Built on the site of an old train station, this small playground packs in a lot of fun items. It is right on a busy road but is safely fenced in. It offers a good balance of sun, shade and benches. The most endearing feature is a musical hammer chime composed of galvanized steel pipes and coiled ball hammers. Sand and cushioned matting runs under the two toddler full-bucket swings and around the metal and plastic play structure with two plastic slides There is a sand digger and an adorable small play house in which to have your lunch.
Food: Perry’s Deli in Fairfax, Organic Food’s market.
San Anselmo Memorial Park, also know as Millennium Park, is a testament of what can happen when a community pulls itself together for a good cause. Countless volunteers constructed this fantasyland in two days. No small feat as you will see. There are two areas; one for toddlers and the other for big kids, neither of which is fully enclosed. The tot lot has a train theme with wooden play structures resembling a train station, an engine and slides which deposit little fellows in soft sand inside the train area or on tan bark outside. There are at least three coiled horse riders, three toddler full-bucket swings and one lounge chair swing that is very popular with adults. Outside of this area is a water wall where various ceramic glazed creatures, such as a dolphin and alligator, dribble water. Caregivers can sit along the wall while children frolic.
The big kids area, recommended for ages seven and up, shares a castle and dinosaur theme. The castle is made of wood, metal and plastic, and has endless towers to climb, slides and tubes to descend and bridges to swing on. On hot days there is a water mister under one of the towers. Just follow the squeals. Make your way over to the huge climbable dinosaur with “fossils” in the sand pit and a climbing wall Here you will also find more swings, the kind for big kids. In fact, this whole area is really meant for big kids with supervision. The one draw back is that the toddler area and the big kid areas cannot be supervised from one another. So if you happen to show up with children of various ages, you will need to be creative, say flip a coin about who is going where first or set your watch. This must see park is surrounded by cheerful hand painted tiles, an expansive lawn, soccer field, and a barbecue and picnic area.
Tidy restrooms with running water.
Large lot that can fill up if there is a party.
Red Hill Shopping Center has a super market and delis.