San Carlos Parks & Recreation

Welcome to the volunteer homepage for the City of San Carlos Parks & Recreation Department! In Parks & Recreation, we believe that "Parks Make Life Better"... and volunteers make PARKS better!

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General Interests


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City Hall Native Garden 1
Laurel Street Hanging Pots 1
Laurel Street Pots 1
Trail/Park Maintenance 1

Art & Wine Faire

The Art & Wine Faire will return on October 7th and 8th, 2023!

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Art & Wine Faire 1 10/7/2023 10/8/2023

Community Events

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Block Party 1 5/1/2023 9/1/2023
Goblin Walk 1 10/27/2023 10/27/2023
Public Safety Fair: Event Load-Out/Cleanup 1 3/12/2023 3/12/2023
Public Safety Fair: Vendor Load-In 1 3/12/2023 3/12/2023

Hometown Days

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Band Parking Assistance 6 5/20/2023 5/21/2023
Hometown Days 1 5/19/2023 5/21/2023
Vendor Assistance 4 5/20/2023 5/21/2023
Vendor Load-In/Parking 2 5/20/2023 5/21/2023
Vendor Load-Out 1 5/21/2023 5/21/2023

Night of Holiday Lights

Night of Holiday Lights returns Friday, December 1, 2023!

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Night of Holiday Lights 1 12/1/2023 12/1/2023

Parks & Recreation Foundation of San Carlos

Formed in 2007 by a group of San Carlos residents, the Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos was a response to the growing need of park improvements throughout the city at a time of dramatic public funding cutbacks. Using a public/private partnership model, the Parks and Recreation Foundation came together in an effort to secure private monies aimed at facility improvements, program implementation, and other services of the San Carlos Parks & Recreation Department.

San Carlos Citizens have long identified the City’s Parks & Recreation facilities and programs as essential to their quality of life. The goal of the Parks and Recreation Foundation is to meet the gap between city resources and citizens’ expectations.

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No Foolin' Foot Race: Finish Area Herders 1 6/3/2023 6/3/2023
No Foolin' Foot Race: Food & Beverage Distribution 1 6/3/2023 6/3/2023
No Foolin' Foot Race: On Course Directors 1 6/3/2023 6/3/2023
No Foolin' Foot Race: Race Morning Bib Pick up & Registration 1 6/3/2023 6/3/2023
No Foolin' Foot Race: Welcome and Parking Directors 1 6/3/2023 6/3/2023


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VolunTEEN: Earth Day Arguello Park Cleanup 1 4/22/2023 4/22/2023

Youth Sports

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Youth Basketball 1
Youth Flag Football 1

Mission Statement

MISSION The City of San Carlos provides high-quality services and facilities to its residents in an equitable, sustainable, transparent, responsive, and friendly manner to foster an inclusive, safe, and healthy community now and in the future.

VISION The City of San Carlos will continue to lead with confidence into the future as a desirable, vibrant, equitable, inclusive, and business friendly community, admired by all as a great place to live, learn, work, and play.

CORE VALUES Not in priority order

  • Fostering a safe, diverse, welcoming, and engaged community that recognizes the importance of social equity
  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility and the sustainability of San Carlos’ resources, infrastructure, and social/cultural environment
  • Proactively protecting our physical environment from the threats of climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Recognizing the needs and challenges of the community and promoting its well-being
  • Demonstrating high ethical and professional standards, including high quality customer service
  • Leading and managing effectively by engaging the community, thinking strategically, remaining proactive, and planning for the future
  • Supporting the well-being of employees, investing in their development, and aligning staffing and resources with the demand for City services