Edgewood County Park

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Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve is a 467-acre protected area located in San Mateo County, San Francisco, United States, and is best known for its spring wildflower displays. The park receives about 50,000 visitors each year.

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Edgewood has 160 acres of serpentine soil which are known for having high proportions of native plant species including rare and locally endemic species. Edgewood has grasslands, chaparral, coastal scrub, foothill woodlands, and wetlands supporting over 500 distinct species, three of which are federally listed as endangered or threatened. Edgewood is also home to the Bay Checkerspot butterfly, also a threatened species. Its northwestern slopes have small tributaries to Cordilleras Creek,[1] while its southwestern slopes host the source of Laguna Creek.[2]

History[edit]

Various development projects were proposed on what is now Edgewood beginning in 1967 including a college, recreational complex, solar energy facility, and a golf course. In the summer of 1993 that the County Board of Supervisors declared Edgewood County Park, protecting it from future development.

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