Parks & Preserves

Find your next adventure. There are 16,000 beautiful acres to explore.

65 locations in Marin County sorted by most popular

McInnis Park

McInnis Park
Play golf, tennis, softball or soccer at 450-acre McInnis Park. It's also home to an award-winning skatepark, and nature trails that run along San Pablo Bay wetlands.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Fish, Golf, Hike, Kayak Canoe, Pickleball, Skate boarding, Softball Soccer, Tennis
Amenities: BBQs, Drinking Fountains, Group Picnic Areas, Lawn Turf, Parking, Restroom, Tennis Courts, Wheelchair Friendly

McNears Beach

McNears Beach Park
55 acres of parkland along San Pablo Bay offers gorgeous views, group picnic areas, fishing pier, and summer swimming pool with snack bar.
Activities: Bike, Fish, Hike, Kayak Canoe, Swim, Tennis, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: BBQs, Beach, Benches, Drinking Fountains, Fishing Pier, Group Picnic Areas, Lawn Turf, Parking, Picnic Tables, Playground, Pool, Restroom, Tennis Courts, Volleyball Courts, Wheelchair Friendly

Mill Valley Pathway

Mill Valley Sausalito Pathway
The 3.7 mile multiuse Mill Valley/Sausalito Pathway winds through scenic wetlands, connecting Mill Valley and Sausalito, .
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Hike, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Restroom

Paradise Beach Park

Kayaks near Paradise Beach pier
This 19-acre park in Tiburon features sweeping Bay views, rolling hillsides, and a redwood grove. Picnic, play horseshoes, launch a kayak, or go fish.
Activities: Fish, Hike, Kayak Canoe, Swim, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: BBQs, Beach, Drinking Fountains, Fishing Pier, Group Picnic Areas, Lawn Turf, Parking, Picnic Tables, Restroom

Stafford Lake Bike Park

Stafford Lake Bike Park
A scenic, fun, and challenging course for bikers at all levels, Stafford Lake Bike Park features a kids zone, pump track, dual slalom, and progression jump course.
Activities: Bike
Amenities: Drinking Fountains, Parking, Restroom

Stafford Lake Park

Stafford Lake Park
This 139-acre waterfront park has a hammock village, large group picnic areas, an adventure playground, and the Terwilliger nature trail. Play volleyball, disc golf, or lawn games. It's also home to Stafford Lake Bike Park.
Activities: Bike, Fish, Hike, Kids Playground
Amenities: BBQs, Drinking Fountains, Group Picnic Areas, Lawn Turf, Restroom

Baltimore Canyon Preserve

Baltimore Canyon Preserve
Enjoy a peaceful canyon filled with stately trees and a spectacular rainy season waterfall at this 193-acre preserve.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Bolinas Lagoon Preserve

Bolinas Lagoon Preserve
This 1,100-acre tidal estuary is a wetland of national importance. Located near charming Bolinas village, it draws thousands of water birds, harbor seals, and other wildlife.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Fish, Hike, Kayak Canoe

Indian Tree Preserve

Indian Tree Preserve
In a quiet section of Novato, 242-acre Indian Tree Preserve offers tall stands of redwoods, fields of ferns, and stunning views. Equestrians enjoy the horse/hiker only trails here.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Indian Valley Preserve

Indian Valley Preserve
This 558-acre preserve wraps around College of Marin's Indian Valley campus. Explore shaded forests, a frog pond, and a seasonal waterfall.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Fish, Hike, Horseback Riding

Loma Alta Preserve

Mist over Loma Alta ridgeline
Climbing to 1592 feet, Loma Alta Preserve has one of the highest outlooks in Marin. Its ridgelines bridge Marin's four major watersheds.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Mount Burdell Preserve

Mount Burdell Preserve
At 1627 acres, this is Marin County's largest open space preserve. The oak-studded mountain, rich in history, reaches 1,558 feet in elevation.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Old Saint Hilary's Preserve

Old Saint Hilary's Preserve
Enjoy panoramic views of the Tiburon peninsula from the top of 122-acre Old Saint Hilary's. A historic church graces the southern slope.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Ring Mountain Preserve

Ring Mountain Preserve
367-acre Ring Mountain Preserve is a scenic gem between Corte Madera and Tiburon, with rare plants found nowhere else in the world.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Hike, Horseback Riding

Rush Creek Preserve

Rush Creek
Bordering rich wetland habitat, a 522-acre Novato preserve with a wide, level road and gentle climbing trails welcomes bird watchers, hikers, bikers, dog walkers, and equestrians.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Hike, Horseback Riding

Tiburon Ridge Preserve

Tiburon Ridge Preserve
This 15-acre preserve sits above Highway 101 at the western edge of the Tiburon Peninsula.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Agate Beach

Agate Beach Park
Part of Duxbury Reef Marine Reserve near Bolinas, Agate Beach offers tide pools filled with marine life and ocean views to the Farallon Islands.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Swim, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches, Parking, Restroom

Black Point Boat Launch

Black Point Boat Launch
Launch your craft into the Petaluma River from a single-lane ramp and dock In east Novato. It's also a popular spot for anglers who fish from the dock.
Activities: Boat, Dogs On Leash, Fish, Kayak Canoe, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Parking, Picnic Tables, Restroom

Chicken Ranch Beach

Chicken Ranch Beach
Sun, swim, or launch a kayak from serene shore on Tomales Bay.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Kayak Canoe, Swim
Amenities: Beach, Benches, Parking, Restroom

Hal Brown Park

Hal Brown Park
This 26-acre park in Greenbrae has views of Creekside marsh, kids playgrounds, a healing garden, and a meditative labyrinth.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Kids Playground, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Lawn Turf, Picnic Tables, Restroom

Lagoon Park

Lagoon Park
Part of the Marin Civic Center complex designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this 10-acre waterfront park in San Rafael includes a playground and petanque court.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Fish, Kids Playground, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Lawn Turf, Picnic Tables, Restroom

Lucas Valley Park

Lucas Valley Park
Tucked near Rotary Valley Senior Village, this small park offers a flat, paved walking loop through grasslands dotted with heritage oaks.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches, Parking

McInnis Skatepark

McInnis Skatepark
Bring your skateboard, inline skates, or nonmotorized scooter to McInnis Skatepark. It has 25,000 square feet of features for all skill levels.
Activities: Skate boarding
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Restroom

Miller Boat Launch

Miller Boat Launch
Launch a boat into Tomales Bay from a two-lane ramp. Boaters can park overnight. Anglers fish from the dock for bass, perch, rock fish, and crab
Activities: Boat, Dogs On Leash, Fish, Kayak Canoe, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Parking, Restroom

Upton Beach

Upton Beach
Upton Beach is a four-acre stretch of wide beachfront along the Pacific coast, adjacent to Stinson Beach.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Kayak Canoe, Swim
Amenities: Beach

Whitehouse Pool

Whitehouse Pool
22-acre Whitehouse Pool near Inverness offers a beautiful trail along Papermill Creek, for peaceful strolls, picnics, and bird watching.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Kayak Canoe
Amenities: Benches, Parking, Restroom

Alto Bowl Preserve

Alto Bowl Preserve
A 37-acre preserve in Mill Valley features views of Horse Hill and multiuse trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Bald Hill Preserve

Bald Hill Preserve
Bald Hill features grassy slopes, stands of bay, madrone and oak trees, spring wildflowers, and scenic views from a 1,141 foot summit.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Hike, Horseback Riding

Cascade Canyon Preserve

Cascade Canyon Preserve
See unusual native plants, diverse creekside woodlands, and a dramatic rainy season waterfall at Cascade Canyon Preserve, which has 504 acres of pristine habitat.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Hike, Horseback Riding

Gary Giacomini Preserve

Gary Giacomini Preserve
Escape into true wilderness at 1500-acre Gary Giacomini Preserve, with pristine forests and a windswept ridge near Forest Knolls, CA.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Horse Hill Preserve

Horse Hill Preserve
50-acre Horse Hill adjoins Alto Bowl Preserve in Mill Valley. The sight of horses grazing peacefully on this grassy hillside has been a landmark for decades.
Activities: Bike, Dogs Voice Control, Dogs On Leash, Hike, Horseback Riding

Ignacio Valley Preserve

Ignacio Valley Preserve
This 450-acre preserve is part of 3000 acres of contiguous open space in Novato. Climb to Big Rock Ridge, the second highest peak in Marin.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

King Mountain Preserve

King Mountain Preserve
Near the main streets of Larkspur, this 108-acre preserve links three open space parcels that rise around the town.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Loma Verde Preserve

Loma Verde Preserve
This 320-acre preserve is part of 3000 acres of contiguous open space in Novato. Climb to scenic Big Rock Ridge, 2nd highest peak in Marin.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Lucas Valley Preserve

Lucas Valley Preserve
1271-acre Lucas Valley Preserve rises to one of the prettiest vantage points in Marin. On a clear day at the top see panoramic views of the Bay Area.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Pacheco Valle Preserve

Pacheco Valle Preserve
Adjacent to Loma Verde, Ignacio Valley, and Marinwood open space lands, 519-acre Pacheco Valle connects 3000 wildland acres.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Roy's Redwoods Preserve

Roy's Redwoods Preserve
Primeval groves of bay and redwood trees are the star attraction at this 293-acre preserve near San Geronimo.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

San Pedro Mountain

San Pedro Mountain Preserve
This heavily forested 373-acre preserve adjoins City of San Rafael's Henry Barbier Park and China Camp State Park.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Horseback Riding

Santa Margarita Island

Santa Margarita Island Preserve
Nestled near Santa Venetia, the 4-acre island is an oasis of shady woodland surrounded by tidal marsh habitat.
Activities: Fish, Hike, Horseback Riding, Kayak Canoe

Terra Linda Preserve

Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Preserve
The hills of this 1172 acre preserve ring central San Rafael neighborhoods with open grassland and broadleaf forest.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

White Hill Preserve

White Hill Preserve
390-acre White Hill Preserve in Fairfax adjoins Cascade Canyon, Gary Giacomini, and Loma Alta preserves. The summit rises to 1,430 feet.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Adrian Rosal Park

Adrian Rosal Park
A Santa Venetia greenway invites neighbors to picnic, play, exercise, and relax.
Activities: Dogs On Leash
Amenities: BBQs, Benches, Drinking Fountains, Lawn Turf, Picnic Tables, Wheelchair Friendly

Bayside Park

Bayside Park
Enjoy shady trees, waterfront breezes, and views across San Rafael Bay at a central Marin pocket park.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches

Cal Park Tunnel Pathway

Cal Park Pathway
The 1-mile pathway cuts through the hill separating San Rafael from the Larkspur ferry terminal.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Hike, Wheelchair Accessible

Corte Madera Pathway

Corte Madera Pathway
This 3.5 mile multiuse pathway travels along Corte Madera Creek from Larkspur to Ross.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Hike, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains

Point Reyes Playground

Point Reyes Playground
Also known as Toby’s Community Park, this mini-park provides a greenway where local residents and tourists picnic and play.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Kids Playground
Amenities: BBQs, Benches, Drinking Fountains, Parking, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Wheelchair Friendly

Pueblo Park

Pueblo Park
Try a game of basketball, pickleball, or tennis at a 2-acre Santa Venetia park. Or just kick back and relax.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Kids Playground, Pickleball, Tennis
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Lawn Turf, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Wheelchair Friendly

Tiburon Uplands

Tiburon Uplands
Adjacent to Old Saint Hilary's, Tiburon Uplands is a 24-acre undeveloped woodland with scenic views at the ridgeline.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike
Amenities: Benches

Village Green Park

Village Green Park
The unofficial town square of Stinson Beach, this 2-acre park invites local residents and tourists to picnic, play, and relax.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Kids Playground, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Lawn Turf, Picnic Tables, Restroom

Blithedale Summit Preserve

Blithedale Summit Preserve
Blithedale Summit is the largest (639 acres) in a chain of preserves across the north ridge of Mount Tam between Mill Valley and Corte Madera.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Bothin Marsh Preserve

Bothin Marsh
The tidal wetland in 106-acre Bothin Marsh is a reminder of the vast salt marshes that once surrounded San Francisco Bay.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Fish, Hike, Kayak Canoe

Camino Alto Preserve

Camino Alto Preserve
Find grasslands, oak woodlands, and stands of redwood and Douglas fir in 170 acres of Mill Valley open space.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Deer Island Preserve

Deer Island Preserve
A 154-acre preserve rising over surrounding wetlands, the oak-dotted preserve provides a peaceful escape to visitors from nearby Novato neighborhoods.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike, Horseback Riding

Little Mountain Preserve

Little Mountain Preserve
This 214-acre preserve near the center of Novato has oak-studded grasslands on its south slope, and forest woodlands on the north side.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Verissimo Hills Preserve

Verissimo Hills Preserve
A greenbelt ridge between two developed valleys in western Novato, the 115-acre preserve connects to open land running to the ocean.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Aramburu Island

Aerial view of Aramburu Island
A 17-acre man-made atoll in Richardson Bay has been transformed into a sustainable habitat for migratory and resident birds.

Bolinas Park

Bolinas Park
One acre with ocean views, Bolinas Park is walking distance from the charming seaside village.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Pickleball, Tennis
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Lawn Turf, Restroom

Candy's Park

Candy's Park
This small pocket park provides a gated kids playground and picnic area for the surrounding Santa Venetia neighborhood.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Kids Playground, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Lawn Turf, Picnic Tables, Playground

Castro Park

Castro Park
Bring the family to play and relax at a 1.4 acre neighborhood park in Santa Veneta.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Kids Playground
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Lawn Turf, Picnic Tables, Volleyball Courts

Charles F. McGlashan Pathway

McGlashan Pathway
Running along Coyote Creek, the .6 mile pathway connects to the Mill Valley/Sausalito Pathway at its eastern end.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Hike, Wheelchair Accessible

Forest Knolls Park

Forest Knolls Park
Forest Knolls families bring kids here to picnic and play.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Kids Playground, Wheelchair Accessible
Amenities: Benches, Drinking Fountains, Picnic Tables, Restroom

Vince Mulroy Reserve

Vince Mulroy
64 acres of secluded oak woodland near Petaluma Point in Novato preserves habitat for birds and wildlife.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike
Amenities: Benches

French Ranch Preserve

French Ranch Preserve
This 403-acre preserve near Forest Knolls is an important part of the Lagunitas Creek watershed.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Hike, Horseback Riding

Maurice Thorner Preserve

Maurice Thorner Memorial Preserve
Find abundant wildflowers and butterflies here in spring and summer. The 33-acre Nicasio preserve is named for a Marin lawyer who fought against the internment of Japanese-Americans that took place during WWII.
Activities: Dogs On Leash, Hike

Santa Venetia Marsh

Santa Venetia Marsh
33-acre Santa Venetia Marsh is a part of the Las Gallinas Creek delta–the endpoint of a watershed flowing from Terra Linda's valleys.
Activities: Bike, Dogs On Leash, Dogs Voice Control, Fish, Hike, Horseback Riding, Kayak Canoe