Announcements

New Proposal to Reduce Wildfire Threat

Updated: March 26, 2019

In response to lessons learned from North Bay wildfires, Marin County is pursuing a variety of efforts to prepare for wildfire, including an enhanced partnership between Marin County Parks and Marin County Fire.

Parks Community Survey

Updated: February 11, 2019

Marin County Parks launched an online community survey to get feedback from local residents about the programs they enjoy, potential areas of improvement, and new priorities. The survey opened February 11, 2019 and takes only about 5 minutes to complete. The survey will be available until March 25, 2019. Results will then be summarized in a report shared with the community and the Marin County Board of Supervisors.

Year Six of Measure A Community Grants

Updated: January 17, 2019

For the sixth year, community grants administered by Marin County Parks will support local organizations that help underserved, at-risk, or vulnerable Marin residents enjoy county parks and open spaces. Local organizations are invited to apply for the grants, totaling $135,000, through February 25, 2019. Breathe/Respira grants are funded by Measure A, which was passed by Marin voters in 2012. Director Max Korten stated, "“Our community grant program is one of many steps we’re taking to ensure all Marin residents enjoy and benefit from the public lands that surround them.”

Eagle Rim Trail Project Approved

Updated: December 11, 2018

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) has approved the Eagle Rim Trail project and will begin implementation in early 2019. The project will improve existing Eagle Rim Trail in Mount Burdell Preserve through proposed realignments, constructing a lower bowl reroute, installing drainage features, decommissioning specific trails, and installing fencing and signage as needed. The improved trail will be incorporated into the MCOSD trail system as a trail designated for use by hikers and cyclists. Improvements will ensure the trail is properly drained, minimize future maintenance, improve sustainability, and enhance visitor safety. Learn more about the Eagle Rim Trail project.

Eco-Counter Visitor Use Data

Updated: November 1, 2018

Visitor use data is now available for ten Marin County open space roads and trails over the course of this year:

  • Blue Ridge Fire Road, Cascade Canyon Preserve
  • Boulder Springs Trail, Gary Giacomini Preserve
  • Fairway Trail, Camino Alto Preserve
  • Haute Lagunitas Trail, Gary Giacomini Preserve
  • Hunt Camp Trail, Gary Giacomini Preserve
  • Octopus Trail, Camino Alto Preserve
  • Piedmont Trail, Baltimore Canyon Preserve
  • Porcupine Trail, White Hill Preserve
  • Warner Canyon Trail, Blithedale Summit Preserve
  • Willis Evans Trail, Gary Giacomini Preserve