Marin County

Golden Gate Village

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Golden Gate Village

Here is cheerful park in view of the 101 off ramp, you can’t miss it. The toddler lot is partially fenced in. It’s on wood chips and has two toddler full-bucket swings, two coil riders, one a motorcycle and a two-seater airplane. In the center are various climbing structures one over rubber matting has a side-by-side slide. A grassy area and picnic tables with barbecue are between the two play areas. The lot for older children is also partially fenced. There are two swings set part from the main structure which happens to have a large conglomeration of neat stuff. For starters there is a...

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Piper Park

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Piper Park

This is a fun park with a broad layout and many advantages. In the playground section there is separate play equipment made of plastic and metal for toddlers and big kids on soft clean sand with limited shade. You won’t find a fence, but the area is all on one level, the play structures are in line of sight of one another, and it’s not near any streets. The toddler structure has a couple of slides with one being a side-by-side double. But toddlers will be drawn to the tunnel slide over at the big kids’ structure, it seems to get bottle-necked with giggling bodies. This structure has...

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Heatherwood Park

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Heatherwood Park

This is not the easiest place to find but well worth investigating. It is tucked away deep in the neighborhood accessible through a narrow path or steep stairs which appear as a driveway between the homes. Once inside you will discover a large area with a fun playground, basketball court, picnic barbecue area and a manicured field. There are two big kid swings, a tire swing and no toddler full-bucket swings. Mind the step up approaching the two play structures that are composed of metal and plastic with several slides. Under the play structures lies soft padding and clean sand. Limited...

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Dolliver Park

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Dolliver Park

When you turn off the main drive and onto Madrone, you are instantly dwarfed by towering redwoods. This park among the majestic giants has been enjoyed for many years. It is cool and shady and borders on a creek. The fencing along the road is not very secure and there is no way to keep a running toddler in. There is a large hexagonal sand box, 5 toddler full-bucket swings, 4 big kid swings, a long curly metal slide that’s a hoot and shorter slides of plastic and metal. You must try the great old merry-go-round and there are several climbing structures and monkey bars. The entire area is...

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Niven Park

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Niven Park

This tiny park sits overlooking the bay. There are a few benches and a small metal and plastic play structure on wood chips. You can lay your picnic blanket on the surrounding grass. No swings, shade, bathrooms, or barbecue. One advantage is that your child can bring a tricycle or toy car and ride it on the smooth sidewalks. Bonus This small park is near the fire station. It’s always worth visiting the trucks. Bathrooms None. Drinking Water No. Parking Street. Other Bon Air shopping center offers Mollie Stones, 50 shops and restaurants. Map Share with your...

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Greenbrae School Park

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Greenbrae School Park

This is a darling little park for toddlers. In the center is a small metal and plastic structure over wood chips. Supervision advised on the stairs. There is a fun bumpy slide and a tunnel. All of the benches are in the sun. There is a short paved path that makes a loop around the play structure which works well for tricycles and the like. On the other side of the park is a full basketball court. Bonus Large grassy area and shady trees. Bathrooms None. Drinking Water Fountain by basketball court. Parking Neighborhood Other Dogs do play here but are required to be on a leash. Map ...

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Andy Peri Park

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Andy Peri Park

This cozy little park under the redwoods has just been renovated. It is fenced-in and borders a creek. There is plenty of shade and street parking. There are two main areas of play: one for toddlers over sand and the other for older kids on wood chips. In each area are swing sets with two age appropriate swings. Note that these are on opposite ends of the park. In the toddler area there is a sand “water” pump with platforms and bamboo troughs, a tricky four sided teeter totter waits to be ridden and a tall red pyramid rope climber looks inviting, but it might be more appropriate for older...

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Skunk Hollow Mini-Park

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Skunk Hollow Mini-Park

Wooden and plastic play structure over sand with a small grassy field. Low juniper bushes fence in the area along the not too busy street. There is not much to this place and therefore will not get crowded. Bonus Two picnic tables and one wheelchair accessible picnic table. Bathrooms None. Drinking Water Water fountain. Parking Neighborhood parking. Other Wheel chair accessible. Map Share with your friends[sharethis] Rating (9 votes, average: 2.56 out of 5) ...

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San Clemente Park

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San Clemente Park

Here you will find two separately fenced-in areas on sand with play structures of slightly worn metal, wood and plastic for all ages. If you have an older child in Little League or Soccer, you can watch the game from here while your toddler enjoys the playground. There is a shade arbor covering 3 picnic tables and barbecue sites. Surrounding the area is a large baseball and soccer field, volleyball court, and a basketball court. No pets. Just a note that the schools adjacent to this play area often use the facilities during lunch time so plan your visit accordingly. Bonus Wheel chair...

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Corte Madera Town Park

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Corte Madera Town Park

This very popular, newly renovated park spans 22.7 acres. The playground is enclosed by one large fence. It contains two areas of play, one is a large circular area for toddlers and big kids and the other is primarily for older kids. Be forewarned that on a crowded day this large area can be challenging to locate multiple children. The circle area contains a miniature road made of a soft compound complete with railroad crossing signs, traffic signal and yellow stripes. Kids can bring their pedal cars and bikes. This road makes a complete loop in the center of which lies a grassy area and a...

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Community Park

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Community Park

After the extensive remodel, one original item remains. It’s the play house. It is still high off the ground, but is now approached by a sturdy staircase with side rails. The rest of the play areas have fresh new sand, and a soft rubber composite around the perimeter of many items such as the white and blue tug boat and fancy blue spider web climber. Cement paths weave throughout making it easy to negotiate strollers. There is a large sand pit area with a shovel digger and coil rocker. At one end of the playground are a couple of toddler full bucket swings, and all the way on the other end...

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Bolinas Community Park

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Bolinas Community Park

The folks in Bolinas enjoy their unique privacy and would prefer that we do not provide specific directions. If, however, you find yourself in Bolinas and need a playground to visit, this one is near the fire station. The first thing you will notice once you park is the large basketball court, soccer field and baseball field. Beyond these to the right are two play areas. The toddler area is over sand. It has a wooden playhouse structure with climbing ramp, two slides, monkey bars and a toddler seesaw. The big kids’ area has a sign that recommends it is best for 5 to 12 year olds. The...

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