A major facelift at Hamilton Park consisting of the following improvements have been completed:
installation of new park entrance sign;
repaving of the cracked asphalt walking path and uneven picnic areas;
removal of overgrown vegetation that were blocking the creek view and access to the water's edge;
replacement of the weathered tables, benches and drinking fountain.
This project was completed through a patchwork of various public and private funding sources, including:
State of California Proposition 68 grant program
County of Marin Open Space & Parks Measure A grant program
monetary donation from the Larkspur Community Foundation
State of California CalRecycle Beverage Container program
Community service project from Eagle Scout candidate
Clara Belle Hamilton's Vision Restored
Over the years, residents and nearby employees have enjoyed the passive recreation provided by this little this park. However, years of drought and budgetary constraints took its toll and the park had not aged well. Thanks to the influx of grant monies and private donations, the much-needed face lift has been completed and is now again a tribute to Mrs Hamilton's generosity (see below for park history).
park entrance sign
new picnic tables
repaved walking path
drinking fountain for humans and dogs!
This unassuming little park has the sweetest history. In the 1970's when this area was being developed, Mrs. Clara Belle Hamilton, a resident at the Tamalpais Residence retirement community, recognized that waterfront access to the creek was being lost, and purchased the last vacant lot from the developers for $42,750 and dedicated the land to the City to be used as a public park. The park was completed in 1977 and opened with an official ribbon cutting with Mrs. Hamilton in attendance. Her foresight and generosity permanently provided public access to the creek.