SAN ANSELMO’S FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES
Planning a visit to San Anselmo with the kids? Need a rainy day — or any day — activity? San Anselmo offers families and children of all ages plenty to do. Start with some our TOP TEN FAVORITES:
VISIT YODA & INDIANA JONES AT
SAN ANSELMO’S IMAGINATION PARK
535 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo.
415-902-5506, www.sananselmopark.org Owned by San Anselmo Community Foundation and for public use. Imagination Park, in the center of San Anselmo, features a soothing fountain with life-size bronze statues of Yoda & Indiana Jones created by the famed George W. Lucas and sculpted by Lawrence Noble.
BLAST TO THE PAST AT THE SAN ANSELMO
110 Tunstead Ave., in Town Hall, 415-258-4659,
See page 24 for hours and more info.
What did San Anselmo look like 100 years ago? Where did the Miwok Indians live? How did the railroad put San Anselmo on the map? Find out the answers to these questions and more at this museum. Check out the Children’s Corner, with San Anselmo-themed coloring books.
CONQUER A CASTLE AND PET A DINOSAUR AT MILLENNIUM PLAYGROUND 415-258-4640, From Sir Francis Drake Blvd., turn east on San Francisco Blvd., then right on Veterans Pl. to access the parking lot. Hands down the best children’s playground in Marin, Millennium Playground has lots to tempt any youngster: ceramic animal fountains, a large climbable castle, a dinosaur, and a separate tot play area.
VISIT A CASTLE | SAN FRANCISCO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Bolinas Ave. and Richmond Rd., San Anselmo
415-451-2800, www.sfts.edu Dedicated in 1892, the two stone castles stand overlooking 14 scenic acres of the San Francisco Theological Seminary. The Seminary is just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, yet a world away from metropolitan San Francisco. The stained-glass windows create a colorful glow in the stone chapel that is over 100 years old.
READ A PAGE-TURNER AT THE SAN ANSELMO CARNEGIE LIBRARY
110 Tunstead Ave., San Anselmo, 415-258-4656
See page 24 for hours and more info. Older kids can check out books while tots three and younger join preschool and toddler story time, a story-and-song program on Mondays at 10 a.m. (call to confirm dates). The library also offers a summer reading program and children’s holiday programs. And don’t forget to hop on our town mascot, Sugarfoot, the deer on Town Hall’s lawn. Just watch the antlers!
GET LOST IN A MAZE
OF GARDEN PATHS AT
ROBSON-HARRINGTON PARK 237 Crescent Rd. at Raymond Ave., San Anselmo
www.townofsananselmo.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/5 Play hide-and-seek in the elaborate garden, have a picnic, then check out the estate’s wall (built using brick rubble from the 1906 earthquake) and Victorian mansion. Visit the two palm trees on the upper grounds to see if you can spy a sleeping owl in the branches above. And for the truly adventurous, tear apart the owl pellets found at the base of the trees to look for rodent bones!
COMMUNITY GARDEN AT ROBSON
237 Crescent Rd. at Raymond Ave., San Anselmo,
www.townofsananselmo.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/5 San Anselmo has a unique community garden tastefully nested in the Robson Harrington Mansion Park. There are about 30 plots maintained by community gardeners in a larger park setting. Well worth a visit and short walk around the area. Summer gardens are most prolific but interesting all year.
PICNIC AT ONE OF SAN ANSELMO’S BEAUTIFUL PARKS 415-258-4640, www.SanAnselmoRecreation.org Reserve a location for an old-fashioned, fun-filled picnic at Creek Park, Memorial Park, Robson-Harrington Park or Imagination Park.
AMERICAN LEGION LOG CABIN
120 Veterans Pl., San Anselmo, 415-456-0834
www.americanlegionlogcabin.com Built between 1933 and 1934 by veterans of WWI, using local redwood trees and no power tools. It is home to the American Legion Post 179, Women’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 179 and local Boy Scout Troop 15. The cabin serves as a safe harbor for returning veterans and provides them a place to relax in the Dugout Bar with a welcoming and supportive environment. The Log Cabin is truly a local landmark and historical structure.
HIKE A TRAIL AT SORICH RANCH PARK San Francisco Boulevard to a dead end at the parking area, San Anselmo, 415-258-4640 www.townofsananselmo.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/6 Enjoy a picnic lunch, then race your kids to the trails and walk along the lovely ridge between San Anselmo and San Rafael. Keep an eye out for hawks, deer, and other critters.
San Anselmo's new Town Park is next to Town Hall on San Anselmo Avenue on land donated by George Lucas - We need your help to sustain this great project, please donate.