Join Pixie Park

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Membership Info
 

Pixie Park co-op is a self-sustaining organization that leases space from Marin Art and Garden Center and maintains the playground independently. 


In addition to a membership fee, we also depend on fundraising efforts to cover our expenses and on volunteer time from our members. Since the early 1950's, Pixie Park has been a volunteer-run co-op designed for young children.

  • Beautiful enclosed (gated & locked) playground for your family and friends accessible only to members

  • Opportunity to connect with the local community of parents

  • Members are eligible to rent the space for birthday parties for a low fee (see Birthday Parties)

  • Member, social, and community events

While we have a secure/locked playground (members receive a gate code), our co-op stands for openness and inclusion and wants to welcome all to enjoy the park. To achieve this while also funding park costs with member fees, we make Pixie accessible to all children in two ways:

  • We have four tiers of membership detailed below.  All members are expected to volunteer and help out at the park however they can, consistent with our co-op model.  Membership term begins November 1.

    Regular membership ($500 per year, plus one-time $35 key fee, 2 hours of volunteering required)

    Grandparent membership (if all grandchildren live outside of Marin
     ($200 per year, plus one-time $35 key fee, 2 hours of volunteering required)

    Volunteer committee membership ($100 per year, plus one-time $35 key fee, on a first-come, first served basis, for those with time and interest to volunteer as Chairperson on our Volunteer Committee).

    Family access membership (one-time ~$35 key fee). The $500 membership fee is waived (no cost). This is available to families who participate in one or more of the following programs: Food Stamps/CalFresh Program/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Free and Reduced School Lunch, Women Infants and Children (WIC), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Active Military and Veterans, Section 8/Public Housing, Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)/Healthy Families, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, Low Income Energy Assistance/Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Kaiser Permanente Cares for Kids (Child Health Plan), Licensed Foster Parent, Active Military and Veterans, One child enrolled in a Connections Partner School, Early Head Start or Head Start, Cal WORKS, Placement on centralized eligibility list for childcare subsidy

    Note: If you join three months or more into the membership term, the membership fee will be reduced in accordance with the following schedule based on the month you join: 

    • $500 (joining November through January, for up to 12 months ending October 31)

    • $400 (joining February through April, for up to 9 months ending October 31)

    • $300 (joining May through July, for up to 6 months ending October 31)

    • $200 (joining August through October, for up to 3 months ending October 31)

 

FAQs re membership

  1. What does the membership fee go towards?  Pixie is a 501(c)3 non-profit co-op.  The membership fees alone do not sustain the park; we rely on a number of fundraising events throughout the year to close our budget gap.  Membership fees and funds raised through events and donations go to pay our monthly rent to the Marin Art & Garden Center, insurance, park maintenance (landscaping, cleaning the bathrooms, supplies) and other expenses.
     

  2. Can anyone join Pixie?  Yes!  We welcome any new members with children or grandchildren ages 6 and under who would enjoy the park.  Our members come from all over Marin.  
     

  3. What if I can't afford the Pixie membership fee but would like to join?  Please get in touch with us at membership@pixiepark.org to discuss options.  Everyone is welcome at Pixie Park!
     

Please email membership@pixiepark.org if you have any questions.