The San Anselmo Recreation Department is constantly offering new adventures to San Anselmo residents and tourists through a variety of programs offered throughout the year. You’ll find plenty of activities such as yoga and art; and sports, like soccer, tennis, hiking, pole walking and softball. The department even offers tumbling, gymnastics and two youth basketball programs for boys and girl ages 5 to 10. You can view the complete list of activities offered through the San Anselmo Recreation Department here.
To get involved with a sport, find a running buddy or join a local team, visit Sportsvite. This convenient site allows you to easily browse sports, local teams, current events in San Anselmo and so much more.
At Marin MMA, you’ll find quality mixed martial arts classes, a positive coaching model and a fun way to learn some new skills while burning some real calories. Classes are offered for both kids and adults.
Address: 222 Greenfield Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Phone: (415) 456-1557
Point Reyes National Seashore has more than 1500 different species of animals and plants, a historical lighthouse, several headlands, beaches and more than 150 miles of trails throughout the park. Hikers, campers, birdwatchers, bikers and horse riders visiting the park for the first time are strongly encouraged to stop by the Bear Valley Visitor Center, one of three visitor centers at Point Reyes, to get better oriented with the park and all it has to offer. Check out the calendar of events to understand what the current season has to offer you in the park. Spring and fall are perfect for birdwatching and in the winter, you can find great spots to watch the annual migration of gray whales.
Samuel P. Taylor State Park is ideal for family camping, offering plenty of campsites that have amenities (such as outdoor kitchen islands and sinks) to make the outdoor experience much more comfortable for young kids and older adults. Hot showers, clean toilets, paved roads and flat terrain makes camping here a stress-free adventure. Just 25 minutes away is the Tomales Bay Oyster Company—so take along your shucking knife for a meal you won’t forget. Make sure to lock up any food at your campsite, as the park’s raccoons are experienced little culprits.
Tamalpais State Park is filled with different programs, trails and events that are family friendly and perfect for exploring the redwood groves in the woodlands of Marin County. Tamalpais’ peak offers a breathtaking view at a whopping 2,571 feet high. An abandoned railway, known today as “The Crookedest Railroad in the World,” runs through the park along with more than 50 miles of trails to bike or hike. A natural stone amphitheater, called the Mountain Theater, was built in the 1930s and can seat 3,750 people in the park! This is the location of the Mountain Play held every spring and Astronomy Nights that is held April through October.
San Anselmo has six main parks that showcase the natural beauty of the area. In downtown San Anselmo is Creek Park, just across from one of the busiest intersections of Marin at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Red Hill Avenue. The towering redwoods, nearby creek and grassy areas make this the perfect place to enjoy a family picnic amidst the charm of downtown. The San Anselmo Arts Commission presents its annual free concert series called Music in the Park. It’s held every Sunday afternoon in Creek Park for a month in the summer. From mid-July through September, you can enjoy Film Night in the Park on a Friday or Saturday night. View upcoming dates and films here.
Bring your sweetheart and hiking boots to Faude Park, located between Indian Rock Road and Tomahawk Drive at Broadmoor Avenue, to see San Anselmo in all of its natural beauty. Trails extend throughout the hills, meadows and woods—making this park a total of 13.5 acres of wonderful hiking at your leisure. Sorich Ranch Park at the end of San Francisco Boulevard. is another undeveloped park that’s perfect for hiking and enjoying San Anselmo’s beauty. Built on the platform of the once-existing Lansdale Train Station is Lansdale Park. Next to a café on the corner of Lansdale and Center Boulevard, this smaller park also has a children’s playground.
Memorial Park with its Millennium Playground is San Anselmo’s most popular and most developed park. Located at 1000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard., Memorial Park has tennis courts, a huge playground, sports fields, picnic tables and a number of outdoor facilities. Just a stone’s throw away is the Elders’ Garden, a peaceful and calming garden that provides relaxing areas for anyone to play checkers, chess or horseshoes.
The Robson-Harrington Park, at 237 Crescent Road, features a gorgeous mansion from the turn of the 20th century and community gardens maintained by volunteers. You can wander the grounds enjoying the 30 lovely garden plots, the details of the estate’s architecture and picnic in one of the many grassy areas. Residents may rent the mansion space for events.
Check out San Anselmo’s calendar of events.