Bayside Park Improvements

Reimagining a bayfront park for visitor safety and natural resource protection.

Background and Purpose

For 50 years, Bayside Park has offered public access to stunning bayfront views and open space. Uses of this neighborhood park include:

  • Enjoying view of the Bay
  • Shady seating on benches and lawns
  • Walking through the park with distance from road noise
  • Picnicking
  • Rest stop for cyclists
  • Fishing

Asphalt degradation has made the park inaccessible to Park visitors. This project seeks to rectify the disrepair and deterioration of the existing facility to adhere to accessibility laws and regulations, to ensure that all Marin residents may enjoy this community resource.

This project is being funded by the Marin County Disability Access Program. The Department of Public Works is leading this project with the support of Marin County Parks.


  • Make park pathways and amenities universally accessible.
  • Preserve the current character and uses of the park.


  • New concrete paths throughout
  • Accessibility grading
  • Accessible parking space
  • New site furnishings
  • New site appropriate landscaping
  • Stormwater collection to prevent surface run-off to the Bay and promote groundwater recharge
  • New water efficient irrigation
  • Vehicle access to San Rafael Sanitary District Pump #24

Outreach and Collaboration

The surrounding community was actively involved in envisioning this project.

  • Six digital notices on Next Door, between December 2019 and February 2021, with DPW contact information
  • Letters mailed to residents living within 100’ of the park
  • Emails and on-site discussions with the Pt. San Pedro Road Coalition
  • Emails and on-site discussions with residents living in nearby neighborhoods
  • Presentation to Parks and Open Space Commission on 9/17/2020, with opportunity for public comments

These organizations also provided feedback that helped shape this project:


  • May 2020: Design
  • May–June 2020: Bid Process
  • Summer–Fall 2020: Permit application to SFBCDC
  • February 2021: Bird Nesting Survey and Tree Removal
  • Spring–Summer 2021: Construction