Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Pathway Closures

REVISED ON: September 3, 2014

Corte Madera Creek Pathway: A section of the path from Bon Air Road in Larkspur to Stadium Way in Kentfield will temporarily close on October 1, 2014 while the Ross Valley Sanitary District repairs a section of culvert. Construction should be complete by October 15, 2014. Detour routes will be in place and the footbridge at Stadium Way will remain open. For more information, contact RVSD Engineer Randell Y. Ishii at (415) 259-2949.

Novato Pathway: A section of the path from the entrance to the Indian Valley Golf Club to the Stafford Lake Park border will temporarily close on September 8, 2014 while the Marin County Department of Public Works repairs two damaged sites on the path. Repairs include slope improvements, reconstruction of retaining walls, and new protective safety fencing. Construction should be complete in mid-October, 2014. Traffic controls on Novato Boulevard may be necessary at times. For more information, contact Assistant Engineer John Avots at or (415) 473-6306.

Revised Road and Trail Management Plan Now Available

POSTED ON: August 8, 2014

In our continuing efforts to reduce the environmental impacts from roads and trails, Marin County Parks (including the Marin County Open Space District) is releasing a revised Draft Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP). The plan includes revised measures and programs to enhance water quality, protect biological resources, and improve visitor experience and safety. Along with the revised plan, we are recirculating the Draft Tiered Program Environmental Impact Report (TPEIR) for a 45-day public comment period, as described in the Notice of Availability. Visit the RTMP webpage for more information and to view or download the revised Draft RTMP and the Draft TPEIR.

Farmland Grant Program Launched

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Efforts to protect Marin's agricultural lands received a substantial boost with the implementation of a new matching grant program funded by Measure A and administered by Marin County Parks to fund the purchase of perpetual agricultural easements throughout the county. The first grant application was approved by the Marin County Board of Supervisors on May 20, 2014 (see items 10 and 11), granting $537,000 to help acquire a perpetual agricultural conservation easement over the 623-acre Thacher Ranch located near Tomales. Read the complete news release for more information.

McNears Beach Park Now Part of the Bay Area Water Trail

POSTED ON: January 24, 2014

The California Coastal Conservancy recently selected McNears Beach Park to be part of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail, a regional trail that will eventually link all nine counties. The Water Trail program is an ongoing effort to create a network of launch and landing sites, or “trailheads”, to inspire people in human-powered boats and beachable sail craft to enjoy the historic, scenic, cultural, and environmental richness of the Bay Area. The Water Trail program is administered by the Coastal Conservancy in partnership with the Association of Bay Area Governments, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and the California Department of Boating and Waterways. Signage of McNears Beach Park’s participation as a Water Trail location will be posted soon.

Our 40th Anniversary Video Wins National Award

Posted on: September 12, 2013

Last weekend at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, the County of Marin took first place (among more than 500 entries) in the promotional video category for local governments serving a population of 140,000 or more. Celebrating 40 Years of Marin County Parks, prepared by Jerry Kay Productions, won the Savvy Award for its compelling story, excellent writing, and beautiful footage. Watch the video on the MarinGChannel

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