You can get permission for special activities and rent many facilities for weddings, events etc. at reasonable prices by contacting the Parks & Rec. Dept., who happen to be really nice people.
Major Sausalito Park Locations near Bridgeway
Each Sausalito park listed below is in the portion of Sausalito clsest to visitor destinations and Sausalito businesses.
City Hall (Caledonia St. and New Town)
Marinship Park (Spring Valley and Marinship South) — Home to the Sausalito Art Festival each Labor Day Weekend, Marinship Park also has public tennis courts and a soccer fireld popular for summer league play.
Smaller Sausalito Park Locations Near Bridgeway
Each Sausalito park in this section is adjacent to San Francisco Bay.
Municipal Fishing Pier (Bridgeway Promenade) This is a “Once and Future Park” that was used generations ago but then fell into disrepair. Plans to rebuild it with special Federal aid money have proven to be controversial and remain under discussion.
Neighborhood Sausalito Playgrounds & Retreats
All of these parks except South View Park are small neighborhood playgrounds with a patch of lawn and a play structure for young children. Each Sausalito park in this section lies in a residential neighborhood and is designed for on-foot access by neighbors, with little or no space for parking.
Why so many parks in a city of only 7,000 people?
1. A century ago Sausalito was the second largest town in Marin County (after San Rafael) and the city leaders from 1870 to 1930 often turned unused or abandoned space into parks. It’s 19th century public policy that has paid off for us in later generations.
2. Bequests to the City by residents, as well as new parks tied to real estate development in the last 30 years, have added some gems to our Sausalito park system.
See also our page on Beaches in Sausalito, the GGNRA and the Marin Headlands.