Corte Madera

Corte Madera Town Park

Tamalpais Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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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 sand pit with a rock climbing structure made of rubber and real rocks.

Outside the mini road are two sets of swings conveniently placed near one another over wood chips, one for toddlers with full-bucket swings and the other with big kid swings. They are far enough away from running kids, a clever safety precaution. But if you are going with kids who differ in age and want to be pushed at the same time, you will need to get creative. There is a toddler section on a cheerful rubber matting with it’s own plastic and metal climbing structure with straight slides, a tube slide and several coil riders in the shape of motor cycles. For older kids there is another metal and plastic play structure with bridges and climbing ladders, horizontal bars and more. This area requires supervision since much of it borders on rubber matting that falls away at a steep incline. When sand gets on this incline, the surface becomes very slick.

The other older kid area is in the shade of oak trees. There is a combination of new and old equipment with slides, and a rather serious climbing wall. Young kids will be tempted to wander here.

Outside the fence are 7 picnic and barbecue sites, which can be reserved, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, and a basketball court.

Bonus

Post Office, shops and duck pond are right near by.

Bathrooms

Public Restrooms are near the tennis courts, but they are quite a walk away and are hard to negotiate with a stroller.

Drinking Water

Drinking fountains exist including a vintage lion that tends to get clogged with shovel-fulls of sand.

Parking

Large lot.

Other

Can get very crowded especially on weekends.

San Clemente Park

Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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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 accessible ramps to play structures.

Bathrooms

Public restrooms.

Drinking Water

Yes.

Parking

parking lot off Paradise and Golden Hind has a larger one shared with a school.

Other

Wheel chair accessible. Even though this is next to a school, it is a public park. You may use it happily with the awareness that you may want to grab your toddler when the big kids come out at recess.

Skunk Hollow Mini-Park

El Camino
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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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.