Why so many parks in a city of only 7,000 people? Two reasons:
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.
Note: Organized activities in Sausalito parks generally require permits. Contact the Sausalito Dept. of Parks and Recreation for application forms.
Here's our list:
Major Sausalito Parks near Bridgeway
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 Parks Near Bridgeway
Municipal Fishing Pier (Bridgeway Promenade)
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. If possible you'll want to walk to these neighborhood gems, since the small parks have very little parking nearby.