Gettin’ Back That Lovin’ Feelin’
Beloved community amenities eventually begin to show their age. And the community has looooved this park since it was constructed in the mid-1970s.
In addition to being a habitat for humans, Creekside Park and the Madera Creek Multiuse Pathway provide habitat for sensitive native animal species and the park has helped mitigate flooding along Corte Madera Creek.
The community got very hands-on in the planning and redesign effort. The revitalized park, based on community priorities, includes a nature-based outdoor play environment with separate areas for preschool and school-age children, restored upland marsh transition habitat areas, improved gathering areas for picnicking, performances and quiet reflection at the marsh overlook, accessibility upgrades, dedicated accessible on-street parking spaces, new park plantings and irrigation systems, a sensory garden in the children’s play areas and a healing garden for community members and Marin General Hospital patients, visitors and staff. New custom-fabricated play features interpret the wildlife found in the Creekside Marsh and ornamental metalwork design was inspired by the Manzanita shrubs in the park. The park also meets all water-efficient landscape ordinance requirements.
The park reopened to great popular acclaim—and renewed love—as Hal Brown Park at Creekside, in honor of Brown, a longtime member of the County Board of Supervisors.