Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Marin County Parks offers for public use and enjoyment an extensive system of regional and community parks, open space preserves, and trails. The department consists of two divisions, the Parks and Landscape Division and the Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD). Our team is made up of committed professionals serving in the core programs of operations and maintenance, planning, resource management, landscape architecture, communications, environmental education, volunteers, and administrative services. Learn more about us in our Strategic Plan.

The Board of Supervisors governs the County of Marin, including the Marin County Parks. Its same five members are also the Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors. The Open Space District requires its own governing board because of its status as a special district operating pursuant to the California Public Resources Code. A seven-member Parks and Open Space Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors on policy matters related to acquisition, development, funding, management, and operation of county parks, open space and trail systems.

We are dedicated to educating, inspiring, and engaging the people of Marin in the shared commitment of preserving, protecting, and enriching the natural beauty of Marin's parks and open spaces, and providing recreational opportunities for the enjoyment of all generations.

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