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Parks

City of San Rafael parks and playgrounds are open.

Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. Visiting parks, trails, and open spaces is a great way to relieve stress, get some fresh air, and stay active. While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you follow the steps below to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

When visiting parks, try to protect against exposure to COVID-19, by practicing social distancing and everyday steps such as washing hands often and covering coughs and sneezes.

These social distancing restrictions are the most powerful tool for slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The City is now  accepting picnic reservations for events . All rentals will be subject to all applicable government policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the frequency with which guidelines change, the City will work with all renters prior to their event to ensure that they know the current restrictions and renters will be responsible for ensuring that all guests follow the regulations.

Additionally, the San Rafael Fire Department may suspend the use of open flame grills/BBQs at anytime based on weather and fuel conditions.

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 

Gerstle Park Picnic Areas
Clark & San Rafael Streets

Redwood Grove
This large picnic area accommodates 100-125 people and includes an arbor with an additional two tables. Insurance is required. Amenities: Barbecue, Picnic Tables, Shade

Gerstle Picnic Area 1
Adjacent to the playground, this area accommodates 10-16 people and includes one barbecue and two tables. The area is in partial shade, depending on the time of day. Amenities: Barbecue, Picnic Tables, Shade

Gerstle Picnic Area 2
Adjacent to the basketball courts, this area accommodates 35-50 people and includes one barbecue and six tables. This area is partially in shade, depending on the time of day. Amenities: Barbecue, Picnic Tables, Shade

Pickleweed Park Picnic Area
50 Canal Street

The picnic area accommodates 80-96 people and includes picnic tables and three large grills. This is a large park setting with a playground and a soccer field. Bathrooms are also available. Amenities: Barbecue, Picnic Tables, Restrooms

Santa Margarita Park Picnic Area
De La Guerra Road

Santa Margarita picnic area provides a grill, four tables, a gazebo and accommodates 36 people. There is a tennis court, basketball court and two playgrounds. Amenities: Picnic Tables, Shade

Sun Valley Park
144 Solano Street

Sun Valley Park Picnic Area accommodates 24 people and is accessible. This park provides four picnic tables, a basketball court, a playground and a large grassy area. Amenities: Picnic Tables, Shade

Terra Linda Park Picnic Area
670 Del Ganado Road

This picnic area provides six picnic tables and one charcoal BBQ under a small grove of redwood trees.  Accommodates 35 – 40 people. Amenities: Barbecue, Picnic Tables, Shade

Victor Jones Park Picnic Areas
60 Robinhood Drive

Lower Picnic Area
The Lower Picnic Area at Victor Jones Park accommodates up to 70 people. There are two large grills available.  There is also a shaded area near the basketball court and a ball field. Amenities: Picnic Tables, Shade

Upper Picnic Area
The Upper Picnic Area accommodates up to 30 people and has one grill and four picnic tables. Amenities: Picnic Tables, Shade

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