Parks & Recreation

COVID-19: Most in-person programs, classes and facility use are on hold while we are asked to Shelter in Place. Stay informed, be active, and remain connected through our VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER & RESOURCE POINT,  Facebook Page, NextDoor, and Instagram.

What's Open? 

Tennis Courts at Town Park & Granada Park with posted restrictions, parks and fields following social distancing protocols, portable restrooms, and most parking lots. In addition, driving restrictions to many parks and open spaces throughout the County have been lifted (list of exceptions). 

Tennis & PIckleball: Singles only play is encouraged in order to ensure physical distancing. However, Effective Monday, June 15, doubles for tennis or pickleball is approved if players from the same household share a side.”

Dog Park: Effective 6/29/20, Corte Madera Town Bark is open for dogs to exercise off-leash. Please note dogs must be on-leash and under owner control in the greater Town Park area and all other Town spaces.  More info 

Benches are open and Picnic Tables open Tues. 6/30 with a reminder to follow social bubbles and the Marin County guidelines on Use of Picnic and Barbeque Areas. Please note that picnic areas and amenities are not sanitized by Town staff between uses.

Skate Park: will re-open on Tuesday, June 16. Please note that the area will not be sanitized by Town Staff so users are urged to wash and sanitize their hands often, not share any equipment, and wear a face covering. It is also important to continue to follow physical distancing guidelines.  

Want more places in Marin to access? Explore Shelter in Place Location Updates by Area.

What's Closed?

High-touch amenities like Playgrounds remain CLOSED because it is not yet possible to sanitize the surfaces between uses. 

Trail head parking for Summit and Ring Mountain along Paradise Drive are open, parking in residential areas remain CLOSED.

Basketball Court at Town Park remains CLOSED because it is not possible to ensure social distancing protocols are followed. We plan to open this amenity as soon as the social distancing standards allow. Unfortunately, the Basketball Court has also been a source of conflict for staff and law enforcement regarding players from outside the household using the court, which could put community wellness at risk. 

Permanent Restrooms at Town Park remain CLOSED until further notice. Good News: facilities are being upgraded to address community feedback regarding function, amenities, and lighting.

WANT MORE?  View the latest on County Updates, Park Orders, and Shelter In Place info specific to Corte Madera.

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The Town is taking all measures we can to educate and protect our community to minimize potential exposure and spread of COVID-19. We have locked park amenities to protect our community. We urge community members to practice safe social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart and to wash and sanitize hands often.

We appreciate your support & will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

- Ashley Howe, Parks & Recreation Director

Skunk Hollow Mini-park improvement Update

Public Works has been working closely with the Parks and Recreation Department, play structure manufacturers, and an engineering consultant to design some needed improvements at the Skunk Hollow Mini-park. Improvement plans are underway and we are happy to share the progress. View the project web page for more information including a brief overview of the proposed improvements, conceptual renderings, and timeline.

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People, Parks & Programs  
The Corte Madera Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to create community through people, parks and programs.

To achieve this mission, we provide year-round recreational programs, classes, sports leagues, summer camps and events for residents of Corte Madera and surrounding communities. Activities take place at the spacious Corte Madera Community Center and adjoining 20-acre Town Park, and at other Corte Madera locations. Offerings range from  soccer leagues for Kindergarten-6th graders, from open gym to softball leagues for adults, and from AARP Driver Safety to computer classes for adults 55 and over. Events include Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dances, Movie Nights, bingo, Breakfast with Santa and Big Band Dance.