Open Space District to Buy Sky Ranch
POSTED ON: April 29, 2015
Sky Ranch, a picturesque 16.2-acre property that straddles Fairfax and San Anselmo, will become part of the Bald Hill Open Space Preserve owned and managed by the Marin County Open Space District. The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal for the district to purchase the former equestrian boarding facility for $630,000 at its April 28 meeting. The MCOSD will use $330,000 from Measure A funding reserves and has applied for a grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy for the $300,000 balance. The Conservancy already has indicated support for the project and its board plans to review the grant application in June.
Scooters Allowed Full Time at McInnis Skatepark
POSTED ON: February 26, 2015
Effective March 15, 2015 nonmotorized scooters will be allowed during all hours of operation at the McInnis Skatepark. Prior to this date, scooters were only allowed until 1pm and all day on Wednesdays. The expansion of hours is in response to changing use patterns over the last several years with a growth in the number of scooter riders. Additionally, a skatepark ambassador program has been launched to collaborate with users on safety and etiquette issues at the park. For more information, read the news release.
Board of Supervisors Approves Marin County Park Fee Changes
POSTED ON: February 24, 2015
The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a new fee schedule for county parks at a public hearing on February 24, 2015. The proposed fee schedule reflects an overall decrease in fees charged for visitor use at county parks. View the following documents for detailed information on these fee changes: Staff Report; Attachment; and Draft Resolution.
Final Road and Trail Management Plan Released
POSTED ON: February 2, 2015
The Marin County Open Space District has released the Final Road and Trail Management Plan. To view the Final RTMP and for more information about the project, visit the RTMP webpage. To request a printed Final RTMP, please contact James Raives by email or at (415) 473-3745. High-resolution digital files on flash drive are available for free or $2.00 to ship and the printed Final RTMP is available for $34.00 or $40.00 to ship.
Input Sought on Master Plans for Three Marin Parks
POSTED ON: January 14, 2015
Marin County Parks is soliciting input and providing opportunities for interested persons to help shape the future of McNears Beach Park in San Rafael, Paradise Beach Park in Tiburon, and Stafford Lake Park in Novato. Made possible due to Measure A funding, master plans for the three parks are in the beginning phases. There are a variety of ways for members of the public to learn more and get involved. In particular, members of the public are now invited to attend a community workshop (dates soon to be released). In addition, online surveys for any or all of the three parks being master planned are available on the Marin County Parks website. Either or both are simple ways to participate.
Marin County Parks Annual Report Now Available
POSTED ON: January 13, 2015
The first Marin County Parks Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14 is now available online. The annual report provides a broad overview of department budgets; expenditures; important planning, acquisition, maintenance and capital improvement projects; staff functions; and describes Measure A expenditures within the context of department work as a whole. Measure A 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 report meets Measure A annual reporting requirements. The report is also available in print format the Marin Civic Center.
List of Marin County Park's Network Now Available
POSTED ON: January 13, 2015
Marin County Parks doesn’t care for the county’s parks and open spaces alone. A new list of agencies, organizations, and advisory boards with which we are engaged is now available online. Whether volunteering, engaged in our planning and projects, providing funding, connecting us with new opportunities, providing us with new information, or collaborating to increase the capacity of services our department provides, our network of organizations and individuals elevates our ability to care for our public lands at a level we couldn’t achieve alone. We would also like to extend our thanks to the hundreds of individuals, unaffiliated with any organization, that take the time to engage with and support Marin County Parks.
Castro Park Playground to Get Upgrade
POSTED ON: December 8, 2014
The playground at Castro Park in Santa Venetia is going to be renovated. Since October, Marin County Parks has been working with CSA #18 and the local community to plan the project and gather community input. If you live in Santa Venetia, we want to hear what you think about the future playground—please take our online survey!