Parks Open Space & Other Facilities
Fairfax has parks, playgrounds and playing fields besides being surrounded by thousands of acres of accessible Open Space. Here is a short listing of places you might want to check out.
Peri Park, located on Park Road offers a wonderful playground that has earned complimentary reviews from parents and children. Kids love its fun climbing structures, whimsical “houses” to jump-start the imagination, and two sets of slides and swings for younger and older children. The Park also offers a barbecue area and a stage.
Bolinas Park on Bolinas Road & Elsie Lane provides a large grassy area for people to gather and enjoy the sun. It holds the weekly Farmer’s Market during the six month summer season. The Park also includes a redwood grove and log benches in the shade.
Contratti Park Ball Field is home to Fairfax’s Little League baseball games, and also used extensively during fairs, festivals and other events. A large grassy area, it’s a perfect multi-purpose field.
The Pavilion, located atop the hill adjacent to Bolinas Park serves variously many indoor recreational space needs. It is used for many youth activities, musical performances, theatre, and community events and festivals.
The Mt. Tamalpais Watershed is an 18,500 acre natural resource providing and protecting the major source of domestic water for Central and Southern Marin County. Besides this primary purpose, the watershed is held in trust as a natural wildland of great biological diversity, as scenic open space and as an area for passive daytime recreation. With five reservoirs and miles of hiking, biking and horse trails, the MMWD watershed is a treasure located right at the edge of town. Access through Sky Oaks off Bolinas Road. Parking fee required.
A 54-acre park accessed via Porteous Avenue in Fairfax, Deer Park offers picnic areas, restrooms and nature trails for walking, hiking and horseback riding in a wooded hillside environment. Trails connect Deer Park to MMWD’s Mount Tamalpais Watershed area.
Fairfax contains numerous Open Space Preserves. Two of the larger ones are Cascade Canyon and White Hill. Trails abound along with seasonal and year round creeks, waterfalls and wildlife. The Fairfax Open Space Committee works continually to additional parcels to add to the total area of our local nature preserves.