Vision and Mission

Ways to Give

Naming Opportunities

Board of Trustees

WHO WE ARE

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.

WHAT WE DO

The Parks and Recreation Foundation is made up of a board membership of 13 San Carlos citizens, all of whom donate their time to ensure the vitality of all 14 San Carlos parks & park programs. This includes implementing annual community fundraising events like the Symphony at Sunset, Bocce Ball tournaments, Ferris Wheel’s, soliciting naming opportunities on Park features like benches, trees and wall tiles, to garnering the generous cash donations of citizens & local businesses.

 

The Foundation raised over $400,000 in private donations for Burton Park’s Phase I renovations, unveiled in 2009, and $250,000 in private donations for Burton Park’s Phase II renovations, completed in 2014. The Foundation has provided over $10,000 in scholarships to citizens who need some fee assistance for the City’s great recreational programs. Other donations include sponsoring Friday night concerts in the park, and paying for field and park maintenance.

VISION & MISSION

The Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos was established to secure funding for Parks and Recreation facilities, programs, and services benefiting our community.  The Foundation serves as the vehicle for acceptance of private donations and endowments given specifically for San Carlos Parks and Recreation opportunities. The Foundation is an independent, community organization with sole discretion of how their funds are spent.

Our Vision

Ensuring quality living for our community through San Carlos Parks and Recreation.

Our Mission

To support San Carlos Parks & Recreation by:

  • Securing monies and resources
  • Building partnerships
  • Developing and sustaining relationships
  • Allocating funds to San Carlos Parks and Recreation
  • Serving as advocates for San Carlos Parks
  • Coordinating tactical priorities with the Parks and Recreation Director

Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos
P.O. Box 191
San Carlos, CA 94070
650-597-0773

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Active Board Members

Richard Armanino, President
Liz McGee Min, Vice President
Debbie Denton, Secretary
Cameron Miller, Treasurer
Steve Aguirre
Cori Carpenter
Nick Chirichillo
Steve Divney
May Lee
Janie Lorber
Miles Mendenhall
Liz McGee Min
Sandi Piepmeier
Laura Teutschel
Rebecca Tom
Kate Wormington

 

Honorary Board Members

John Baer
Laura Neish

A measure of a city’s greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces, its parks and squares.

– John Ruskin

“When deciding which organization we should give some of our annual budget of donations to, we choose the San Carlos Parks and Recreation Foundation because it adds value to our community.”

Jason Mansfield—Donor, San Carlos

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Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving! 🥰 

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Join us on Friday, December 2nd from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. as we light up downtown Laurel Street! This free community event features:

• Festive lights and snow (beginning at 5:30 p.m.)
• Crafts and activities
• Hot chocolate
• Musical performances
*Beer and Wine

Brought to you by the San Carlos Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with the Parks & Recreation Foundation of San Carlos. 

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Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place: Intero Real Estate
2nd Place: Team Apex
3rd Place: Roaring Lions

And thank you so much to all that played, donated items for our silent auction, and volunteered!  Extra special thanks to our sponsors:

Italfoods
Bianchini's Market
Recology
Veritas Homes-Vandervort Group
Kidder Matthews--Steve Divney, John McLellan, Brett Weber
Presido Bay Ventures
Cameron Miller Mediation Services
Domenico Winery
Nothing Bundt Cakes 

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2022 Bocce Tournament 3rd place winners!
2022 Bocce Tournament 2nd place winners!
2022 Bocce Tournament 1st place winners!
Can you believe rain is coming tomorrow?  Weather is perfect right now.
Let the games begin!
Warm-ups in preparation for a fierce, but fun competition for a great cause.
We've got some great items for the silent auction. Come support the Parks and Rec Foundation of San Carlos.
Sign in table is ready to go!
7th Annual Bocce Tournament is gearing up.  See you in a bit!
Come and join us for the 7th Annual Bocce Ball tournament on Saturday, September 17th from 2:30PM-8PM at the Burton Park Bocce Ball Courts! 🤩 

Join our sponsors or pay to play, there is only 1 team spot remaining so hurry and sign up today! All proceeds will benefit the Parks and Recreation Foundation's continual support for San Carlos park improvements. 🌳

Click the link in our bio for more information. 🤗

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We can't believe this is the last Music in the Park for this year! This week features Latin vibes by Edgardo Cambon & Candela. Don't forget to stop by our beer and wine booth, all proceeds benefit the @sc_parksfoundation. 🌳
Thank you all for your support; see you at the next event!

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This week's Music in the Park features Pop Fiction! Be sure to get there early to get a good seat. Beer and wine for sale by @sc_parksfoundation 🍻 🍷

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This week's Music in the Park features E-Ticket Band! Get there early; space will fill up! Music begins at 6 pm at the Burton Park stage. Beer & Wine by @sc_parksfoundation 🍻 

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This week's Music in the Park features Tom Rigney and Flambeau! We are so excited to have them. Don't forget to stop by our beer and wine booth, all proceeds benefit the Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos. 🌳

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This week’s Music in the Park features @chadbushnellmusic! Beer and Wine by @sc_parksfoundation. All proceeds benefit the Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos.
This week's Music in the Park features Classic Rock by the Fog City Swampers! Beer and wine sales support the @sc_parksfoundation .

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This week's Music in the Park features Bay Area favorite @mustacheharbor! Get there early; space will fill up! Music begins at 6pm at the Burton Park stage. Beer & Wine by  @sc_parksfoundation. To go salads by @thetosssc.

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Our 1st Music in the Park this year has been a blast!
Our San Carlos community is soaking up the music and fun in the sun.
Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos is having a blast at our 1st 2022 Music in the Park.
It’s time! Music in the Park is back with an 8-week line-up of bands you won’t want to miss! Fridays 6-8 pm; get set up early on the lawn at Burton Park stage; Cedar and Arroyo. Remember, we’ll be selling beer and wine with all proceeds benefiting San Carlos parks!
San Carlos Hometown Days Fun Run just kicked off!
San Carlos Hometown Days is here!  Come visit us at the Burton Park Beer and Wine Garden.
Raffle winners!
After some fun rounds of cornhole, we're in need of some food.
We've got some cornhole talents here in San Carlos. Having fun in the sun!
The excitement is brewing.  Going over the rules.  Game on!
Our PRFSC President is warming up for competition time.
Swing by and meet members of our San Carlos Parks and Recreation Foundation and watch some friendly cornhole competition.
Family fun for a great cause supporting our San Carlos Parks and Recreation.
Parks and Rec Foundation of San Carlos is kicking off its 1st Annual Cornhole event.  Come join us today at Burton Park starting 11am!
We cut the ribbon on the new Burton Park batting cages! Thank you Premia Capital and Prince Street Partners!
This week the San Carlos Parks and Recreation Foundation had the pleasure of recognizing a community member for his tireless efforts in maintaining Big Canyon Hiking Trails.  We were joined by Mayor Laura Parmer-Lohan.
A feast to celebrate friends of San Carlos Parks & Rec Foundation.
San Carlos Parks and Recreation Foundation Annual Bocce Ball Tournament at 3pm.