A Red Flag Warning has been issued for 11 p.m. Monday, October 19th to 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 21st

All City facilities are currently closed for walk-in service. Please click here to find out more details about the services you are interested in.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information and resources

Kids play at Albert Park



The State has issued formal guidance that allows outdoor playgrounds located in parks, campgrounds, and other publicly accessible locations to reopen. City of San Rafael playgrounds will be open, effective, October 7, 2020.

Visitors to outdoor community playgrounds must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Face masks over the mouth and nose are required for everyone 2 years of age or older with caregiver supervision at all times to ensure face mask use.
  2. Do not use the playground when different households are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or when the capacity limit has been reached.
  3. Caregivers must monitor to keep adults and children from different households at least 6 feet apart.
  4. Consider coming on different times or days to avoid wait times and potential crowded times.
  5. No eating or drinking in playground, to ensure face masks are worn at all times.
  6. Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.
  7. Elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions should avoid playground when others are present.
  8. Limit visit to 30 min per day when others are present

Barbecue areas are closed through the duration of fire season and are not permitted for use during this time.

To discourage gatherings and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City is also not accepting reservations for our picnic areas at this time. Gatherings, sports, and pickup games are not allowed at this time, park bathrooms also remain closed. 

The City has also developed a temporary outdoor recreation class rental program  to support San Rafael organizations and businesses that are looking to move their recreational classes outdoors, based on the County’s Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation Activity Businesses. To learn more, please visit this page.

Report an Issue

Our  Department of Public Works takes care of the City of San Rafael parks.  Please report an issue with our parks by clicking on the link below. Thank you!

Below is a list of all of our San Rafael City Parks.

Albert Park 

Playground, Grassy AreaTennis CourtsPickleball CourtsCommunity Center 

Beach Park 

Play Structure, SeatingBocce Courts 

Bernard Hoffman Field 

Ball Diamond, Grassy Area 

Boyd Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Hiking 

Bret Harte Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue 

Freitas Memorial Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Grassy Area, Water feature 

Freitas Tennis Court 

Gerstle Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Grassy Area, Walking Trail 

Jean & John Starkweather Shoreline Park 

Three-mile Waterfront Walkway, Benches 

Jerry Russom Memorial Park  

Open Space, Walking Trail 

Los Ranchitos Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Basketball Court 

Munson Park 

Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Grassy Area 

Oleander Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Grassy Area 

Peacock Park 

Playground, Par Course, Hiking, Grassy Area 

Peacock Tennis Court 

Pickleweed Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Grassy Area, Community Center, Soccer Fields, Community Center, Gym 

Santa Margarita Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Basketball Court, Open space 

Sun Valley Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Basketball Court, Grassy Area 

Terra Linda Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Basketball Court, Grassy Area, Community CenterPool 

Victor Jones Park 

Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Basketball Court, Ball Diamond, Grassy Area, Volleyball Court, Shuffleboard 

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