Mill Valley is filled with beautiful parks and playgrounds. One with a number of different parts for a variety of age groups and activities is Hauke Park on Hamilton Drive at the north end of the Pickleweed Inlet, part of Richardson Bay.
It’s got a great play structure for kids 5-12, a sand lot filled with play toys for toddlers, a baseball field, a soccer field and a wide-open lawn area for kicking a soccer ball, throwing frisbies or just fooling around.
The play structure is in a sand lot with swings, including a toddler (bucket) swing, a see-saw, a tire swing, a playhouse and benches around the perimeter for parents and caregivers to chat while keeping an eye on their kids. It’s also got picnic tables for lunch or snacks, and a drinking fountain, both of which are often needed for an outing of any length.
The park is fenced, so you don’t have to worry about balls or kids escaping into the street. There’s a small unpaved parking lot at the north end, and a slightly larger lot across Hamilton next to the public restrooms and the police/fire stations
Dogs permitted – leash required!
Where: 1 Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (map)