FAQ Topic: Parks & Recreation

City Parks

Below is a list of all of our San Rafael City Parks. Albert Park  Playground, Grassy Area, Tennis Courts, Pickleball Courts, Community Center  Beach Park  Play Structure, Seating, Bocce Courts  Bernard Hoffman Field  Ball Diamond, Grassy Area  Boyd Park  Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Hiking  Bret Harte Park  Playground, Picnic Tables  Freitas Memorial Park  Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Grassy Area, Water feature  Freitas Tennis Court  Gerstle Park  Playground, Picnic Tables/Barbecue, Tennis … Continued

Parks available for reservation

Gerstle Park Picnic Areas Clark & San Rafael Streets Redwood Grove This large picnic area has a seating capacity of 126 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 has a seating capacity of 25 … Continued

How do I enroll my child in childcare?

San Rafael offers affordable preschool and childcare programs that enrich and nurture your children’s lives while making it easier for families to get by. Registration and enrollment is processed at each child care center. Please complete registration and pay fees before your child’s first day.

Where can I swim?

To abide by the Public Health Order, we are requiring advanced reservations for all visits through an online reservation system. For lap swim, visitors may sign up for 45-minute blocks of time and recreation swim is available in 90-minute blocks of time. This system ensures that our swimmers have sufficient space for social distancing and our … Continued

How do I reserve a park, room or facility?

Community Centers and City facilities are closed. To discourage gatherings and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City is not accepting reservations for our picnic areas at this time. Normally, we would have a variety of parks, rooms and facilities available for rental. Please visit our Facilities & Rentals page for more information.

How do I enroll my child in youth sports?

Youth sports are not just about exercise, teamwork, and self-esteem; they are also about the amazing entertainment value provided by embarrassing parents. Baseball & Softball: hit the ball with San Rafael Little League, Gallinas Valley Little League (formerly Dixie Terra Linda Little League), and Marin Girls Softball. Soccer: kick it with Central Marin Soccer, San Rafael … Continued

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