Throwback Thursdays - at Edgewood County Park, San Mateo County, CA

Throwback Thursdays - this picture of my daughter and her friend dates back to 1985, when Edgewood County Park in San Mateo County, California, was quite new. Some dirt fire roads and ranch roads were there, not much in the way of trails.Edgwood County Park, SM Co, CA circa 1985

At one time, this land was intended for use as a California state college campus; later a group wanted to develop it as a golf course. Fortunately, the open space and parks supporters were victorious, and today it is used by hikers, runners, wild flower enthusiasts from all around San Francisco Bay. Close to the urban areas of Redwood City and San Carlos, near Interstate 280, it serves as an oasis of peace.

I would take my girls here for picnics, for spots to sit and read books together, to simply enjoy a tranquil hour or so. My daughter, always a planner, decided it was the perfect spot to fly kites. She and her friend carried the chairs, kites, etc. up steep hillsides--they had fun (but never asked to do that again!)

Today, this knoll, the highest spot in the park still has the same fabulous views, but a trail to the top eases the climb. The old tree in the photo has long since died, toppled over, and has become one with the earth again.

If you live in or around San Mateo County, check out Edgewood County Park - one of our treasures.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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San Carlos, California, 94070

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Comment balloon 13 commentsLottie Kendall • June 26 2014 09:05AM

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Lotte,

What a great throwback.  Ron is an LA native, and there are some areas that he pointed out to me that were at one time orange groves...I am so delighted that this stayed as a recreation area...nature won!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

I think almost everyone now is happy Edgewood has become a San Mateo County Park and Nature Preserve. I remember seeing orange groves near Disneyland!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Just 2 girls enjoying the world.  Love it!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 3 years ago

Kerrie, those 2 were happy girls, and the outdoor world was a big part of their fun!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

This image certainly does capture the feeling of an "oasis of peace." Glad to learn it still is one today. Thank you for the delightful share!

Posted by Emily Medvec, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (Realty One of Santa Fe) over 3 years ago

Hi Emily, one has to love the peaceful, undeveloped spots. Especially important in an urban enviroment like the San Francisco Peninsula.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Neat pic.  It's always interesting to see how areas change over time.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 3 years ago

Yes, Chris Ann  - without old pictures, I wouldn't be able to identify the changes. Fortunately, Edgewood remains parkland, and is loved and enjoyed by many.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Lottie - I love seeing these photos of you, and the stories that go with them.  It's hard to believe that was almost 30 year ago!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 3 years ago

Looks like they are having so much fun Lottie!  It is nice to hear the history of your local park along with pictures from before it was a developed park.

Sorry to hear about the demise of this cool old tree.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 3 years ago

Laura, the time flies by in a jiffy, right?

Bob, Edgewood Park is a treasure. The old tree toppled over, I dont know when. Then it made a great bench on which to sit; finally nature took its course and it completely crumbled and is now part of the soil.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Good morning Lottie. What a wonderful memory, sure does look like a great place to fly a kite.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 3 years ago

Well, Joe, it was quite a trudge up the hill for those 2 girls, lugging their loot! Good memories of fun days.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

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