Having two kids means you get to go to a lot of parks. So I thought I would share my thoughts on some local parks in case you were looking for suggestions. Most of the parks we go to are in the Foster City/San Mateo/San Carlos/Burlingame area. Here is my first review.
1: Marlin Park – Foster City – MAP
This park is one of the closest to us. Located deep in Foster City, on Marlin Dr. It is one of a few Foster City Parks that sits right up against the FC Lagoon. The park is about the length of a football field, so there is plenty of space to run around. There is one big play structure on the left, with a few slides, and some shade so you can sit and watch the kids without baking in the sun. A big field in the middle, great for playing catch, flying a kite, etc. The swing sets are off on the right side of the park. There is also a fenced off beach area in case you wanted to enjoy the sun or water.
The park is great for birthday parties since it’s pretty large. I would venture to guess most of the people that go to this park are very local. The park is pretty well off the beaten path. So unless you live in Foster City, I doubt you would know it was there. Most of the families that go to this park have young kids, 2-5 years of age. But with the big field, older kids might enjoy it as well.
- Multiple slides
- Big open field to play catch
- Some shady areas, even in the play structure area
- Lots of swings
- Beach Area
- Easy Parking
- Tends to be windy (as most FC parks)
- Geese in the area tend to poop in the grass and pathways quite a bit