Blackies Pasture

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Also known as Leo J. Tugenberg Playground. 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.

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3 Comments

  1. It’s been completely rebuilt since those pictures were taken. It has two full playgrounds – the newest one has a slide made of rollers, a plastic type climbing rock, cycling apparatus, and lots of other fun structures. Plenty of swings, rings, slides, and what appears to be a water feature but it wasn’t working when we were there (6/10/10). There isn’t any shade on the playgrounds (it can get hot) but you can find it under nearby trees, including one area with a picnic table.

  2. the new tot lot is wonderful! My kids love it!

  3. Part of the toddler area including the swings has been removed. Can you please check on a possible remodel?

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