This summer, consider doing what these Marinites
have done and bring the park to your yard.
BY LAURA HILGERS • PHOTOS BY JACK WOLFORD
Sure, it’s fun to hop in the car and meet your friends at the golf course, bocce court
or skate park. But wouldn’t it sometimes also be nice if you could stay home and have
them come to you? That was the idea behind three Marin families’ decisions to create
outdoor spaces on their properties. They wanted places where people could gather, engage in
a particular sport, and simply hang out. They did it mostly because they loved the sport themselves. But in the spirit of “If you build it, they will come,” their friends — and their kids’ friends — have
been more than happy to join the fun.