Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Picnic Areas Temporarily Closed at Stafford Lake Park

POSTED ON: December 18, 2014

Due to storm related damage, picnic areas #3, #4, and #5 are closed through January 2015, including the bathroom and the road to these sites. Reservations at these picnic areas will not be accepted. We hope to complete repairs by the end of January. We will announce when the sites will reopen. Thank you for your patience.

Novato Multiuse Pathway Temporarily Closed

REVISED ON: December 18, 2014

A section of the path, from the Stafford Lake Park border west to the entrance of Indian Valley Golf Club, is closed while repairs are being made to failing structures along the path. Improvements include replacement of retaining walls, new protective safety railing and repaving of the pathway tread. Construction should be complete by December 31, 2014. Traffic controls on Novato Boulevard may be necessary at times. For more information, contact Project Engineer John Avots at (415) 473-6306.  

Response to Comments Now Available

POSTED ON: December 12, 2014

The Response to Comments on the Final Tiered Program Environmental Impact Report for the Draft Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP) is now available. Please visit the RTMP/EIR webpage for more information and to read the latest memorandum prepared by the Marin County Open Space District.

Castro Park Playground to Get Upgrade

POSTED ON: December 8, 2014

The playground at Castro Park in Santa Venetia is going to be renovated. Since October, Marin County Parks has been working with CSA #18 and the local community to plan the project and gather community input. If you live in Santa Venetia, we want to hear what you think about the future playground—please take our online survey!

Road and Trail Management Plan Staff Report

POSTED ON: November 17, 2014

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) has released a staff memorandum and Analysis of Policy-Related Comments for the Parks and Open Space Commission Meeting on November 20, 2014. The Commission will consider its recommendations to the Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors on the Draft Road and Trail Management Plan and Final Tiered Program Environmental Impact Report. The addendum to the staff report provides an evaluation of comments that the MCOSD received on the policies, best management practices, decision making process, and other issues described in the Draft Road and Trail Management Plan.

Final Tiered Program Environmental Impact Report for the Road and Trail Management Plan Released

POSTED ON: November 15, 2014

In its continued efforts to complete the Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP), the Marin County Open Space District has released a Final Tiered Program Environmental Impact Report (TPEIR) for the Draft Road and Trail Management Plan. The Final TPEIR includes all comments received during the public review period for the recirculated Draft TPEIR, responses to these comments, changes to the Draft TPEIR in response to these comments, and a proposed draft project development worksheet to monitor project compliance with the RTMP. The Final TPEIR and the process for certifying the TPEIR and approving the RTMP are described in the Notice of Availability. Visit the RTMP webpage to view the Draft and Final TPEIR and the Draft RTMP.

Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Launches ONE TAM Initiative

POSTED ON: November 13, 2014

To help maintain the long-term health and preservation of Mount Tamalpais (Mt. Tam), the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC), has launched ONE TAM, an initiative to raise awareness and build community support around efforts to care for the mountain’s treasured resources. Marin County Parks is proud to be a partner of the TLC. Learn more about TLC and its ONE TAM initiative by visiting onetam.org.

Request for Proposals

POSTED ON: November 9, 2014

The Marin County Open Space District is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to develop a range of practical alternatives to restore the north end of Bolinas Lagoon and modify existing roadways to enhance wetland and riparian habitats. For more information, contact Bolinas Lagoon Project Restoration Manager Veronica C. Pearson at (415) 473- 5086.

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