Sycamore Park Restroom

Name of Project: Sycamore Park Restroom
Update: April 19, 2018

Project Summary: This project will install a small public restroom in Sycamore Park. The public and Council reviewed several options in 2008-2009 to determine size, appearance and location. In the year 2014 most of Sycamore Park was designated a floodway and the impact of this designation on the project is currently under review.

Project Limits: A small area of Sycamore Park

Approximate Project Timeline (subject to change): TBD upon further review of the floodway designation.

RFP for Design: Completed

Invitation for bid: The construction bid is TBD pending outcome of the floodway determination.

Project Contact: Michael Hanlon, Associate Engineer
Department of Public Works
mhanlon@cityofmillvalley.org
415-384-4830

Reposted from http://www.cityofmillvalley.org/
http://www.cityofmillvalley.org/gov/departments/publicworks/projects/unserconstruction/contactus.htm

Hal Brown Park

Bon Air Road
Kentfield, CA 94904
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Bonus

The picnic area with barbecues are located in the shade.

Bathrooms

Public Restrooms.

Drinking Water

Yes.

Parking

Limited street. You might be better off doing neighborhood parking on McAllister Ave and Berens Drive and walking past Bacich school.

Other

This is a great park especially if you have kids who like to ride bikes. Take advantage of the long paths along the bay.

Web Pick of the Week: Marin Playgrounds

by Pamela – February 20, 2007

I’m always looking for a new playground for my kids to try out. A few of our favorites are Pioneer Park and Hamilton Airport Park in Novato and the tot lot located off Blackie’s Pasture walking trail in Tiburon. This week’s Marin Mommies web pick is Marin Playgrounds, at www.justplaygrounds.com. This is a great site that lists all Marin’s playgrounds by city and gives a full descriptions of each park including amenities, parking, bathrooms, drinking fountains, and more. Happy or sad face icons are used as a quick visual clue to each park’s rating. This site is a wonderful resource for all of us Marin Mommies, so check it out!

http://www.marinmommies.com

Village Green Park

Calle del Mar
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Right in the heart of Stinson Beach lays this little oasis. One side of the playground borders a sumptuous garden with a small tidy lawn. The other side is marginally fenced from the road. The play structure is on a bed of soft white sand and is comprised of mostly wood and metal. There is a plastic tunnel, a short plastic slide and a cork screw ladder.

Bathrooms

No.

Drinking water

No.

Parking

Street.

Other

Parkside Café, Sand Dollar, Beckers’ market and the Lifeguard tower Grill on the beach open in summer.

South Knoll Playground

Tiburon Blvd
Tiburon, CA 94920
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Once you’ve found parking in the lot, which is not easy on a nice day, put your walking shoes on and grab a stroller. A good hike is what it takes to get to this playground. But it’s worth the view from McKegney Green and the crisp air off the bay. (Note it can get windy) Before you go, visit the bronze sculpture of Blackie the horse and then consider the bathrooms by the parking lot, since the portable potty near the playground is not always present. You may take the paved bike path to your left or the gravel path along the water to your right. Either way you will pass lawns, a soccer field, and plenty of bikers before you reach the playground. The area is divided into two parts. The toddler area is completely fenced in and offers a bit of shade. There is a wooden sunken ship, a swing set with two toddler swings and a tall wooden tower structure that ends in a plastic slide which deposits kids uncomfortably high up from the ground. The other area is also over sand, with no fencing and has a large swing set with several big kid swings and one that is designed more like chair for the handicapped. The climbing structure has a ramp and horizontal bars for the wheelchair bound. If you continue on the bike path you will arrive in down town Tiburon, but remember to factor in the return time.

Bonus

Big picnic area, fishing, hiking, tide pooling in muck and bike paths.

Bathrooms

Public Restrooms.

Drinking Water

Drinking fountain by restrooms.

Parking

Lot.

Other

Visit the adjacent Audubon Society for its wonderful animals on display and walking path to the beach. Kids 3 and older can participate in nature camps.

Cypress Hollow Park

Rancho Dr & Cypress Hollow Dr
Tiburon, CA 94920
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

This playground is on two levels not visible from one another. It is also partially fenced in so it is wise to visit the park one area at a time. The lower has a swing set with one full bucket toddler and the other a big kid swing which is built over a patch work of rubber matting. Near by are benches and picnic tables. Take the soft dirt path that winds to the top and here you will find a horse shoe court, a checkers table and a big kids’ climbing structure over rubber matting and sand. There are two slides, one that ends quite high off the ground and requires extra supervision. There are many places to climb and hang.

Bonus

Near the Cove Shopping center which has Bell markets, Sweet Things Bakery and Let’s Eat Gourmet Deli.

Bathrooms

None.

Drinking Water

Fountain.

Parking

Neighborhood.

Other

Dogs permitted and poop bags provided if you forget your own.

Santa Margarita Valley Park

De La Guerra Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Nestled in a cul-de-sac this playground has two areas. The lower area is the toddler area. It has two full bucket swings, sailboat climber made of plastic and metal and a play structure with a short slide and a and box. It is partially shaded and over woodchips. Two drawbacks are that it is not fully fenced in and there is a steep set of concrete steps going up to the next play level. The big kids play area sits above in the middle of a grassy field. There is a giant play structure over woodchips with many things to climb, a double slide, a tube slide, and unique monkey bars composed of three steering wheels and two swings. This level also provides picnic and barbecue facilities, a large lawn, and a basketball and tennis court.

Bathrooms

Toilets with running water.

Drinking Water

Fountain.

Parking

Neighborhood parking.

Other

Barbeque pit with picnic tables.

Oliver Hartzell Park

Golden Hinde Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94903
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

This hill top park sits in full few of the road near an apartment complex. It is not fenced in, but your kids can’t wander far without you noticing. The simple metal and plastic gym sits on clean sand and contains a short slide, a tall, curling slide, a chain climber, a toddler swing and one tire swing. Two picnic tables sit off to the side. There is no shade.

Bathrooms

None.

Drinking Water

Drinking fountain.

Parking

Neighbor street parking.

Other

Anne Curtis Swim club is across the street and offers great lessons for children in the summer months.

Oleander Park

Oleander Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

This very tiny, clean playground with partial fencing, sits on a small field of grass. The play area is composed of sand with metal and plastic play structures over rubber padding. A pair of twin plastic slides gets a little bit of shade from a neighboring cypress. A swing set is divided in two with a set of toddler full-buckets swings and another pair for older kids. One picnic table stands guard in the middle.

Bathrooms

No.

Drinking Water

Fountain.

Parking

Neighborhood street parking.

Marinwood Creek Playground

Miller Creek Rd
Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Situated right next to the fire station, this park offers lots of fun. There are two play areas enclosed by one fence. The two toddler full-bucket swings and big kid swings are next to each other making it easier to watch and push children of varying ages. There is a plastic and metal toddler structure over wood chips with four slides and a sand pit, a small playhouse and a frog coil rider. The older kids’ area has one big slide, a climbing wall and many bars to hang from. You need a lot of upper arm strength to use this set. There is plenty of shade, benches and grass and a few picnic tables. The open trash bins invite yellow jackets. Park Rules are posted.

Bathrooms

Toilets with running water.

Drinking Water

Two tiered water fountain.

Parking

Parking lot.

Other

The nearby swim club is a favorite among locals.