Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Stafford Lake Park Master Plan

What is a Master Plan?

Made possible because of Measure A funding, a new master plan for Stafford Lake Park is underway. A park master plan is a comprehensive, long-term planning document that guides the future direction of park facilities, improvements, and programs. Public participation in this project is important to us, and will help our landscape architects and other staff detail and shape the kinds of facilities and recreational opportunities the community wants and needs now, and to forecast future trends.

Stafford Lake Park

In June 2014, Marin County Parks contracted with RHAA, renowned landscape architects and planners in Mill Valley, for development of a new master plan for Stafford Lake Park in Novato. The 139-acre park represents the largest upland area in the lineup of our park and is also unique in its rural setting. The park currently has opportunities for fishing, group picnicking, large events up to 5,000 people, hiking, disk golf, and in late 2016 a new nature adventure playground including a zipline was completed.

Public Engagement

We hosted community workshops on Oct 15, 2014 and July 8, 2015. The community workshops were held to solicit public input and provide information about future opportunities to get involved in shaping the future of Stafford Lake Park.