Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Board of Supervisors Moves Forward With
San Geronimo Property Acquisition

POSTED ON: November 15, 2017

At its November 14 meeting, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a purchase agreement for the 157-acre San Geronimo Golf Course. The property’s price, set by the purchase agreement and based on professional appraisals, is $8.85 million. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land (TPL) will assume ownership of the property in December, at which time Parks will take over day-to-day land management, maintenance, and operations responsibilities. As established in the purchase and sale agreement, TPL will sell the property to the County by mid-December 2018. Community planning and visioning workshops about the property could begin as soon as early 2018. Proposed future uses would then need to be approved by the Marin County Board of Supervisors. For more information, view the Board meeting video or read the November 15 news release..

Board of Supervisors Meets About
San Geronimo Property Acquisition

POSTED ON: November 9, 2017

On Tuesday, November 14, the Marin County Board of Supervisors plans to decide whether the County of Marin will move forward with the possible acquisition of the 157-acre San Geronimo Golf Course. The public hearing will start with a staff presentation and be followed by questions from the Board, public feedback and a possible Board vote. Due to other agenda items scheduled for Board review on November 14, the property acquisition item will not be heard until 2:15 p.m. or later. For more information, including links to the meeting agenda, staff board letter, press release, and FAQ, visit Marin County Parks San Geronimo property acquisition webpage..

Parks, MALT, and Private Donor Partner to Preserve Open Space in Lucas Valley

POSTED ON: November 8, 2017

The Marin County Open Space District is working with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Luiz Ranch, Inc. to create a 1,000-acre agricultural conservation easement that will preserve the agricultural and open space character of Marin. The Open Space District owns two adjacent easements over private property registered with Luiz Ranch, Inc. In late 2016, Luiz Ranch, Inc. approached the Open Space District and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) with a proposal to donate 240 additional acres and connect it to the two existing easements. The proposal goes before the Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors on November 14. For more information read the County of Marin press release.

County Interested in San Geronimo Property Acquisition

POSTED ON: September 25, 2017

The County of Marin has expressed interest in acquiring 157-acre San Geronimo Golf Course, with the help of The Trust For Public Land, a national nonprofit conservation organization. This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the County to acquire a large property in the heart of Marin and preserve the land for park and public uses. The County's decision to acquire the property requires the Marin County Board of Supervisors' approval in open public session. For more information visit the Parks information page and FAQ.

Region Four Road and Trail Designation

POSTED ON: September 6, 2017

After careful evaluation of public comments, the Marin County Open Space District has approved the Region 4 road and trail designation. Region 4 includes Deer Island, Indian Tree, Little Mountain, Mount Burdell, Rush Creek, and Verissimo Hill Preserves. Based on the Road & Trail Management Plan, the map of the approved designation is the foundation for a more sustainable, environmentally sound, and enjoyable trail system that will evolve over time
in Region 4. More information, including the Designation Map and Use Map, is available on the Road & Trail System Designation webpage.

Hunt Camp Trail Proposal Approved

POSTED ON: June 7, 2017

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) has accepted the proposal to improve the Hunt Camp Trail in Gary Giacomini Preserve, and incorporate it into the MCOSD trail system as a hiker/biker trail. The proposal includes two reroutes on Upper Hunt Camp and the installation of wet crossings and drainage improvements. The project description was circulated for a 30-day administrative comment period from April 13 to May 15, 2017. A total of 134 public comments were received, with the majority favoring the proposed change. The project will now be evaluated pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Check Out a Library Parks Pass

POSTED ON: April 6, 2017

If you have a Marin County library card, you can check out a Marin County parks pass. The parks pass covers free entry and parking for McNears Beach Park, Paradise Beach Park, Stafford Lake Park, Black Point Boat Launch, and Miller Point Boat Launch. It can be checked out for one week at a time.

Parks passes are available at all ten Marin County free libraries: Civic Center, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Inverness, Marin City, Novato, Point Reyes, South Novato, and Stinson Beach. The library’s traveling Bookmobile also offers the passes.

For more information about checking out a parks pass, call or visit your nearest Marin County Free Library.

Draft 2017 Road and Trail Work Plan Announced

POSTED ON: February 14, 2017

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) has released its draft 2017 Road and Trail Work Plan. The project list identifies proposed road and trail work for late spring and fall 2017. MCOSD welcomes public input on proposed projects.

FY 2015-16 Annual Report Now Available

POSTED ON: February 14, 2017

Marin County Parks Annual Report provides an overview of the department’s goals and achievements in fiscal year 2015-16. It highlights key projects accomplished during the fiscal year and summarizes Parks’ annual budget, detailing Measure A expenditures. Measure A provides resources to support Marin County parks and open spaces, regional community park projects, and farmland preservation in Marin. Measure A’s one-quarter cent retail transaction and use tax was passed by voters in November 2012. You can also read the annual report in Spanish.

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