Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Draft 2017 Road and Trail Work Plan Announced

POSTED ON: February 14, 2017

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) has released its draft 2017 Road and Trail Work Plan. The project list identifies proposed road and trail work for late spring and fall 2017. MCOSD welcomes public input on proposed projects.

FY 2015-16 Annual Report Now Available

POSTED ON: February 14, 2017

Marin County Parks Annual Report provides an overview of the department’s goals and achievements in fiscal year 2015-16. It highlights key projects accomplished during the fiscal year and summarizes Parks’ annual budget, detailing Measure A expenditures. Measure A provides resources to support Marin County parks and open spaces, regional community park projects, and farmland preservation in Marin. Measure A’s one-quarter cent retail transaction and use tax was passed by voters in November 2012. You can also read the annual report in Spanish.

Open for Comment: Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for Paradise Beach Park Master Plan

POSTED ON: February 13, 2017

The public is invited to comment on the Initial Study for the Paradise Beach Park Master Plan. The 30-day public comment period begins February 13, 2017 and closes March 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. The environmental study was prepared by Marin County Parks, per Marin County Environmental Review Guidelines and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Master Plan will guide long-term design and planning for Paradise Beach Park, including updating aging infrastructure.

Open for Comment: Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for McNears Beach Park Master Plan

POSTED ON: February 6, 2017

The public is invited to comment on the Initial Study for the McNears Beach Park Master Plan. The 30-day public comment period begins February 6, 2017 and closes March 7, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. The environmental study was prepared by Marin County Parks, per Marin County Environmental Review Guidelines and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Master Plan will guide long-term design and planning for McNears Beach Park, including updating aging infrastructure.

Check Out a Library Parks Pass

POSTED ON: December 19, 2016

If you have a Marin County library card, you can check out a Marin County parks pass. The parks pass covers free entry and parking for McNears Beach Park, Paradise Beach Park, Stafford Lake Park, Black Point Boat Launch, and Miller Point Boat Launch. It can be checked out for one week at a time.

Parks passes are available at all ten Marin County free libraries: Civic Center, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Inverness, Marin City, Novato, Point Reyes, South Novato, and Stinson Beach. The library’s traveling Bookmobile also offers the passes.

For more information about checking out a parks pass, call or visit your nearest Marin County Free Library.

Visitor Use Study Now Available

POSTED ON: May 12, 2016

A Visitor Use Study was conducted between September through November 2015 to broadly understand visitors and improve visitor services. Experts at San Francisco State University helped implement the study. The results provide a snapshot in time of visitor demographics and preferences as well as visitation barriers that exist for underrepresented groups. Key takeaways are described in a One-Page Summary. Additionally, two focus groups were held to understand interests, barriers, and needs of two growing populations in Marin that are typically underrepresented in our public lands. Study findings between paths, parks, and preserves are summarized in a table. The Visitor Study Report is also available at all 11 branches in the county library system, at the Marin Civic Center, Suite 260, and at the Lucas Valley and regional park field offices

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