How We Got Here.
Buying the Land
The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a purchase agreement in November 2017 with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) for the former San Geronimo Golf Course. The property’s price, set by the purchase agreement and based on professional appraisals, is $8.85 million. The County plans to contribute $2.5 million in Parks Measure A acquisition funds and $1.41 million of County general funds. TPL is maintaining ownership until the County can raise funds to complete the purchase and the agreement is contingent upon the County’s ability to raise an additional $4.94 million by December 2018. Marin County Parks and TPL will work together to raise funds from the state and nonprofit foundations to support the purchase.
Involving the Community
Marin County Parks' goal is to restore its extensive natural habitat into a greenbelt linking the San Geronimo Valley's rural villages and wants to get the San Geronimo Valley community and other Marin residents involved in establishing a long-term vision for the SGV Golf Course property.
Organizing and Imagining in Preparation for the Visioning Workshops
Visioning workshops will be scheduled in June of 2018 and proposed future uses for the property would need to be approved by the Board of Supervisors. In order to make the most of this opportunity, a group of San Geronimo Valley residents and local farmers have come together to propose that parts of the San Geronimo Valley golf course property be returned to its roots as agricultural lands as it was in the past. Prior to being developed as a golf course the land was used for grazing and growing hay and the group envisions a much more dynamic use of the land. See our Vision page for more about that!