Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Pathway Projects

REVISED ON: October 15, 2014

Corte Madera Creek Pathway: Reopened to public use on October 15, following successful culvert repairs by the Ross Valley Sanitary District.

Novato Pathway: A section of the path east of the entrance to the Indian Valley Golf Club to the Stafford Lake Park border will temporarily close on September 8, 2014 while repairs are made to failing structures along the path. Repairs include replacement of retaining walls, new protective safety railing and repaving of the pathway tread. Construction should be complete by the end of October 2014. Traffic controls on Novato Boulevard may be necessary at times. For more information, contact Project Engineer John Avots at 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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