School Trail

Supporting a safe route to school.


Project Description

Residents and community organizations, including a local chapter of Safe Routes to School, expressed concern to Marin County Parks about potentially unsafe rainy season conditions on School Trail in French Ranch Preserve. Running parallel to busy Sir Frances Drake Boulevard, School Trail is a common access route for the young students of San Geronimo Valley Elementary School. Located towards the base of a hillside along the valley bottom of San Geronimo Creek, School Trail could become impassably muddy in winter.

After community conversations and engineering site assessments, Parks moved forward on resurfacing the trail and improving drainage. The work was funded by Parks Measure A, fulfilling the promise of “taking care of what we have.”