Join Pixie Park
Everyone is welcome here.
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 (co-op 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 important and costly ongoing park maintenance and improvements with member fees, we make Pixie accessible to all children in two ways:
We offer reduced or no-fee memberships on a need basis. Please see the options below and then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of these options, or to discuss other possibilities.
We generally host "open houses" once a month month. This is a way to visit the park periodically, or to visit before joining. Please RSVP for an upcoming Open House.
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 $35 key / programing fee, 2 hours of volunteering required)**
Grandparent membership (if all grandchildren live outside of Marin ($200 per year, plus $35 key/programming fee, 2 hours of volunteering required)
Volunteer committee membership ($100 per year, plus $35 key/programming 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 (~$35 key/programming 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. ALL MEMBERS, INCLUDING DEI / FAMILY ACCESS, ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF 2-HOURS OF VOLUNTEER TIME AT THE PARK.
**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.
FAQs re membership
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.
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.
What if I can't afford the Pixie membership fee but would like to join? Please get in touch with us at email@example.com to discuss options. Everyone is welcome at Pixie Park!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.