Plan Your Visit: Before leaving home, be sure to check the status of the park you want to visit to find out if it is temporarily closed or has any restrictions in place. Check State Parks website, opens a new window.
Check out a Park Pass from your library and explore your local and state parks for free!
Use your library card to reserve and pick up a Park Pass for free entry and parking at local and state parks. Hang the pass from the rear view mirror of your car or place it on your dashboard.
Passes check out for 1 week and can be renewed twice (provided there is no waitlist).
There are 3 different types of passes available, each for different locations.
Park Passes Update
The Marin County Board of Supervisors has approved the removal of park entry fees for 5 Marin County Park sites: Stafford Lake Park, McNears Beach Park, Paradise Beach Park, Black Point Boat Launch, and Miller Boat Launch. As of July 3, 2023, these fees will no longer be in effect. Consequently, the Marin County Parks passes available through the library will no longer be necessary and are being recalled and deactivated. The Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and California State Parks passes will remain unchanged.
Marin Municipal Water District
This pass offers free parking at:
- Sky Oaks Gateway
- Bon Tempe Lake
- Lake Lagunitas
Learn more about Marin Municipal Water District, opens a new window.
California State Parks
This pass offers free parking at over 200 California State Parks.
Some parks are not eligible for this program.
Day use only.
Learn more. Check Out CA State Parks.