Muir Beach Reopened After $4M Facelift

By Bay City News
For the first time in six months, Muir Beach is open to the public.

The Marin County beach reopened Saturday after getting a $4 million facelift that includes a new parking lot, new restrooms, restored wetlands and an extended bridge overlooking the wetlands, according to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Construction on the parking lot began in July, essentially blocking off the beach to visitors.

Meanwhile, crews worked to improve the transfer of water from the beach's adjoining network of wetlands, lagoon and dunes, which is home to a number of birds, amphibians, salmon and trout in addition to wetland plants.

The restoration work was largely funded by settlement money from the 2007 oil spill from the Cosco Busan freighter.
Clayton Smith December 30, 2013 at 02:28 PM
I believe the amount spent was actually $14 million and from what I have seen of the work done, it is much more than a "facelift." Hopefully, the great bridgework over the creek will not obscure the open feeling the place has had all these years. It would also have been nice if the Park Service had fixed up the roadway leading to the new parking lot. This would have been a way of compensating the folks would live in the old village for all the disruption they have had to endure.


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