Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Park Watch

Park Watch is for individuals who want to adopt one or more parks or recreational facilities. The ideal person is a local community member willing to make a long-term commitment and is interested in maintaining, monitoring, and reporting about facility conditions. Budget and staffing reductions have affected our daily operations. Park Watch is one way we can support our service delivery, as Park Watch Stewards give us the extra eyes and ears we need to make sure our parks and facilities remain safe and in good condition.

Though we welcome assistance wherever you can provide it, we really need Park Stewards at our West Marin and coastal sites including Agate Beach, Bolinas Park, Chicken Ranch Beach, Forest Knolls Park, Inkwells, Miller Park Boat Launch, Point Reyes Playground, Upton Beach, Vedanta Trail, and White House Pool. Check out the Park Steward Job Description for more details. Park Stewards must complete a volunteer application and schedule an interview with staff. If we determine you are good candidate, you will be required to complete field training with Park Ranger staff.

If you want to learn more about becoming a Park Steward and find out about available assignments, contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirk Schroeder at or (415) 473-2823.