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 

Donate and help keep Pixie Park thriving! 100% of your donation will go directly to the Pixie Park Capital Improvements Fund and is tax deductible. Pixie’s 501(c)(3) number is 94-6086438. Thank you for your support!

Please help by going to rebuildpixie.org to donate now! 100% Of your donation will go directly to the Pixie Park Capital Improvements Fund and is tax deductible. Our 501(c)3 number is 94-6086438. 


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 Donors

Elizabeth & Lee Adams  •  Wendy & Kevin Alexander  •  Trish & Peter Allen  •  Lily & David Allen-Hughes  •  Liz Amini  •  Pamela Andrews  •  Anonymous (4)  •  Katie & Roger Arnemann  •  Sarah & Michael Atwood  •  Jodie & James Barton  •  Shana & Brandon Beal  •  Lisa & Chris Beauchamp  •  Jody Anne & Jules Becker  •  Sandy & Tom Bertelsen  •  Linda & Tom Biesheuvel  •  Anya Bosina & Ivo Delmis  •  Elizabeth Brekhus  •  Laura & Forest Bronzan  •  Adrienne & Kent Brown •  Jane & Kurt Burkhard  •  Wendy & John Buscaglia  •  Marina & Harley Butler  •  Jeanne & Bill Cahill  •  Meghan & Matt Caldwell  •  Ashley & Mark Cashel  •  The Christiansen Family  •  Janell & Joe Ciatti  •  Clover Sonoma  •  Keri & River Cohen  •  Susan & Mitch Cohen  •  Kate & Jeff Colin  •  Lita Collins & Clay Kuzma  •  Marie & Brian Collins  •  Carey Condy  •  Jane Cooper  •  Isabelle & Sophia Corn  •  Holly & Michael Cuggino  •  Marita & Kevin Daly  •  Arville & Herbert Damner  •  Courtney & Raphael de Balmann  •  Mark & Catherine Devereaux  •  Stacey & Ian Dillon  • Kristen & Phillippe d’Offay  •  Micky & Chris Doner  •  Diane & Rich Dow  •  Christine & Andrew Downs  •  Susan & Dennis Duncan  •  Erin & Alex Earls  •  Cassandra & Jeff Edwards  •  Tori & George Eichleay  •  Claudia & David Eiseman  •  The Elkort Family  •  Margie Ellis  •  Pamela & Bryce Emo  •  Jessica Fairchild & Kai Broms  •  Chris & Bob Feibusch  •  Melissa & Andrew Felder  •  Mary Kay & Brendan Finn  •  Susan & Greg Flandermeyer  •  The Fletcher Family  •  Ashley Harris & Jon Fougner  •  Stephanie & Charles Fountaine  •  Leora & Matt Fulvio  •  Amanda & Mike Furlotti  •  Jenni & Eric Gelman  •  Michael George  •  Casey & Zack Georgeson  •  Judy & Gregg Gibson  •  Nina & John Gladish  •  Alisa & Brian Golson  •  Good Eggs  •  Sophie & James Gray  •  Haley & Craig Grevelding  •  Lindsay & Barr Haney  •  Corey & Chris Hart  •  Corinne Hedrick  •  Diana & Brad Hedrick  •  Anne & Nathan Heyden  •  Katie & Richard Hoertkorn  •  Katie Hyde & Mark Schrumpf  •  Chelsea E. Ialeggio  •  Glennis Jones  •  Kay & Bruce Jones  •  Jordan & Michael Kahn  •  Becca & Eric Kallman  •  Julie & Connor Kidd  • Kim & John Kieckhefer  •  Nancy & Skip Kniesche  •  Phyllis & Jeff Koblick  •  Brianne & Matt Koch  •  The Kostanecki Family  •  Sarah & Mark Kruttschnitt  •  David LaHorgue  •  Maureen & John Landers  •  Cam & Edward Lanphier  •  KC & Steve Lauck  •  Kay & David Law  •  Anna & David Lee  •  Aubrey & Jeff Leh  •  Meghan & Andrew Levin  •  Hollis & Al Litrownik  •  Andrea Livengood  •  Cynthia Livermore  •  Cynthia & Samuel Livermore  •  Meredith Loring & Sami Inkinen  •  Roseanna & Wallace Lourdeaux  •  Shana & Joe Lourdeaux  •  Erin & JD Lumpkin  •  Jennifer & Mark Malcoun  •  Krista & Bill Martin  •  Ann & Andy Mathieson  •  Diane Maywhort  •  Betsy & Ed McDermott  •  Sally McGivern  •  Julie & Ian McGuire  •  Sommer & Jamison McKinley  •  Julie McMillan & Tim Baughman  •  Tina Mehan  •  Suzanne & Robert Mellor  •  Elizabeth Melone  •  Heidi & David Minnick  •  Emily Morris & Javier Soltero  •  Erin & Darius Mozaffarian  •  Patricia Navone  •  Julian & Geoff Nichol  •  Cheryl & Mark Northfield  •  Katharine & Mike O’Brien  •  Whitney & Dennis O’Neill  •  Marta Osterloh  •  Janet & Clyde Ostler  •  Ashley & Ted Paff  •  William & Elizabeth Patterson Family Fund  •  Patxi’s Pizza  •  Allyson Peracca & Michael Strohl  •  Barbara Peracca  •  Ashley & Josh Petersen  •  Ann & David Peterson  •  Gloria Petersson & Betty Wilson  •  Debbie & Tom Piliero  •  Sharon & Philip Pillsbury  •  Maria Pitcairn  •  Emily & Jason Poague  •  Tucky & John Pogue  •  Mary & Bill Poland  •  Annabelle & Bill Reber  •  Ashley & Daniel Reid  •  Barbara & Brent Reid  •  Jenny & Bill Reilly  •  Jackie & Jim Reinhart  •  Barbara & Joel Renbaum  •  Elizabeth Robbins & Stephen Hauser  •  Pollie & Doug Robbins  •  Kristin & James Robillard  •  Ann & Michael Roggenbuck  •  Melissa & AJ Rohde  •  Albee & Nick Romero  •  Elika & Michael Rosenbaum  •  Dan Rosenthal  •  Ross Auxiliary  •  The Ross Preschool  •  Debby & Paul Sagues  •  Stephanie & Bryan Sander  •  Janet & Gary Scales  •  Laura Schooling & Jens Hofmann  •  Betty & George Schrohe  •  Irene Scully  • Regina & John Scully  •  Darla & Jude Segalini  •  Holly Selvig & Avner Sofer  •  Margaret & Dennis Selvig  •  Shartsis Friese LLP  •  Carol & Hal Sherley  •  Susie & Gavin Slader  •  Jacqueline & Lawrence Slayen  •  Emily & Brian Slingerland  •  Raina & Michael Sobel  •  Carly & Greg South  •  Serena & John Stark  •  Gita & Nick Stiritz  •  Ali & David Stone  •  Studio BBA  •  Swirl San Anselmo  •  Rebecca & Tom Sylla  •  Mandy & Scott Tachiki  •  Theresa & Bryan Talany  •  Holly Tate & Scott Clark  •  Jane & Robert Tate  •  Rachel Templeton & Jamie Freundlich  •  Richard J. Thalheimer  •  Nancy & Herb Tully  •  Blanche & Singh Virk  •  Abby & Scott Vix  •  Jessica & Alexis Viripaeff  •  Katherine Walker  •  Patsy & David Walsh  •  Julie & David Wean  •  Barbara & Phillip Wenger  •  Barbara & Milton Werner  •  Diana & Mike Werner  •  Kathryn & David Werdeger  •  Danielle & Michael Westberg  •  Lisa & Ted Williams  •  Denise & Steve Willis  •  Margie Wilson  •  Natalie Wilson  •  Annie & Jason Winship

In-Kind Donors

Anya Bosina Graphic Design Boutique  •  Holly Selvig Landscape Architecture  •  Julia Zave Photography  •  Stacey Dillon Event Planning

Community Donors

  • Patxi's Pizza
  • Plae
  • The Ross Preschool
  • Ross Auxiliary
  • Good Eggs
  • Bartlett Tree Experts


Pixie Park (Est. 1952)    Ross, CA

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