Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Paradise Beach Park Master Plan

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration


This study was prepared by Marin County Parks, as required by Marin County Environmental Review Guidelines and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The 30-day public comment period ended March 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Creating the Master Plan

Thanks to Measure A funding, Marin County Parks has prepared a comprehensive Master Plan to guide long-term design and planning for Paradise Beach Park. The new master plan includes a waterfront boardwalk, accessible pathways, enhanced native habitats, play elements, pavilions, shade structures, and more. A park master plan is a comprehensive, long-term planning document that guides the direction of park facilities, improvements, and programs. Public participation helps shape the plan and resulting projects. SWA Landscape Architects, a leading design firm committed to nature and sustainability, created the master plan with input from the public, including surveys, focus group, and community meetings.

About Paradise Beach Park 

Paradise Beach Park is a scenic 19-acre oasis tucked in the hills of the Tiburon peninsula. It offers sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and rolling lawns for picnics, group celebrations, and recreation. One of the best fishing spots in the Bay Area, Paradise pier is also a favorite location for viewing seals and sea lions. A former naval base acquired by Marin County in 1959, the park has aging infrastructure in need of renovation.