Projects & Plans

Learn about the work we do managing 16,000 acres of parks and open space.

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Bat Monitoring

Brown bat flying above water
Land and Habitat Restoration
County-wide

A collaborative multi-year project to research bats in Marin County.

UPDATED: August 2, 2019

This project is in its third year of data collection.

Learn about the Bat Monitoring

Funded by Measure A

Bowman Canyon Area

Road and Trail Management
Mount Burdell Preserve

A 167-acre acquisition expands Mount Burdell Preserve.

UPDATED: July 22, 2019

This project is in first phase of assessment.

Learn about the Bowman Canyon Area

Funded by Measure A

Redwoods Restoration

Redwood forest
Road and Trail Management
Roy's Redwoods

Developing a comprehensive analysis to preserve a unique redwood forest.

UPDATED: July 22, 2019

This project is in the planning phase.

Learn about the Redwoods Restoration

Funded by Measure A

Ponti Ridge

Scenic view from Ponti Ridge
Road and Trail Management
Pacheco Valle Preserve

Converting an unsustainable and steep fire road to a multiuse trail in Pacheco Valle.

UPDATED: July 16, 2019

Trail work is in progress.

Learn about the Ponti Ridge

Funded by Measure A

Acacia Removal

Work crew on King Mountain
Land and Habitat Restoration
Old Saint Hilary's Preserve

Removing noxious acacia to reduce fire risk and protect rare plant habitat.

UPDATED: June 25, 2019

Phase 1 completed, with continued maintenance to follow.

Learn about the Acacia Removal

Funded by Measure A

Marsh Restoration

McInnis Marsh
Land and Habitat Restoration
McInnis Park

Reclaiming a historic tideland and protecting against sea level rise.

UPDATED: May 21, 2019

This project is in design and review phase.

Learn about the Marsh Restoration

Funded by Measure A

Wildlife Picture Index

Bobcat on trail
Land and Habitat Restoration
County-wide
One Tam partners are using motion-activated cameras to study mammals in Marin.

UPDATED: May 15, 2019

After three years and four million images, wildlife biologists released first findings.

Learn about the Wildlife Picture Index

Funded by Measure A

Eagle Rim Trail

Aerial view of Eagle Rim Trail
Road and Trail Management
Mount Burdell Preserve

Adopt, realign, and improve one mile of trail for hikers and cyclists.

UPDATED: May 2, 2019

This project is completed. Trail is open for hiking and cycling.

Learn about the Eagle Rim Trail

Funded by Measure A

North End Project

Shorebird looking out at the lagoon
Land and Habitat Restoration
Bolinas Lagoon

Restoring habitat, improving road safety, and adapting to sea level rise in Bolinas Lagoon.

UPDATED: April 16, 2019

State of Bolinas Lagoon event takes place May 2, 2019. 

Learn about the North End Project

Funded by Measure A

Region 5 Designation

Region 5 designation map partial
Road and Trail Management
Five Central Marin Preserves

Twenty-two miles of roads and trails in five central Marin preserves have been designated.

UPDATED: January 24, 2019

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Region 5 Designation

Funded by Measure A

Community Vision

Group kayaking on Bothin Marsh
Land and Habitat Restoration
Bothin Marsh Preserve
Creating a shared vision for preservation and recreation at Bothin Marsh.

UPDATED: January 3, 2019

This project is in the community engagement phase.Learn about the Community Vision

Funded by Measure A

Pennyroyal Eradication

Hidden Lake on Mount Burdell
Land and Habitat Restoration
Mount Burdell Preserve

A multi-year initiative to preserve Hidden Lake's vernal pool habitat.

UPDATED: December 5, 2018

This is project is in progress.

Learn about the Pennyroyal Eradication

Funded by Measure A

Creekside Restoration

Scout troop pulling weeds at Creekside
Land and Habitat Restoration
Hal Brown Park
Removing invasive weeds and restoring native habitat for endangered shorebirds.

UPDATED: November 15, 2018

This is an ongoing project.

Learn about the Creekside Restoration

Funded by Measure A

Native Plant Nursery

Close-up of seedlings growing at the nursery
Land and Habitat Restoration
Lagoon Park

Cultivating rare and native species for open space habitat restoration.

UPDATED: November 14, 2018

Building complete. Cultivation in progress.

Learn about the Native Plant Nursery

Funded by Measure A

Kent Island Restoration

Group of workers pulling iceplant on Kent Island
Land and Habitat Restoration
Bolinas Lagoon Preserve

Restoring native habitat and tidal flow in a coastal sanctuary.

UPDATED: November 8, 2018

This project is in progress.

Learn about the Kent Island Restoration

Funded by Measure A

Frog Pond

Red-legged frog
Land and Habitat Restoration
Mount Burdell Preserve

Providing aquatic habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog and other amphibians.

UPDATED: October 30, 2018

Construction complete. Bio-monitoring in progress.

Learn about the Frog Pond

Funded by Measure A

Fire Fuel Reduction

Goats grazing
Land and Habitat Restoration
Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow
Researching the effectiveness of animal grazing on fire fuel reduction and weed control.

UPDATED: October 19, 2018

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Fire Fuel Reduction

Funded by Measure A

Hammock Village

Three women smiling in an orange hammock
Park Improvements
Stafford Lake Park

Twenty-two rope hammocks, a Bird Nest swinging basket, and lawn games are being installed at Stafford Lake Park.

UPDATED: October 15, 2018

This project will be completed in 2019.

Learn about the Hammock Village

Funded by Measure A

Stafford Master Plan

Detail from master plan drawing
Park Improvements
Stafford Lake Park

A new vision for Stafford Lake Park informed by community collaboration.

UPDATED: October 11, 2018

Public comment period for the IS/MND closes at 4:30 pm on November 13, 2018.

Learn about the Stafford Master Plan

Funded by Measure A

Bridge Replacement

Completed new wooden footbridge
Park Improvements
Homestead Valley
A new wooden footbridge crosses the creek, improving neighborhood access and safety.

UPDATED: October 1, 2018

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Bridge Replacement

Funded by Measure A

Trail Bridge

Trail Bridge at Stafford Lake Bike Park
Park Improvements
Stafford Lake Bike Park
A new trail bridge and gully repair offers cyclists safe passage, and reduces erosion into the watershed.

UPDATED: October 1, 2018

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Trail Bridge

Funded by Measure A

Bob Middagh Trail

Bob Middaugh Trail, Alto Bowl Preserve
Road and Trail Management
Alto Bowl Preserve

A public-proposed trail project balances preservation and visitor safety.

UPDATED: September 14, 2018

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Bob Middagh Trail

Funded by Measure A

Old White Hill Grade

Old Railroad Grade trail
Road and Trail Management
Loma Alta Preserve

This project upgraded five ephemeral stream crossings.

UPDATED: September 12, 2018

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Old White Hill Grade

Funded by Measure A

Spirit Nest

Smiling family looking out from the Spirit Nest
Park Improvements
Stafford Lake Park
A human-size nest, built from eucalyptus branches, uses art to highlight the importance of fire fuel reduction and ecosystem preservation.

UPDATED: August 30, 2018

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Spirit Nest

Funded by Measure A

Road & Trail Designation

Parks staff and community leaders sitting around a table discussing designation maps
Road and Trail Management
All Open Space Preserves

A collaborative public process to designate a sustainable road and trail system in Marin County preserves.

UPDATED: August 15, 2018

Regions 1-5 designations are complete. Region 6 designation to come.

Learn about the Road & Trail Designation

Funded by Measure A

Adirondack Chairs

Orange Adirondack chairs at McNears Beach Park
Park Improvements
Regional Parks

Colorful seating has been added to McNears Beach Park, Paradise Beach Park, and Stafford Lake Park.

UPDATED: July 16, 2018

This project is completed.

Learn about the Adirondack Chairs

Funded by Measure A

Mosaic Labyrinth

Mosaic labyrinth
Park Improvements
Hal Brown Park

Take a meditative walk in the Creekside labyrinth, a place for peace and contemplation.

UPDATED: June 29, 2018

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Mosaic Labyrinth

Paradise Pier Repairs

New steel railings at Paradise Pier
Park Improvements
Paradise Beach Park

Stylish steel railings replace an aging wooden structure. Plus there's a new fish cleaning station for anglers.

UPDATED: June 1, 2018

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Paradise Pier Repairs

Funded by Measure A

Hunt Camp Trail

Hunt Camp Trail
Road and Trail Management
Gary Giacomini Preserve

A proposal to protect Lagunitas Creek watershed habitat and improve visitor safety.

UPDATED: May 14, 2018

Upper Hunt Camp completed. Additional work is on hold.

Learn about the Hunt Camp Trail

Funded by Measure A

Rare Plant Research

Parks staff and volunteers installing rare plants at Ring Mountain
Land and Habitat Restoration
Ring Mountain Preserve
Collaborating with researchers and volunteers to preserve native plants.

UPDATED: April 27, 2018

This project is in progress.

Learn about the Rare Plant Research

Funded by Measure A

Cascade Bridges

Running creek in Cascade Canyon
Road and Trail Management
Cascade Canyon Preserve

A proposal to improve visitor safety and preserve creek habitat.

UPDATED: April 5, 2018

This proposed project is in the planning phase.

Learn about the Cascade Bridges

Funded by Measure A

Work Plan 2018

Parks employee raking trail
Road and Trail Management
All Open Space Preserves

This project established road and trail work priorities for the year.

UPDATED: February 21, 2018

This plan has been approved by the Board of Supervisors.

Learn about the Work Plan 2018

Funded by Measure A

Loop Trail

Bridge construction in progress on the Loop Trail
Road and Trail Management
Roys Redwoods Preserve

This project improved a trail that meanders around the preserve, crossing several streams.

UPDATED: November 30, 2017

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Loop Trail

Funded by Measure A

Old Railroad Grade

Family walking across the bridge
Road and Trail Management
Loma Alta Preserve

A new bridge and habitat restoration created a sustainable multiuse trail.

UPDATED: November 30, 2017

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Old Railroad Grade

Funded by Measure A

Irving Fire Road

Irving Fire Road
Road and Trail Management
Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow

This project improved emergency access and helped protect the watershed.

UPDATED: October 20, 2017

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Irving Fire Road

Funded by Measure A

Horse Hill Trail

Horse Hill Trail
Road and Trail Management
Horse Hill Preserve
Realigning an eroded trail, for safe use by pedestrians and equestrians.

UPDATED: August 20, 2017

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Horse Hill Trail

Funded by Measure A

Region 4 Designation

Section of Region 4 Designation Map
Road and Trail Management
Six North Marin Preserves

Forty miles of roads and trails in six northern Marin preserves have been designated.

UPDATED: June 15, 2017

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Region 4 Designation

Funded by Measure A

McNears Master Plan

Detail from McNears Master Plan architectural drawing
Park Improvements
McNears Beach Park

A new vision for McNears Beach Park, in collaboration with the community.

UPDATED: May 15, 2017

The Board of Supervisors approved this Master Plan in May 2017.

Learn about the McNears Master Plan

Funded by Measure A

Paradise Master Plan

Detail from Paradise Master Plan architectural drawing
Park Improvements
Paradise Beach Park

A new vision for Paradise Beach Park, in collaboration with the community.

UPDATED: May 15, 2017

The Board of Supervisors approved this Master Plan in May 2017.

Learn about the Paradise Master Plan

Funded by Measure A

Island Enhancement

Shorebird landing on Aramburu Island
Land and Habitat Restoration
Aramburu Island

A 17-acre man-made atoll transformed into sustainable habitat.

UPDATED: March 21, 2017

Maintenance and bio-monitoring continues on the island.

Learn about the Island Enhancement

McNears Pier Repairs

McNears pier looking out to the horizon
Park Improvements
McNears Beach Park
Eroding concrete footings repaired, addressing deferred maintenance and visitor safety.

UPDATED: March 15, 2017

This project has been completed.Learn about the McNears Pier Repairs

Funded by Measure A

Adventure Playground

Young boy on the playground zip line
Park Improvements
Stafford Lake Park

An adventure playground with natural climbing structures and a zip line connects kids with nature.

UPDATED: January 2, 2017

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Adventure Playground

Funded by Measure A

Glen Fire Road

Glen Fire Road
Road and Trail Management
Glen Fire Road

Maintaining emergency access in Blithedale Summit Preserve.

UPDATED: October 20, 2016

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Glen Fire Road

Funded by Measure A

Region 3 Designation

Section of the Region 3 Use Map
Road and Trail Management
Five Central Marin Preserves

Thirty miles of roads and trails in five central Marin preserves have been designated.

UPDATED: October 15, 2016

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Region 3 Designation

Funded by Measure A

Octopus Junction

Octopus Trail
Road and Trail Management
Camino Alto Preserve

A sustainable multiuse connector restored habitat and improved visitor safety.

UPDATED: July 21, 2016

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Octopus Junction

Funded by Measure A

Region 2 Designation

Section of Region 2 Designation Map
Road and Trail Management
Seven West Marin Preserves

Fifty-two miles of roads and trails in seven west Marin preserves have been designated.

UPDATED: November 30, 2015

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Region 2 Designation

Funded by Measure A

Region 1 Designation

Section of Region 1 Designation Map
Road and Trail Management
Six Southeast Marin Preserves

Thirty-four miles of roads and trail in southeastern Marin preserves have been designated.

UPDATED: May 1, 2015

This project has been completed.

Learn about the Region 1 Designation

Funded by Measure A