:

Hours of operation: 6:00am to 9:00pm

Parking: Spaces are available in front of the park on Airport Boulevard or in Bayside Park.

Gate: Always be sure the gate is closed and latched after you enter & leave the park.

Supervision:

  • Adults must always keep an eye on your dog(s) and child(ren) at all times.
  • No more than 2 dogs per owner.

Leashes:

  • Leash dogs while entering and exiting the playground. Dog owners must always have a leash in hand.
  • Try and have your leash off your dog before a large number of dogs come running up to you. Your dog feels more vulnerable if it is leashed and approached by several loose dogs.
  • There is less of a chance for aggressive behavior when all dogs are off leash in this situation.

Toys: If your dog is possessive of its toys, please do not bring the toys to the Dog Exercise Park.

Care of the Facility: You must clean up after your dog. Fill any hole your dog digs.

Dogs are not allowed off leash on any athletic field or other areas of the park at any time.

The City of Burlingame assumes no liability for the users of the Dog Exercise Park. Use this facility at your own risk.

Please report all dog bites as soon as possible to the Parks & Recreation Department at 650-558-7300.

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Bayside Fields

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Bayside Fields have been the site of considerable development. It provides the largest collection of formal athletic facilities in Burlingame. Lighted fields are available for soccer, youth baseball, and softball. Several miles of trails are available for walkers, runners, and cyclists. The trails connect with the expanding Bay Trail system. Finally a dog exercise park is part of the complex. The dog exercise area is over 570 feet in length, allowing even large dogs to run to their hearts’ content.
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Community Garden at Bayside Fields

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The site is between the batting cage and storage sheds at Bayside Fields. The area is able to accommodate 22 4’ x 8’ raised wood planter beds, including accessible beds. 

The program structure of the Burlingame Community Garden was designed with input from the BGC. The Community Garden will be managed by the Parks and Recreation Department and maintained by the members of the Community Garden. The fee per planter box is expected to be $65 per year. The objective is to have the planter box fees cover the costs of water to the Community Garden.

Please contact at 650-558-7300 or recreation@burlingame.org for more information.

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Cuernavaca Park

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Located in the northwest corner of Burlingame, Cuernavaca Park boasts a spectacular view of the Bay. It has radical elevation changes allowing the park to serve as a major green belt as well as a site for youth baseball and softball games. The children’s playground and basketball court are located at the highest elevation on the site. Park users often pause to view planes landing at the San Francisco airport. Apart from the baseball field the park is designed for casual neighborhood use. 


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"J" Lot Playground

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Tucked away in the corner of a City parking lot is the J Lot Playground. The park is very small and contains only playground equipment for young children. Adult supervision is a necessity, given the proximity to downtown traffic.

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Heritage Park

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Once a residential property, Heritage Park now provides passive recreation for the neighborhood where it is located. There are no formal recreational facilities at the park. Benches and a small picnic table are available at the site. The intent of the park is to provide a spot for a quiet lunch or a few minutes of contemplation. The park is densely planted. Many of the plants date to the time when a residence stood on the site.

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Laguna Park

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Laguna Park combines a two court tennis facility and a children’s play area. Both are intended for casual day use only. Neither is appropriate for large formal gatherings. The park is located in a residential neighborhood. 
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Mills Canyon Wildlife Area

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Mills Canyon is a wildlife area within the City limits. Within the park is a hiking trail. The loop trail gives the walker a variety of views of the Canyon. Plant and animal species native to the Coastal Foothills live in the Canyon. The park is intended for limited recreation. In order to protect the native plants and animals, dogs must be on leash in the Canyon. The Friends of Mills Canyon is a volunteer group that provides organized thematic hikes in the park. The Friends also engage in improvement/cleanup projects throughout the year. Click here for the new Mills Canyon Trail Map and informational brochure. 
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Paloma Playground

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Paloma Park is a small neighborhood playground. The facilities are appropriate for limited day use only. There is a single picnic table available. 
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Pershing Park

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Longtime Burlingame residents will recall Pershing Park as the former site of a local elementary school. In the early ‘80s the school site was converted to a neighborhood park. Two large Casuarina trees remain from the original school landscape. The park is designed to serve families with young children. The facilities are appropriate for informal play experiences for individuals and small groups. 


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Ray Park

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Ray Park is a neighborhood park that can accommodate a variety of activities simultaneously. There is a shaded playground, which is ideal for hot days. A two-acre turf area is home to the local Girls Softball Association. Tennis courts and a multi-use court round out the available facilities. Two picnic tables are available without reservations for small groups.
 
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Shorebird Sanctuary - Natural Marsh

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Located at the mouth of Mills Creek and adjacent to Benihana’s Restaurant, this section of marshland serves as a sanctuary to 10-15 species of migratory birds. The sanctuary was founded by Luanna Hammett and designated as the Shorebird Sanctuary in 1973.
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Trenton Playground

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Trenton Playground is a fenced in neighborhood park, located at the intersection of Rollins Road/Trenton Avenue/Dwight Road. The park is small, providing only playground equipment for young children. Adult supervision is a necessity, given to proximity to the Rollins Road traffic.

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Victoria Park

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Victoria Park is a small neighborhood park in the southeast section of Burlingame. The park has an upgraded playground, which is appropriate for young children. There is also a half court basketball court available for play. The park is notable for its grove of Coast Redwoods, which creates an appealing complement to a quiet residential neighborhood.
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Village Park

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Village Park is a neighborhood park on the north end of town that bustles with activity. It is home to the City’s popular Village Park Preschool program. It is a popular site for casual use. The Park is ideal for tossing a football, reading a book, eating lunch, or a variety of children’s play activities.

Please note, pursuant to Burlingame Municipal Code Chapter 10.55, Section 030, the following special rules and regulations apply to the use of Village Park. These rules and regulations are in addition to and supplement the general rules and regulations governing the use of City of Burlingame parks. On weekdays, between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, no group of more than fifteen (15) persons shall gather in the park without specific written permission from the City's Parks & Recreation Director. 

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Washington Park

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Washington Park is the oldest park in Burlingame. The park is a year round center for community recreation. The Burlingame Recreation Division provides hundreds of classes and activities each year in the park and the Recreation Center. Tennis courts, a children’s playground, picnic areas, and baseball facilities are all in constant use. 

The park also has historical significance. It was once home to the Gunst Estate. Many of the magnificent large trees in the park date back to the estate. The baseball grandstand in the park dates back to the ‘30s. It was renovated in 1989. It still retains its original character and enjoys heavy use.  
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