Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

We provide outdoor recreation opportunities and facilities of all kinds—from boat access and ballfields to large group rental sites and a swimming pool. Our parks range in size from mini-parks that serve local neighborhoods to large-scale regional parks that serve thousands of people with a wide variety of amenities and facilities.

If you know the name of the park you want to visit or learn about, use the Jump to Parks (dropdown menu to the left) feature to get that park’s detail page.  You can also use the interactive map, to view and learn about all parks.


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, and Stafford Lake parks change throughout the year depending on the season and are scheduled as follows:

Through March 7, 2015: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 8 - May 23: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
May 24 - September 12: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
September 13 - October 31: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
November 1 - March 11, 2016: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

McNears Beach Park Pool Hours

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 effective Monday, May, 1 2015; winter fees effective Thursday, October 15, 2015. Reduced and new fees go into effect on July 1, 2015. Read the full story.

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

  Parking Fee: Vehicle** Parking Fee: Vehicle Parking Fee: Vehicle Parking Fee: Vehicle Entrance Fee: Person*** Parking Fee: Bus Parking Fee: Vehicle
  Monday / Thursday Weekend / Holiday Monday / Thursday Weekend / Holiday Every Day Every Day Every Day
McNears Beach Park $8 $10 $5 $5 $2 $60  
Paradise Beach Park $8 $10 $5 $5 $2 $60  
Stafford Lake Park $5 $10 $5 $5 $2 $60  
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 is available to the general public and provides access to and use of 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 $85.00 for the general public and $38.00 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). The pass can be obtained by calling (415) 473-6387 or by visiting our administrative office (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 260 in San Rafael.

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.

Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices

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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Park Locations

We have parks all over the county, and they're easily located using our interactive map.

For those who'd like to download a map of both parks and preserves, we also have a PDF 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: