Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Skateboards and Scooters

POSTED ON: September 30, 2014

Marin County Parks will host a public meeting on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the skate park picnic tables. We want to hear from skate park users and visitors and discuss how to best manage the continued shared use of the skate park between skateboarders and scooter riders. Since our last public meeting, use has increased and changed. The purpose of this meeting is to give users a chance to weigh in. Your feedback will help ensure that our skate park policies and rules match use and keep the skate park safe, fun, and accessible to all. For more information, click “events calendar” (on the left), locate the event, and click event for details.

Pathway Closures

REVISED ON: September 24, 2014

Corte Madera Creek Pathway: A section of the path from Bon Air Road in Larkspur to Stadium Way in Kentfield will temporarily close on October 1, 2014 while the Ross Valley Sanitary District repairs a section of culvert. Construction should be complete by October 15, 2014. Detour routes will be in place and the footbridge at Stadium Way will remain open. For more information, visit the RVSD website (see Berens Slough Culvert - Kentfield) or contact RVSD Engineer Randell Y. Ishii at (415) 259-2949.

Novato Pathway: A section of the path from the entrance to the Indian Valley Golf Club to the Stafford Lake Park border will temporarily close on September 8, 2014 while the Marin County Department of Public Works repairs two damaged sites on the path. Repairs include slope improvements, reconstruction of retaining walls, and new protective safety fencing. Construction should be complete in mid-October, 2014. Traffic controls on Novato Boulevard may be necessary at times. For more information, contact Assistant Engineer John Avots at JAvots@marincounty.org or (415) 473-6306.

McNears Beach Park Now Part of the Bay Area Water Trail

POSTED ON: January 24, 2014

The California Coastal Conservancy recently selected McNears Beach Park to be part of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail, a regional trail that will eventually link all nine counties. The Water Trail program is an ongoing effort to create a network of launch and landing sites, or “trailheads”, to inspire people in human-powered boats and beachable sail craft to enjoy the historic, scenic, cultural, and environmental richness of the Bay Area. The Water Trail program is administered by the Coastal Conservancy in partnership with the Association of Bay Area Governments, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and the California Department of Boating and Waterways. Signage of McNears Beach Park’s participation as a Water Trail location will be posted soon.

Our 40th Anniversary Video Wins National Award

Posted on: September 12, 2013

Last weekend at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, the County of Marin took first place (among more than 500 entries) in the promotional video category for local governments serving a population of 140,000 or more. Celebrating 40 Years of Marin County Parks, prepared by Jerry Kay Productions, won the Savvy Award for its compelling story, excellent writing, and beautiful footage. Watch the video on the MarinGChannel

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