Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Annual Report Now Available

POSTED ON: March 3, 2016

The Marin County Parks Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2014-15 is now available. Measure A (otherwise known as the Marin Parks, Open Space, and Farmland Preservation Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance) is a one-quarter cent retail transactions and use tax passed by voters in November 2012 to care for Marin’s existing parks and open spaces, support regional community parks projects and programs, and further farmland preservation. The annual report provides a broad overview of department goals and achievements. It covers budgets and expenditures; important planning, acquisition, maintenance, and improvement projects; staff functions; and describes Measure A expenditures within the context of department work as a whole. The report meets annual reporting requirements.

2015 Annual Report for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Now Available

POSTED ON: February 25, 2016

The Marin County Parks 2015 IPM Annual Report is available on the IPM webpage and will also be circulated at the March 1 Board of Supervisors meeting. Among other topics, the report highlights achievements, partnerships, and a concerted effort to reduce chemical use. Of the 147 parks and County facilities maintained by Marin County Parks (ranging from traffic medians to roads to the Marin County Civic Center), 126 were managed without the use of pesticides. Additionally, volunteers provided nearly 8,000 hours out of 37,000 total hours of labor to physically eradicate invasive vegetation such as French broom, Scotch broom, thistles, fennel, and non-native grasses.

We’re Hiring Lifeguards for McNears Beach Park

POSTED ON: February 18, 2016

Even though it is still winter, it is not too early to plan for summer and the pool season! Lifeguard positions are currently open at McNears Beach Park pool in San Rafael. The pool is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm for recreational swimming between May and the beginning of September. Lifeguards can expect to work between 2 to 5 days per week. Flexible schedules will be considered. The hourly range is $13.74 to $16.04.

Minimum qualifications include possession of required certificates and courses: Public Safety Personnel First Aid, Lifeguarding, BLS:CPR, and successful completion of an approved course in responding to emergencies. Highly desirable candidates also possess a Water Safety Instructor certificate, have previous lifeguard experience in a pool open to the public for recreational swimming, and have bilingual skills in English/Spanish.

Interested individuals without valid certificates may contact Kevin O'Donoghue at (415) 446-4424. Marin County Parks may provide lifeguard certification training at no cost. Applicants may be subject to a background investigation and fingerprinting. Successful candidates must pass a pre-placement physical examination.

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