Midcoast Park Lands, Inc.

Midcoast Park Lands (MPL) is a non-profit organization, staffed by volunteers, that promotes land stewardship, conservation and recreation on the San Mateo Coast. As the manager of Quarry Park until mid-2008, MPL directed a variety of volunteer work projects which maintained and improved park quality.  The county assumed operating responsibility for Quarry Park in 2008. During that transition, support from the County, volunteer projects and the Lions Club brought major improvements for the park, including new picnic tables and benches, a tree house, a kiosk, barbecue pits, and a vault toilet.

MPL continues its support for Quarry Park through a "Friends of Quarry Park" group. The group advises the county on detailed issues of park operations and possible improvements.  In 2009, the primary focus has been on starting a Community Garden.  San Mateo County Parks worked closely with the Friends of Quarry Park and established a formal agreement with the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) that let MPL establish a community garden on a section of POST's Wicklow Property across from the Quarry Park meadow. A generous initial grant from a community member's family foundation enabled a solid start to garden operations, including fencing, raised beds, and site preparation and maintenance.  
In the future MPL hopes to take this same multi-level, grass-roots approach to foster effective volunteer work to support other projects that create or sustain parks and trails on the Midcoast.

Our Mission: "To promote land stewardship, conservation, and recreation on the San Mateo Coast"


Contact Midcoast Park Lands, Inc.

PO Box 1754
El Granada, California  94018


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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