Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

We provide a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities and facilities, from boat access and ballfields to large group rental sites, a bike park, and a swimming pool. We have mini-parks for local neighborhoods as well as large-scale regional parks that can accommodate thousands of people. Use Jump to Parks, the dropdown menu on the left, to see each park’s detail page.  You can also use the interactive map, to view and learn about Marin County parks.

Hours

The majority of our parks and facilities are open during day light hours, from sunrise to sunset. The hours for McInnis, McNears Beach, Paradise Beach, Stafford Lake parks change throughout the year depending on the season and are scheduled as follows:

Sept 5 -Nov 4: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov 5 - Mar 11: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mar 12 - May 28: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
May 29 - Sept 3, 2018: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Stafford Lake Bike Park
Hours and fees are the same as Stafford Lake Park. The bike park is closed during and after some rain events and when soils are very wet. Find out about any Stafford Lake Bike Park alert and closure information by calling
(415) 473 – JUMP (5867). Only bikes are allowed. No dogs, scooters, skateboards, or motorized vehicles. Helmets are required.

McNears Beach Park Pool Hours and Fees
Open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Access fee - $5.00 per person.

Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entrance and Parking Fees

Summer fees currently are in effect. Winter fee schedule effective Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Entrance or parking fees are charged per person or per vehicle at the following parks and facilities:

PARK NAME SUMMER WINTER ALL YEAR
  Parking Fee: Vehicle** Parking Fee: Vehicle Parking Fee: Vehicle Parking Fee: Vehicle Entrance Fee: Person*** Parking Fee: Bus Parking Fee: Vehicle
  Monday / Friday Weekend / Holiday Monday / Friday Weekend / Holiday Every Day Every Day Every Day
McNears Beach Park $5 $10 $5 $5 Free $64  
Paradise Beach Park $5 $10 $5 $5 Free $64  
Stafford Lake Park $5 $10 $5 $5 Free $64  
Black Point Boat Launch             $5
Miller Boat Launch             $5

** vehicle parking fee is for each vehicle

*** per person by foot, on bike, or by boat

Note: Holiday rates apply on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day at McNears Beach, Paradise Beach, and Stafford Lake parks.

Annual Park Pass

Our annual park pass provides access to all Marin County parks and facilities that charge an entrance or parking fee. The pass is valid for one year, beginning from the date of sale, and is $90.00 for the general public and $40.00 for disabled individuals and those 65 and over. The pass admits the holder when entering on foot, by bike, by water vessel, or by non-commercial vehicle (including up to 12 passengers). To purchase a pass call (415) 473-6387 or visit our office Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 260, in San Rafael.

Visit Parks for Free

Measure A Days
Entry and parking is free the first Saturday of the month at all Marin County parks, including McNears Beach, Paradise Beach, Stafford Lake, and Black Point and Miller boat launches. Free Measure A Days continue through 2017: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 2.

Library Park Pass
If you have a library card, you can check out a free park pass from any Marin County Free Library. These libraries offer the pass: Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Inverness, Marin City, Novato, Point Reyes, South Novato, Stinson Beach, and the mobile Bookmobile that visits other areas of Marin. The pass, which hangs from the rear view mirror of a car, can be checked out for one week at a time. Contact your local library for more information.

Group Use

Group use is subject to prior reservations, conditions, and charges. Groups of 20 or more participants, whether formally organized or not, must obtain prior written approval from the department before using Marin County parks and facilities. If you have questions, contact us at (415) 473-6387. To make reservations at one of our parks, you can visit parks reservation or call our parks reservations hotline at (415) 473-6388. During our winter season (Oct 15, 2017 – Apr 29, 2018), park reservation fees are half off! It’s a great time to visit our parks with family, friends, groups, business gatherings, and more.

Additional Information

For inquiries concerning the use of a power-driven mobility device on a County trail, pursuant to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, § 35.137, Mobility Devices, please contact Principal Planner Steve Petterle at (415) 473-6394.

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We have parks all over the county, and they're easily located using our interactive map. If you would like to download a map of both parks and preserves, we also have a PDF maps for your convenience. To view access points to our parks and facilities, or to get directions from your location, please use the Marin County Parks Google map below: