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

3. Community Events

Activity Shifts Start End
Blood Drive Canteen (AM) 1 8/17/2024 8/17/2024
Blood Drive Canteen (PM) 1 8/17/2024 8/17/2024
Pride in the Park: Event Load-Out/Cleanup 1 6/15/2024 6/15/2024
Pride in the Park: Vendor Load-In 1 6/15/2024 6/15/2024

7. Adopt-a-Project

Activity Shifts Start End
Laurel Street Hanging Pots 1
Laurel Street Pots 1
Trail/Park Maintenance 1
UC Master Gardeners 1

Youth Sports

Thank you for visiting the Youth Sports page! We are so excited in your interest in being involved and coaching a youth basketball or flag football team! 

If you are new to coaching this year, you will need to have a live scan completed to the first game. We will have a mobile live scanning service at the Flag Football and Basketball tryouts free of charge where you can complete this portion of the application process.

Feel free to contact with any questions or concerns about the upcoming season!

Holly Gonzales

Athletics Coordinator

(650) 802-4124




Activity Shifts Start End
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