Marin Park Slated For Closure Taps Into Local Businesses, Public For Help

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Samuel P Taylor State Park

Samuel P. Taylor State Park (California State Parks)

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SAN GERONIMO (KCBS) – It might be a last-ditch effort, but movers-and-shakers in Marin County believe they can prevent Samuel P. Taylor State Park in San Geronimo from closing. The beloved open space is just one of four Marin parks scheduled to be closed within a year because of statewide budget issues.

”There are good people who know that this is a treasure worth saving,” said Dr. Thomas Peters of the Marin Community Foundation. “There might be some particular balance between business interests, community and public interests and private philanthropy that might be able to be of some help.”

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

Peters said that Samuel P. Taylor Park is special because of its unique geography and unique vistas.

”Just the sheer restoration that it offers to anyone that goes there is spectacular,” said Peters.

The CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, Tony Magee, has said that he’s willing to make a financial contribution if it will help keep the park open to the public.

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