San Rafael, CA – A makeover is in the works for a 330-foot pier at Paradise Beach Park on the Tiburon Peninsula, and Marin County Parks predicts that local anglers will be pleased with the results when the project wraps up before the end of the year.
The pier at Paradise Beach Park has fallen into disrepair and is due for a makeover.
Parks is preparing for the renovation project on the pier, first built out of concrete and wood in 1979. The pier will be closed for several months starting October 2, and rangers have posted notices around the park.
The pier usually stands about 10 feet or less above the bay waters depending on tides and is an ideal spot for fishing. Anglers often catch halibut, sturgeon, perch and crab while enjoying the spectacular views of the bay and nearby hills.
Project Manager Stephanie Troyan said the plan is to replace the aging wooden rails and concrete curbs, add new trash and recycling receptacles and make upgrades to the fish cleaning station.
“We’re excited to get this going because it has been showing its age,” Troyan said. “We’re improving the accessibility and safety for all visitors as well, so we think even more people will have the ability to enjoy the pier. It’s such a beautiful spot and we’ll be really proud to unveil the finished product. This is a strong example of caring for what we have.”
The project, based on targeted improvements from the Paradise Beach Park Master Plan and deferred maintenance goals, is funded by a tax measure known as Measure A. The quarter-cent sales tax, approved by voters in 2012, supports projects and programs that benefit parks, open space and agricultural lands across Marin. Since 2013, Measure A has funded more than $11.5 million in improvements.
Paradise Beach Park is included in the County’s free library park pass program. Those with a Marin County library card can check out a free park pass and save on parking fees at several Marin County Parks facilities. Another way to save is on Measure A Days when free entrance to Marin County Parks is offered on the first Saturday of each month.