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Pixie Park 2019-2020 Renovation

The Future of Pixie Park in the Marin Arts and Garden Center

“The environment itself had to speak to the kids. It’s not just assembling a bunch of athletic equipment. You have to catch their imagination, and you think about things like crawling, hiding, mystery, color, texture, line…all the things that would appeal to children.” - Robert Royston, Pixie Park’s original landscape architect, circa 1958.

For 65 years, Pixie Park has been a special place for children 6 years old and younger to explore their environment, discover their individuality, and make some of their very first friends. As a cooperative playground, it is also a vital community for parents to socialize, exchange ideas and watch each other’s kids grow.

Pixie Park has just undergone a significant renovation to repair its facilities and make the playground inclusive and accessible to people of all abilities.  We're excited to welcome you!

Phase 1 Improvements Include:

  • Re-grade and repave all paths, stairs, ramps, and the plaza to be durable and comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  • Create ADA accessible “beaches” and transfer stations that allow at-grade, wheelchair access into all the play areas, thus making all play opportunities accessible to people of all abilities.
  • Replace the old non-accessible hillside slides with new ADA accessible hillside slides placed on the main circulation route. We are installing metal slides that do not interfere with cochlear implants.
  • Stabilize the eroding hillside with new concrete retaining walls, mulch, and natural stone and log scrambles.
  • Improve storm water drainage by adding area drains and permeable paving.
  • Restore the Wooden Train and add a digger and splash table to the Sand Play Area.
  • Provide more seating areas to enjoy the hillside views, and add an ADA accessible picnic table.
  • Plant trees to provide shady play places.

Phase 2 Improvements Include:

  • Renovate the Pavilion and the Restroom to meet current Building Codes and Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  • Repave the historic Splash Pad area behind the Pavilion and make the Splash Pad functional again.

Donate Now 


Donation Levels:
REDWOOD ($25K+)
Please contact Holly Tate at fundraising@pixiepark.org to learn about the special ways Pixie recognizes its most generous donors.

OAK ($10,000 – $24,999)
Recognition on the Donor Wall and on an engraved brick in the Donor Path.

SYCAMORE ($5,000 – $9,999)
Recognition on the Donor Wall and on an engraved brick in the Donor Path.

MAGNOLIA ($2500 – $4,999)
Recognition on the Donor Wall and on an engraved brick in the Donor Path.

MADRONE ($1000 – $2,499)
Recognition on the Donor Wall and on an engraved brick in the Donor Path.

DOGWOOD ($500 – $999)
Recognition on an engraved brick in the Donor Path.

CULTIVATORS (UP TO $499)
Recognition in print and on-line.


Pixie Park (Est. 1952)    Ross, CA

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