Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

McInnis Park, located at 310 Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael, offers an award-winning skatepark, two softball fields, two soccer fields, a canoe launch, four tennis courts, a group picnic area, and nature trails. It is home to the McInnis Park Golf Center, managed by a private concessionaire. The 450-acre park is bordered by scenic bay wetlands to the east. Groups of 20 or more are welcome in our picnic areas with an advance reservation. Dogs are welcome on leash in certain areas of McInnis park, but are not allowed in wetland areas because of the sensitive habitat.

Soccer, Softball, Tennis

McInnis SoccerMcInnis group sports facilities are popular with local soccer, softball, and tennis enthusiasts. It's a beautiful setting to gather and play one game or a whole series. Field and court reservations are required. Reserve a sports field or tennis court up to one year in advance by calling Marin County Parks at 415-473-6387.

Golf Center

Mcinnis Golf CenterDesigned by Fred Bliss, this 9-hole course is beginner friendly, but provides a short game challenge for skilled players. The golf center also includes a driving range, miniature golf, batting cages, pro shop, clubhouse, and restaurant. McInnis Golf Center is run by a private concessionaire. 


McInnis SkateparkThe award-winning McInnis skatepark offers 25,000 square feet of features designed for all ages and skill levels. Skateboarders, inline skaters, and nonmotorized scooter riders are welcome. Check the Marin County Parks events calendar for Learn to Skate and other free events.

Skatepark Directions

From Hwy 101 in San Rafael, take the exit for Smith Ranch Rd east approximately 0.7 miles. Drive over the railroad tracks and immediately turn left to stay on Smith Ranch Rd. (If you go through the park entrance, you have gone too far). Look for the sign for the skatepark, turn right, and follow the road to the skatepark parking lot.

Skatepark Rules:

  • Wear commercially manufactured safety gear in good condition - helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads.
  • You use the skatepark at your own risk. The County of Marin is not liable for injuries. (Skateboarding is a “hazardous recreational activity” per California Government Code 831.7.)
  • All visitors must abide by Park staff instructions at all times.
  • Skate within your abilities. Progress slowly. Beginners should use the marked beginner area.
  • Skate safely. Take turns, look both ways before dropping in, avoid collisions.
  • No contests, except contests officially authorized by Marin County Parks.
  • Be respectful and courteous - no fighting, profanity, abusive language, or disruptive behavior. More advanced skaters should be helpful to beginners.
  • Skate through features. Don't stop at an edge or bowl bottom. Clear landing areas quickly.
  • Rest on benches, not the skate park.
  • No skating in the parking lot, on sidewalks, curbs, or near entrance areas.
  • Spectators stay outside the skatepark.
  • Children under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Watch your equipment and other belongings. The County of Marin is not responsible for personal property.
  • Food, drink, smoking, and alcohol are not allowed inside the skatepark.
  • Dogs are not allowed inside the skatepark. Dogs are welcome on leash in other areas of McInnis.
  • Graffiti, tagging, or other defacing of the skatepark will result in closure of the facility.
  • Do not build on or modify skatepark features.
  • No motorized vehicles.
  • When the skatepark is closed, do not enter. That's trespassing.
  • Tell Parks staff if you see any unsafe conditions inside or outside the park.
  • Any visitor who does not follow rules and regulations will lose park access privileges and/or be issued a citation.
  • The skatepark is open during park hours. (Marin County Parks reserves the right to change the park schedule as necessary.)



McInnis Park is located at 310 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael.
From Hwy 101 in San Rafael take exit 456 for Smith Ranch Rd east approximately 0.7 mile. Drive over the railroad tracks and immediately turn left to stay on Smith Ranch Rd. The park entrance is at the end of Smith Ranch Rd. Parking is available throughout the park.

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