March 31, 2020
We have received an update on additional restrictions around parks in Mill Valley and around Marin County. If you plan to use parks and outdoor space in upcoming days, please make sure you know the new rules so you may stay in compliance
Updated restrictions regarding outdoor recreation:
In Mill Valley - What is open and what is closed:
Most fields and trails remain open if you can walk or bike there.
The following, however, are closed:
The new restrictions will be enforced. Please read this message from the Mill Valley Police Department to learn more.
From the County of Marin HHS:
"On March 21, 2020 we urged those around the Bay Area to stay-at-home and suspend all non-essential travel. Our coast was inundated with visitors from all around the Bay Area, overcrowding our essential businesses and creating unsafe gatherings and unsafe conditions for our community as a whole.
On March 22, 2020, due to ongoing congregation at our recreational areas, we issued an order for the immediate closure of all Marin parks and open spaces – including national, state, county, city and local town parks. This was a necessary step to protect our community.
After careful consideration, we are making the following part of the Public Health Order:
All agencies and jurisdictions operating parks, campgrounds, and open spaces are hereby required to cease all public facing non-essential operations and services (including parking) at facilities located within the County. Only non-motorized access to and from will be allowed and visitors shall maintain six-foot social distancing.
This addition to the Public Health Order is in the best interest of our community health.
Does it prohibit you from utilizing the open space or trails near your home?
No. It does however limit your ability to drive to a park or open space area within the county, which is considered non-essential travel.
Please walk, bike or use means other than a vehicle to get to an outdoor recreation area near you."